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Week 17

1

impression

a feeling or understanding resulting from an experience

It was my impression that I was supposed to throw a curve ball, but I must have been wrong because the catcher didn’t expect it.

2

intuition

the power of knowing things without thinking; sharp insight

It is said that some people have intuition about future events that allows them to predict the future.

3

misconception

an incorrect understanding or interpretation

His belief that storks bring babies was just one of his many misconceptions.

4

perception

awareness; insight

The detective’s perception of people’s hidden feelings makes it easy for him to catch liars.

5

perspective

point of view

People from the North and South viewed the Civil War from different perspectives—each side’s circumstances made it difficult for them to understand the other side.

6

profound

having a great depth or seriousness

There was a profound silence during the ceremony in honor of those who died during World War II.

7

inherent

inborn; built-in

One of the inherent weaknesses of the AP English Language and Composition exam is that a multiple-choice test, by definition, cannot allow students to be creative in their answers.

8

innate

possessed from birth; inborn

Cats have an innate ability to see well in the dark; they are born with this skill and do not need to develop it.