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The Media Society Newspapers and magazines exaggeration . Newspapers and magazines. the tendency to focus news coverage on only on aspect of an event or issue, avoiding coverage of over aspects. A published false statement that is damaging to a person's reputation; a written defamation. the ownership and control of the media by a few large corporations.
Fatty Legs Books The girl gave Olemaun a _______________ smile as she watched the Raven chop off her long braids. . Children getting off the schooners had ____________ looks on their faces as they knew they were going to school.. Olemaun was _____________ in asking her father for permission to attend school.. the Women's Royal Naval Service: established in 1917 as an auxiliary to the Royal Navy.. a transparent, light-blue or greenish-blue variety of beryl, used as a gem..
The Devil and Tom Walker Books find the word that matches the description mournful. made a deal with devil to lend money at a high interest rate. boastful display meant to impress others. a home. extreme stingyness.
Antigone Other Saves the city of thebes. Strictly religious. Many gods. A blind prophet who can see the future. One god.
The Atmosphere Science The____________ ___________ is what cause water to rotate in different directions.. a pollution that comes from an unidentifiable source. What is radiation?. What causes haze?. contamination of air by harmful substances.
Oceania World Geography lacked the availability of this until the 16th century. took charge of public affairs. just like the MesoAmericans. an abundant food source for Oceanic cultures. traditional Tongan war dance.
Volcanoes Earth Sciences Solve the cross word. this determines how explosive a volcanoes eruption is. a bowl shaped opening of a volcano. liquid magma that reaches the surface. an area where magma deep in the mantle melts through the crust above it. a volcano that will most likely never erupt again.
Declaration of Independence Government and Politics an act or instance of rising in revolt, rebellion, or resistance against civil authority or an established government.. having unlimited power; uncontrolled or unrestricted by law; despotic; tyrannical.. an imposing or collecting, as of a tax, by authority or force.. close relationship or connection.. honest; impartial..
Othello Literature and Writing Othello’s last word.. French word for “place” + someone who occupies land or property rented from a landlord.. Othello is the prince of _____. . What does Iago imply that Othello used to win over Desdemona?. Item that Othello gave to Desdemona as a token of his love..
Imperialism Government and Politics These people were in control of the Philippines, Guam, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. . Exagerration of stories.. Warned nations in the Americas that if they didn't pay their debts the US would get involoved.. To promote eqyal access for all nations to trade in China. . This is where the Spanish-American War started. .
Ankle and Lower Leg Body ligament between the talus and fibula . muscle that does eversion. when MTSS is not properly treated. sprain between the tibia and fibula. 3 bones on the other side of the navicular.
High Renaissance History A holy man who calls Muslims to prayer.. French meaning “to fool the eye.” A form of painting that attempts to represent an object as existing in three-dimensions, and therefore resembles the real thing.. A method of realistic drawing in which the part of an object closest to the viewer is a planar face, and all the lines describing sides perpendicular to that face can be extended back to converge at one point, the vanishing point.. A distinctive ornament at the apex of a roof, pinnacle, canopy, or similar structure in a building.. A gradual transition from light to dark in a painting. Forms are not determined by sharp outlines, but by the meeting of lighter and darker areas..
Grow Your Intelligence Mental Health excellent sportsman or woman. something you lift to make your arms strong. תוֹצָאָה. lots of different paths joined together. repeat something to get better at it.
Sports Marketing Business and Work block of time when the largest number of viewers are watching TV. shared history, beliefs, customs and traditions of a group of people. the governing authority of the Olympics. satisfying the needs of several generations of a family. theft of copyrighted material.
U.S History History Just Do It!!!!!! Crops, such as tobacco, sugar, and cotton, raised in large quantities in order to be sold for profit. To withdraw from an organization or alliance; in this case, to withdraw from the United States. The way a society organizes the manufacture and exchange of things of value, food, products, and services. A formal, written request . The birth and growth of businesses that make and distribute products through the use of machinery..
Ecosystem Earth Sciences Land along a coastline, extending inland from an estuary that is covered with salt water all or part of the year. Examples are marshes, bays, lagoons, tidal flats, and mangrove swamps. a group of organisms interrelated by the fact that each member of the group feeds upon the one below it. symbiotic relationship between two organisms of different species, in which one of the organisms benefits while the other remains unaffected. the sum of all living organisms in a given area.. biome with enough average annual precipitation (at least 76 centimeters,or 30 inches) to support growth of various species of trees and smaller forms of vegetation.
Contemporary Literature Literature and Writing passive acceptance; submission. coming next. during. central idea or insight about human life revealed by a work of literature. exceptional skill or ability.
Cell Parts and Functions Body The organelle that creates food in plants. The cells that contain a nucleus are called. An organism with one cell. The materials found inside the nucleus , mitochondria, and cytoplasm. This is from tubes and sacs and creates lipids.
