taxonomy – noun
the science or technique of classification.
She studied the taxonomy of multiple species in South America.
anatomy – noun
a study of the structure or internal workings of something.
The anatomy of a frog is very simplistic.
genre – noun
a category of artistic composition, as in music or literature, characterized by similarities in form, style, or subject matter.
Anna likes to listen to multiple different genres of music.
renegade – noun
a person who behaves in a rebelliously unconventional manner.
A group of renegades came through and shook up the town.
anarchistic – adjective
relating to or supporting anarchy or anarchists.
One of the presidential candidates had many anarchistic qualities.
mainstream – adjective
belonging to or characteristic of a principal, dominant, or widely accepted group, movement, style, etc.
Nancy didn’t want to wear leggings because she thought it was too mainstream.
cinephile – noun
viewers of films who pride themselves on expert opinions on the topic of cinema.
The film attracted many cinephiles.
film buff – noun
moviegoers who appreciate and are knowledgeable about almost every film.
The film buff could talk about his favorite movies for hours.
unambiguous – adjective
not open to more than one interpretation.
The film had an unambiguous message in it.
superclass – noun
a taxonomic category that ranks above class and below phylum.
Tetrapods are an example of a superclass of species.
franchise – noun
a set of creative works and related merchandise that share a fictional world, as films, television shows, books, or games.
The new movie was an addition to the Star Wars franchise.
grossing – verb
producing or earning (an amount of money) as gross profit or income.
The blockbuster was grossing more than any other movie that year combined.
façade – noun
an outward appearance that is maintained to conceal a less pleasant or creditable reality.
The celebrity put up a cheerful façade but was incredibly stressed on the inside.
perpetuity – noun
the state of being perpetual.
Drew took his medication in perpetuity.
imminent – adjective
likely to occur at any moment; impending.
It was imminent that the couple would die in the tall, rocky mountains.
cumulatively – adverb
taken as a whole.
Each student’s grade is taken cumulatively for the whole year.
infringing – verb
actively breaking the terms of (a law, code, agreement).
Recording a movie in a theater would be infringing on its copyright.
sanctity – noun
the state or quality of being holy, sacred, etc.
A graveyard is a place of sanctity for many religious people.
freedom of speech – noun
the right to express opinions without censorship or restraint.
Protestors can hold up handmade signs during protest because they have freedom of speech.
innovative – adjective
advanced, original, creative in thinking.
For science class, Lily had to come up with an innovative way to make a glass jar flink in water.
nature – noun
the basic or inherent features of something.
Little Brayden didn’t understand the nature of the situation.
enigmatic – adjective
mysterious, difficult to interpret or understand.
The boy in Emily’s shop class who sat in the corner and never spoke was very enigmatic.
contend – verb
to assert something as a position in an argument.
I contend that pineapple can be eaten on pizza.
deem – verb
to regard or consider in a specified way.
The king deemed the prince of narnia unfit to marry his daughter.
exclusively – adverb
Sharon exclusively drank diet soda.