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Affection
n-A fond or tender feeling
Affectionate(adj)-Gentle and loving
Appeal
v-1.To make an earnest request;to ask
2.To be of interest to;to be atrractive to
n-1.An earnest request for help
2.The power to atrract or be of interest
Clasp
v-To grasp or hold tightly
n-1.A strong grasp or hold
2.Something, as a hook or a fastener, that holds two parts together
Conspicuous
adj-Easily or plainly seen
Contribute
v-1.To give along with others who are giving
2.To have part in bringing about
Contribution(n)-That which is givin
Contributor(n)One who gives
Declare
v-To make known;to state openly
Declaration(n)-A public statement
Eloquent
adj-Skilled at speaking or writing;having the power to move people
Eloquence(n)Skill at speaking or writing;the power to move people
Exhibit
v-To show in public
n-An item or collection in a apublic show
Exhibition(n)-A large-scale public show
Ferry
n-A boat that carries people and goods back and forth across a stretch of water
v-To move people or goods by boat across a stretch of water
Immigrant
n-A person who comes into a country to live there
Lofty
adj-1.Very tall of high
2.Noble in feeling or high in ideals
3.Showing a too-proud or superior attitude
Pedestal
n-A base or support on which something stands
Persecute
v-To treat cruellyor hashly because of political,religous,or other differences
Persecution(n)-The state or condition of being persecuted
Poverty
n-The state of being poor
Unveil
v-1.To remove a covering from
2.To make known or reveal for the first time
Arrogant
adj- showing too much pride in oneself
Arrogance (n-a feeling of too much pride in oneself
Boycott
v - to join others in refusing to deal with a person or group
n- act of boycotting
Campaign
n-1. a series of actions intended to accomplish a goal
2-a series of military actions in a particular area
v-to take part in actions planned to accomplish a particular goal
Ceremony
a formal event held in honor of a special occasion
Degrade
v-to bring shame or disgrace upon
Degrading(adj)-Causing shame or disgrace
Extend
v-1.To reach out
2.To offer
3.To make longer
4.To stretch or lie
Intergrate
v-To unite into a whole;especially, to end the seperation of races
Intergration(n)-The act of uniting or bringin together,especially people of different races
Segregate
v-To keep seperate or apart
Segregation(n)-The act of keeping seperate or apart
Supreme
adj-1.The highest in rank or position
2.Of the greatest importance
Triumph
n-1. A noteworthy success
2.The joy of winning brings
v-To win
Triumphant(adj)-Joyful over a victory or success
Vacate
v-To make empty, as by leaving
Verdict
n-1.The decision reached at the end of a trial
2.A judgement or opinion
Violate
v-1.To break, as a law or a promise
2.To treat in an improper or disrespectful way
Violation(n)-A breaking or failing to keep something like a law or promise
Abundant

a bun' dent
abundance
adj- more than enough;plentiful

Abundance n- a great amount
If good weather continues, farmers can expect an abundant harvest.
Arid

ar'id
adj-Having little or no rainfall;very dry
Much of North Africa is arid land.
Distinct

dis'tinct
adj-1.Not the same;different or seperate
2.Unmistakable;definite
Apples come in over 2,000 distinct varieties.
Graze

graz
v-1.To feed on growing grass
2.To touch lighly in passing
A small herd of cows grazed in the meadow.
Hectic

hek'tick
adj-Full of feverish activity, haste, or confusion
After a hectic week of sightseeing, the tourists were gald to go home and relax.
Horde

hord
n-A large group or crowd; especially one on the move
A horde of swimmers head for the pool in the summer.
Humid

hew'mid
adj-Having a large amount of water or moisture in the air

Humidity,n-The amount of moisture in the air
Residents escape the hot, humid weather by going insude where it's cool and dry.
Incredible

in'cred'ible
adj-Hard or impossible to beleive
It seems incredible that no one was injured in su8ch a bad accident.
Inhabit

in'hab'it
v-To live iin or on
Inhabitant,n-A person or animal that lives in a certain place
Millions of bison once inhabited the great plains of America.
Peninsula