Beginners Economics Business and Work Based on Economics Vocabulary Item we would like to have but is not necessary for survival. What is given up to choose another option. Nation's GDP divided by its population. Economic system where the buyers and sellers make the economic decisions. A region where a group of countries agree to reduce or eliminate tariffs.
Types of Bias Society Decision makers who are quick to take credit for their successes and to blame failure on outside factors. . Decision makers forget that current choices can't correct the past.. The actions of decision makers who try to create meaning out of random events.. Decision makers selectively organize and interpret events based on their biased perceptions. . When decision makers tend to think they know more than they do or hold unrealistically positive views of themselves and their performance. .
Strength Training Terms Health without oxygen. how often. increase in the weight and/or the number of reps or sets during a workout. movement of a joint that decreases the angle of the joint. one lift through an up and down motion.
Japanese Cities World Geography This city has a beautiful waterfront and a very exciting China town.. This city is very famous for its Edo style buildings.. This was the capital city in the past. It has many famous temples and shrines.. The capital city of Japan.. This city has a very famous volcano that regularly erupts!.
25 Famous Nurses in History Society Complete the puzzle below. AKA Soujourner Truth; served as nurse in the Union Party in the Civil War (1797 to 1883). World War I Combat Nursing (1885 to 1918). International Council of Nurses’ First Full Time Executive Secretary (1887 to 1979). An Egalitarian, it was the Civil War that brought him from being a journalist, teacher and poet into the nursing profession (1819 to 1892). Belgium’s Nursing Pioneer & Nurse Hero (1865 to 1915).
Julius Caesar History Fill in the best you can. Some may repeat and you may have to look some up on the internet. The nephew of Caesar. Killed for his bad verses. How did Portia die?. Follower of Caesar. Is caesar deaf in one ear?.
Tropical Rainforests World Geography Countries are relieved are some of their debt in return for protecting their rainforest.. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – a treaty to protect endangered plants and animals.. A logging practice where most/all trees in area are cut down (unselectively).. Responsible travel to natural areas that conserve the environment, sustain local people and often involves education. It is small scale and involves small groups of visitors.. The cutting down of trees which are mature/inferior, to encourage the growth of remaining trees in a woodland..
Fast Break Movies What sport does Zoe play?. Jayson is 6 inches shorter then who?. Who did Tyrese play for?. Where does Jayson move to?. How old is Jayson?.
Antigone Literature and Writing killed his father and married his mother. holy or strictly religious. multiple gods. Blind prophet. one god.
Audiology Terms Body middle ear muscle acting on the malleus. the wavelike action of the basilar membrane arising from stimulation of the perilymph of the vestibule. the structure of the bony labyrinth forming the central core of the cochlea. analysis of an acoustical signal to determine the relative contribution of individual frequency components. auricle, making up the readily visible portion of the outer ear.
Somalia History World Geography warlord personnel US tried to capture in the early 1990's (under Clinton's presidency). This country borders Somalia to the west. last name of general who took control of Somalia in 1969. President during Operation Restore Hope. Two _____________ were shot down in our attempt to find Aidid.
Basketball Terms Sports When an offensive player drives to the basket, a teammate of the defender leaves his man to '______' cover the player with the ball.. The fast break that results from a rebound, turnover or change in possession. . This area in front of the basket is also known as the 'key' or the 'lane'. . If a player has a good '___________', he is a good ball-handler. . An aggressive rebounder. .
Our Day Out Television What does Briggs do with the film?. Susan was going out with whom?. Name the castle they visit.. Mr Briggs could be described as this.. At the second cafe, the owners did what to the price of things?.
Uses of Elements Chemistry is the most abundant component of atmosphere.. used as semiconductor.. is extremely important in allowing us to digest our food properly and to absorb the many other elements that we need to survive.. is the most abundant element on Earth.. used in manufacturing cans, foils, and kitchen utensils, pipes, window frames..
West African Empires World Geography Complete the crossword puzzle by using the clues to fill in the blanks. the river all three empires where centered around. what Cathay is now named. empire existing from 1200 - 1400 AD, it doubled the size of the original. the river flowing to the Atlantic. the place where the islamic religion originated.
Supreme Court Government and Politics Find out the words for the puzzle using the hints. A court composed of military personnel, for the trial of those accused of violating military law.. A transcript of proceedings made in trial court. An order by a higher court directing a lower court to send up the record in a given case for review, from the Latin meaning “to be more certain”.. In a civil suit, the person against whom a court action is brought by the plaintiff, in a criminal case, the person charged with the crime.. The power of a court to hear a case first, before any other court .
