Chapter 3

Term Definition
Exhortation Language intended to incite and encourage.
Metabolism The process by which a living organism uses food to obtain energy and build tissue and disposes of waste material.
Cunningly Dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources such as skill or knowledge or attaining end.
Intervention To interfere with the outcome or course especially of a condition or process as prevent harm or improve functioning.
Strides To take a very long step.
Contention Point advance or maintained in a debate or argument.
Revolution A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something.
Serendipitous Obtained or characterized by serendipity.
Excess The amount or degree by which one thing or quantity exceeds another.
Advocacy The act or process of supporting a cause or proposal.
Proponent One who argues in favor of something.
Accord To give something such as special treatment or status to someone or something .
Preposterous Very foolish or silly.
Endowed To freely or naturally provide someone or something with something.
Edible Suitable or safe to eat.
Destitute Without something that is needed or wanted.
Marginalized To put or keep someone in a powerless or unimportant position within a society or group.
Tenacious Very determined to do something.
Palates The sense of taste.
Audacity A confident and daring quality that is often seen as shocking or rude.

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