pen'in'sula
n-A peice of land, connected to a larger land mass, that juts out and is almost completely surrounded by water
Bays along the Baja peninsula provide shelter for several kinds of whales.
Rural

roo'al
adj-Of or relating to the country and the people who live there
The villigers believe that a shopping mall has no place in rural area.
Sanctuary

sank'tu'ary
n-1.A place of saftey or shelter
2.Protection offered by such a place
The temple was a sanctuary to those who were being persecuted.
Splendor

splen'der
n-Magnifience; brilliance of appearence

Splendid,adj-Very impressive;magnificent
Thje exhibition of American sculpture includes several splendid statues by Harriet Hosmer.
Squalor

skwa'lor
n-Filth;misery

Squalid,adj-Dirty and unfit for living; especially as a result of neglect
People lived in squalor after their homes were destroyed by the hurricane.
Terrian

tear'rain
n-1.A area of land;a region
2.The surface features of a region
After hiking for several days, we knew the terrain quite well.
Aloft

a'loft
adv-Up in the air;especially in flight
A strong breeze kept the kites aloft.
Attain

a'tain
v-1.To reach;to arrive at
2.To acheive
The library attained it's lofty goal of raising $10,000 for the repair fund.
Buffet

1.buff'et
2.buff'ey
n-1.A piece of funiture with drawers and shelves for the display of plates, dishes, and bowls
2.A meal laid out for guests to help themselves
v-To pound repeatedly;to batter
The splendid antique buffet contains a valuable collection of china.
Elude

a'loode
v-To escape by being quick or clever

Elusive,adj-1.Hard to find or capture
2.Hard to explain or make clear
The mouse eluded the cat by slipping through a crack in the wall.
Flammable

flam'able
adj-Able to catch on fire easily
Childrens night clothes must be fireproofed so they aren't flammable.
Hover

hu'ver
v-To remain in place over an object or location
Hummingbirds hover by beating their wings fifty times a second.
Inflate

in'flate
v-To fill with air or other gases
Inflate the tires to the correct pressure.
Jeopardy

je'per'dy
n-Danger

Jeopardize,v-To put in danger of loss or injury
Smokers jeopardize their health by smoking.
Moor

moor'
v-To hold in place with ropes or anchors

Mooring,n-A place to which a boat or aircraft can be moored
After the sailors moorerd the boat to the dock, they went ashore.
Plummet

plum'et
v-To fall suddenly toward the earth or to a lower level;to plunge
The abundant harvest caused the price of corn to plummet.
Pollute

pol'loote
v-To make impure or dirty

Pollution,n-The action of polluting;the state of being polluted.
The careless dumping of poisonous chemicals caused widespread pollution of the soil.
Propel

pro'pel
v-To push or drive forward
Two engines propelled the speed boat.
Stationary

station'arie
adj-1.Not moving
2.Not changing
A stationary bicycle is used for exercise.
Superb

soo'perb
adj-Of the highest quality;grand;splendid
The view from the mountaintop was superb.
Swivel

swi'vel
n-A fastening that allows any part joined to it to swing freely
v-To turn freely around a fixed point
Owls can swivel their heads to loom behind them.
Antic

an'tick
n-A playfull or funny act
The antics of the clown made the crowd raor with laughter.
Attire

a'tire
n-Clothes, especially fine and expensive clothes
v-To dress up or to be dressed up
One often needs special attire to attend a wedding.
Captivate

cap'tiv'ate
v-To please greatly; to win over by special charm
The casts superb acting captivated the audience.
Deft

deft'
adj-Quick and sure;skillful at handling
A deft juggler can keep five or more objects in the air at one time.
Dilligent

dill'i'jent
adj-Working with great care and effort
Dilligent students usually attain high marks.
Eclipse

e'klisp
n-The total or partial hiding of one heavenly body by another
v-To do or be better than;to outshine
J.K.Rowling's fifth movie eclipses all of the other ones.
Evolve

