Education: Values and Expectations

Vocabulary Exercises

Section 1: Vocabulary List

As you read the vocabulary list below, find two or three words you already know. Give their definition.

Paragraph A norms
humbly
contradict
forbidden
diverse
Paragraph B substantial
leisure
Paragraph D participation
Paragraph E appropriate
incompetent
Paragraph F managerial
initiative
Paragraph H design
theoretical
stress
Paragraph I motivated
Paragraph J conducive
innovative
subordinate
egalitarianism
Paragraph K maintain
deadlines
treat
Paragraph L resentful
compartmentalized
Paragraph M violation
suspended
expelled
jeopardized
Paragraph N plagiarism
cheating
fabrication
falsification
Paragraph O accused
tantamount
Paragraph P bureaucratic
administrators
Paragraph Q cooperative
competitive
calculated
reluctant
Paragraph S circumstance
Paragraph T intimidated
Paragraph V predictable
extracurricular
cliquish
Paragraph W resources
Paragraph X enhancing

 


Phrases and Expressions

hands-on (H): applied; direct involvment
honor system (M): system where by students are trusted by their professors and assumed to be honest
beat the system (P): use dishonest ways to succeed
peer counseling (U): counseling or advice given from student to student
learning the ropes (W): learning the system
 
Vocabulary exercises taken from: Beyond Language by Levine and Adelman. Prentice Hall 1993.