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Accumulate

a'ccum'u'late
v-To increase in number or amount;to pile up,collect, or gather.
An inch of snow accumlated overnight.
Aggravate

a'ggra'vate
v-1.To make worse
2.Toi anger or annoy

Aggravation,n-1.Annoyance or exasperation
2.A source of annoyance pr exasperation
The skater aggravated on old knee injury when she fell.
Conserve

con'serve
v-To save by using carefully

Conservation,n-The saving or protection of something through careful use
Lower speed limits help conserve gasoline.
Contaminate

con'tam'in'ate
v-To harm by contact with something undesirable

Contamination,n-The act or result of contaminating
Chemicals spilled last year continue to contaminate the lake.
Diminish

di'min'ish
v-To make or become smaller or less;to reduce
Constant violations of the housing regulations will diminish the quality of life for all the inhibitants.
Drastic

dras'tic
adj-Severe;extreme
Evil crimes receive drastic punishment in this new novel.
Extravagant

ex'tra'va'gant
adj-Spending,costing, or using more than is required

Extravagance,n-1.The quality of being wastefull or spending more than is necessary
2.A thing that costs more than one can afford
Emma's extravagance in early adulthood led to poverty later.
Frugal

froo'gal
adj-Careful in spending or using something
The bill for the splendid wedding ceremony shocked my frugal relatives.
Impurity

im'pure'itee
n-Something that is harmful and dirty
Filtering removes the impurities from water.
Peril

per'el
n-Danger;something that is dangerous

Imperil,v-To place in danger

Perilous,adj-Dangerous
A driver's ineptness imperils the passengers.
Perpetual

per'pe'tual
adj-Lasting or seeming to last forever or for a long time;continuous
A perpetual calender can be used year after year.
Resource

re'source
n-1.A supply that can be used when there is a need
2.Skill in dealing with difficult siuations

Resourcful,adj-Able to deal with diificult problems
Coal, aluminum,and lumber are natural resources.
Substitute sub'sti'tute

v-To replace one thing or person for another
n-Something or someone that replaces another
adj-Acting in place of something or someone else
Cooks sometimes substitute lemon for vinigar in a salad.
Sustain sus'tain

v-1.To keep up;to support
2.To suffer;to undergo
The driver of the wrecked car sustained many serious injuries.
Vital vi'tel

adj-1.Necessary for continued life or prosperity
2.Full of lively spirit
3.Of the greatest importance
Oil is vital to the economy of the country.