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exorbitance
extreme, unreasonable expense or price; being reasonable or proper limits
My dad was shocked by the exorbitance or the prices at the fancy French restaurant
witticism
"witt"
A clever remark or saying.

Benjamin Franklin is famous for his witticism. An example is "Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead."
purloined
to steal, often in a violation of trust; o commit theft
The employer at the computer help desk purloined customer passwords, and then accessed and sold confidential customer information.
facetious

fuh see shus
playfully joking; humorous; not meant to be taken seriously
I was being facetious when I said that, in the future, people who can spell will not be allowed to use the Internet.
fortitude
strength of mind that allows one to endure pain or adversity with courage
The crew of the Endurance had enough fortitude to survive a frigid winter in the Antarctic.
discursive
moving from one topic to another without order; rambling
Mrs. Laney's discursive talk had some interesting points, but was hard to follow.
credibility
believability; reliability the power to inspire belief

Latin "cred" to believe
sentient
capable of perceiving and feeling; conscious
latin root "sent" feeling
condescend
to lower oneself to the level of one considered inferior
subjugation
The act of conquering or bringing under control; enslavement
What makes up a compound sentence?
Independent clause + Independent Clause

2 complete sentences put together
What makes up Coordination?
Independent Clause + Independent Clause
What makes up Subordination?
Independent clause + Dependent clause
What makes up a Complex Sentence
Independent clause + Dependent Clause
Independent or Dependent Clause?

Because you are the best student.
Dependent
If you are not going.
Dependent
I like beans with Ketchup.
Independent
The mountains are beautiful at night.
Independent
Although you passed the test.
Dependent
Study The Great Gods from your notes
Great Gods--Study from class work