The Spanish-American War History A major battle during the Revolutionary War which the patriots won in Saratoga, Virginia... The first battle fought in The American Revolution.. A patriot and author in the Revolutionary War, who wrote Common sense.. The formal document written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the colonies from Great Britain.. An army made by the second continental congress from the colonies in The American Revolution..
Anatomy and Physiology Body Chewing.. Hyperkinetic disorder arising from lesions to subthalamus that involves uncontrolled flailing of arms and legs.. The bone shared by the tongue and larynx, and the only unpaired bone of the body.. Unpaired cartilage between the tongue and thread cartilage whose functional significance it that it drops down to cover the laryngeal opening during swallowing. . Communicates sensation of temperature, proprioception (muscle spindle), and touch from the arms to the ipsilateral cerebellum..
American Revolution History convinced the French to join the war effort on the side of the Americans. (last name). Famous quote - “I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country”. document that changed the purpose of the war from fighting for rights to fighting for Independence.. colonial Army - led by George Washington. naval hero and is known as the father of the Navy.
A Long Walk to Water Books One of three challenges Nya faces when she gets water (heat, time, and...). The number of years since Salva has seen his father . Nya's little sister who falls ill. Salva's friend was killed in this region. The name of Salva's project and organization .
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Books Chapter 11 make a low continuous vibratory sound expressing contentment (like a cat). quiet, gentle, and easily imposed on; submissive. successful in material terms; flourishing financially. a fine, strong, soft lustrous fiber produced by silkworms in making cocoons and collected to make thread and fabric. strange, odd.
Plant Reproduction Earth Sciences crossword puzzle marks the attachment of the ovule to the ovary. a food storage tissue. male reproductive structure. union ofthe sperm and egg cell. pollen producing organ of the flower.
Volcanos Earth Sciences a material found in magma that is formed from the elements oxygen and silicon. its the primary substance of earths crust and mantle. liquid magma that reaches the surface. a bowl shaped area that forms around a volcanos central opening. an area where magma from deep within the mantle melts through the crust above it. term used to describe a volcano that is no longer active and unlikley to erupt again.
Organic Chemistry Chemistry what is the region on IR called that does not differ drastically between compounds?. what form of substituents does SN2 prefer?. which method of identification only focuses on functional groups?. what is the method of identification used to tell the difference between diastereomers?. another name for a SN1 reaction is?.
Switzerland World Geography Enjoy this Crossword Puzzle! What do the Swiss burn to determine how much longer winter will be?. Swiss horn blown in the traditional Calling of the Cows. Switzerland is the birthplace of Jean Henri Dunant, founder of the ________________. Mountain range in Switzerland.. Number of national languages in Switzerland.
The Land of Stories Books Works as a nurse. What is the evil queens portrait really?. Who gave them the book?. The boy main character. What did sleeping beauty prick her finger on?.
Angkor Wat Religion Khmer ___________ built an advanced irrigation system.. Angkor's gamblers loved these.. Many of Angkor's temples are devoted to this Hindu god.. This may have destroyed Imperial Angkor.. This river flows into Lake Tonle Sap..
Science Religion Is a material that is a poor conductor of heat.. Is equal to amount of energy needed to raise the temp of 1 g of water by 1 celsius.. Are energy resource made from carbon-rich plants and animal remains.. Is a measure of the average kinetic energy of all the particles in an objects.. Is the sum of an objects kinetic energy and potential energy..
Hearing Terms Body the cochlea has a tonotopic arrangement with low frequency sounds processed toward the ______. medial geniculate body is a relay of the __________. firing pattern that resembles VIII nerve responses. post stimulus time histograms are plots of _________ response relative to the onset of a stimulus. the frequency specificity refers to the ability of the _______ to differentiate the various spectral components of a signal.
Elections Government and Politics Vocabulary over U.S. Presidential elections The votes cast by regular citizens on election day. . A state marked by a certain color on election maps that normally represents Democratic states.. A formal survey of voters leaving polling places on Election day, asking for which candidates they voted.. One of the two major U.S. political parties that is normally Liberal in their beliefs.. A way for citizens to vote by mail when they cannot get to their polling place..
Thirteen Colonies History stood for complete seperation of church and state. endorced discipline that was necessary for the survival of ja,estown . the king appointed a person or persons to govern the colony ​and answer to him. A specific governor ​could then be appointed by the person or ​persons put in charge by the King.. ​Made up of ​investors who shared profits without ​sharing liabilities.. Eventually ​established a colony named ​Jamestown. This became the ​first permanent English ​settlement in the New World..
DNA Body Please Complete the Following Crossword Over DNA Which base pairs with Thymine?. Hydrogen bonds are described as a ________ type of bond.. What does the term ATP stand for?. What does the term DNA stand for?. Who discovered the shape of the DNA molecule? Both names with and in the middle. Opposite of alphabetical order..
 
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