There are currently 17 glossary words in this directory beginning with the letter A.
(noun) The improper use of something; cruel and violent treatment of a person or animal. (verb) To use (something) to bad effect or for a bad purpose; misuse; treat (a person) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly.The older boys continued to tease the younger boy, even when the abuse cause the younger boy to scream.

(verb) Achieve or complete successfully. Jalissa was able to attend the concert when she accomplished her goal of finishing her homework assignments early.

(noun) Being held responsible. The executive faced accountability for the company’s fraud.

(adjective) Responsible, answerable. The young man asked that he be held accountable for folding laundry in order to help his mother.

(verb) To manage an event or an organization. Public schools administer standardized tests every year.

(noun) A hormone, secreted by the adrenal glands, that increases rates of blood circulation, breathing, and metabolism in a condition of stress. Adrenaline helps us to react quickly when we are scared.

(verb) Have an effect on; make a difference to; touch the feelings (of): move emotionally. A simple act of unnecessary kindness can affect an entire community in a huge way.

(adjective) Pursuing one’s aims and interests forcefully; ready or likely to attack or confront. Fighting is an aggressive way to try to solve problems.

(noun) Detailed examination of the elements (parts) or structure of something. Our analysis of the movie included thinking about the main character and the problem he tried to solve.

(adjective) Of unknown name; whose name is withheld. She couldn’t respond to the anonymous text because she didn’t know who sent it.

(noun) The state of waiting for or expecting something to happen. The students were full of anticipation for summer vacation.

(adjective) Unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people. After a bullying incident, Chris became antisocial and no longer wanted to hang out with his friends after school.

(noun) A feeling of worry, nervousness or unease. Final exams often cause anxiety in students.

(adjective) Clearly visible or understood. It was apparent that the teacher cared about her students when she bought extra supplies with her own money.

(verb) Evaluate the nature, quality, or safety of an option or circumstance. We use our past experiences to assess new situations.

(noun) The action of achieving a goal. Good grades can help with attainment of college scholarships.

(noun) A feeling of being in sync or in harmony with another person. Practicing empathy can lead to better attunement with the emotions of others.

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