ee'volve
v-To develop and change gruadually over time

Evolution,n-The changes that takes place as something evolves
Some scientists think that modern birds may have evolved from dinosaurs.
Innate

in'ate
adj-Having from birth;occuring naturally rather than being learned.
Mozart's innate musical ability showed itself at a very earlt age.
Inscribe

in'scribe
v-To write,print, or etch into as a permanent record

Inscription,n-The act of inscribing or what is being inscribed
Most of the gravestones were simply inscribed with the person's name,date of birth, and date of death.
Posture

pos'ture
n-The way one holds one's body;a pose or position
v-To assume a paticular postion, especially a pretended one
They postured as my supporters while secretly campaigning against me
Shroud

shroud'
n-1.Something that covers or hides from view
2.Cloth used to wrap a dead body before a funeral
v-To block from sight
Dense fog on the river shrouded the tug boats.
Stifle

sti'full
v-1.To cut off air from;to smother
2.To hold back;to check
Thick smoke stifled those who remained in the burning building.
Tentative

ten'ta'tive
adj-Not fully worked out or final;hesitating or uncertain
The deadline is tentative and may be extended.
Tranquil

tran'quill
adj-Calm;peaceful

Tranquility,n-The state of being tranquil
The sea was tranquil with no hint of approaching storm.
Versatile

ver'sa'tul
adj-0Able to do many different things or to be used in many different ways

Versatility,n-The state or condition of being versatile
She is a very versatile musician who can play 8 instruments.
Apparel

a'par'el
n-The things that are worn by a person;clothing
Party goers dressed intheir finest apparel for New Year's Eve.
Appreciate

a'pre'she'ate
v-1.To see worth or quality of
2.To increase in value
The house we brought for $20,000 has appreciated to $80,000.
Continuous

con'tin'u'us
adj-Going on without stopping
The continuous flow of traffic makes it impossible to cross the street here.
Dissolve

dis'solve
v-1.To make or become liquid
2.To bring or to come to an end
Sugar dissolves easily in warm water.
Domesticate

do'mes'ti'cate
v-To tame;to bring plants or animals under human control

Domesticated,adj-Brought under human control;tameed or cultivated
Some people claim that they can domesticate skunks, and that they make good pets.
Emerge

e'merge
v-1.To come into view;to appear
2.To become known
The truth didn't emerge until the trial was underway.
Fiber

fi'ber
n-1.A thin threadlike part of an animal hair or plant tissue;also, an artificial thread that resembles this
2.An arrangement of body cells that forms muscels and nerves
3.A food substance that provides bulk but is not digested
Bran is a good source of fiber in one's diet.
Function

func'tion
v-To serve a purpose
n-1.The special purpose something is used for
2.An important ceremony or gathering
Following tonights function to honor the retiring teachers, there will be a buffet.
Hatch

hatch'
v-1.To come or bring forth from an egg
2.To think up
n-A small opening with a door or cover
The hatch on the main deeck flew open when the ship hit a reef.
Inhibit

in'hib'it
v-To prevent from doing or to prevent from happening

Inhibited,adj-Held back because of shyness
Inhibited people don't make friends easily.
Minute

my'noote
adj-very small;tiny
A minute speck of dust in one's eye can be very annoying.
Motion

mo'tion
n-1.Movement
2.A suggestion on which members at a meeting must vote
v-To signal

Motionless,adj-Not moving;stationary
The motion to end further discussion was defeated by a show of hands.
Sheathe

sheethe'
v-To cover with something that protects
Metal workers will sheathe the ship's bottom with copper plates.
Shed

shed'
v-1.To lose;to give up
2.To cause to flow
3.To throw off water without letting it soak through
4.To send or give off
Cats shed hair in the summer.
Transfer

trans'fer
v-To move, carry,send,or change from one person or place to another
n-1.The act of transferring
2.A ticket used for transferring from one bus or train to another
Transfer you notes to a fresh notebook.
Transfer

trans'fer
v-To move, carry,send,or change from one person or place to another
n-1.The act of transferring
2.A ticket used for transferring from one bus or train to another
Transfer you notes to a fresh notebook.
Brawl

