Mrs. Langford`s ELA classes 

 Below is the vocabulary for the week of January 20th-23rd.  Words can be found on pages 185-189 of the textbook.

Metabolism- the processes that allow for growth and life
Impairment- an injury or weakness
Impetus- the driving force or motivation behind an action
Tedious- something that is boring
Argument- a claim supported by reasons and evidence
Claim- the speaker's position on a problem or issue
Support- reasons and evidence used to prove the claim
Reasons- declarations made to explain an action or belief
Evidence- specific facts, statistics or examples