Chapter Three Vocabulary

Term Definition
Exhortation An address or communication emphatically urging someone to do something
Metabolism The chemical processes that occur within a living organism in order to maintain life
Cunningly In a clever and deceitful way; or ingenious
Intervention Action taken to improve a situation, especially a medical disorder
Strides A step or stage in progress toward an aim
Contention Heated disagreement
Revolution A forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system
Serendipitous Occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way
Excess Lack of moderation in an activity, especially eating or drinking
Advocacy Public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy
Proponent A person who advocates a theory, proposal, or project
Accord Give or grant someone
Preposterous Contrary to reason or common sense; utterly absurd or ridiculous
Endowed Provide with a quality, ability, or asset
Edible Fit to be eaten
Destitute Without the basic necessities of life
Marginalized Treat (a person, group, or concept) as insignificant or peripheral
Tenacious Not readily relinquishing a position, principle, or course of action; determined
Palates A person's appreciation of taste and flavor, especially when sophisticated and discriminating
Audacity The willingness to take bold risks

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