brall'
n-A rough, noisy fight
v-To fight noisily
Players whoi brawl during a game is fined.
Casual

caszh'uall
adj-1.Not planned
2.Not regular;occasional
3.Suitable for everyday use;comfortable
Several friends got together for a casual meeting after the movie.
Constant

con'stant
adj-1.Not changing
2.Loyal;faithful
3.Without a pause;unending
The function of the cruise control is to keep the car at a constant speed.
xcel

x'cell
v-To do well;to be better or greater than others.
babe Ruth excelled both as a pitcher and as a batter.
Exhaust

ex'aust
v-1.To use up
2.To tire out
n-The waste gases from an engine ;also,the system that pumps out such waste gases
Lost on the mountain, the climbers exhausted their supplies after two days.
Hardy

hard'ee
adj-Able to survive under bad conditions;tough
Sage is a hardy plant that can be left outside during the winter.
Mediocre

me'dee'ocur
adj-Of low to medium quality;barely passable
Mediocre grades make it difficult to get into a good college.
Monotonous

mon'ot'ton'nis
adj-Always the same;not varying;boring

Monotony,n-Lack of variety resulting in boredom
Making photocopies is monotonous work.
Originate

or'i'gin'ate
v-To bring or come into being

Orgin,n-A beginning or coming into being
What is the orgin of the story that alligators live in New York sewers?
Punctuate

punk'chu'ate
v-1.To add marks such as commas and periods to writing to make the meaning clearer.
2.To interrupt from time to time

Punctuation,n-The use of marks such as commas and periods in writing
Choose the best way to punctuate this sentence.
Ravenous

ra'ven'is
adj-1.Very hungry
2.Eager for whatever satisfies one's needs or wants
To be ravenous for praise shows a lack of confidence in oneself.
Realistic

real'is'tic
adj-1.Closely resembling real life
2.Aware of things as they are;practical
This video game has very realistic car sounds.
Soothe
soothe'
v-1.To make calm and relaxed
2.To releive soreness;to make less painful
Calamine lotion will soothe a sunburn.
Stampede

stam'peede
n-A sudden rush of animals or people,usually caused by fear
v-To take part in a stampede
The crowd stampeded the exit when someone yelled "FIRE!"
Veteran

vet'er'in
n-1.A person who has served in armed forces
2.A person with much experience
adj-Experienced
We were fortunate to have several veteran musicians in our band.
Brawl

brall'
n-A rough, noisy fight
v-To fight noisily
Players whoi brawl during a game is fined.
Casual

caszh'uall
adj-1.Not planned
2.Not regular;occasional
3.Suitable for everyday use;comfortable
Several friends got together for a casual meeting after the movie.
Constant

con'stant
adj-1.Not changing
2.Loyal;faithful
3.Without a pause;unending
The function of the cruise control is to keep the car at a constant speed.
xcel

x'cell
v-To do well;to be better or greater than others.
babe Ruth excelled both as a pitcher and as a batter.
Exhaust

ex'aust
v-1.To use up
2.To tire out
n-The waste gases from an engine ;also,the system that pumps out such waste gases
Lost on the mountain, the climbers exhausted their supplies after two days.
Hardy

hard'ee
adj-Able to survive under bad conditions;tough
Sage is a hardy plant that can be left outside during the winter.
Mediocre

me'dee'ocur
adj-Of low to medium quality;barely passable
Mediocre grades make it difficult to get into a good college.
Monotonous

mon'ot'ton'nis
adj-Always the same;not varying;boring

Monotony,n-Lack of variety resulting in boredom
Making photocopies is monotonous work.
Originate

or'i'gin'ate
v-To bring or come into being

Orgin,n-A beginning or coming into being
What is the orgin of the story that alligators live in New York sewers?
Punctuate

punk'chu'ate
v-1.To add marks such as commas and periods to writing to make the meaning clearer.
2.To interrupt from time to time

Punctuation,n-The use of marks such as commas and periods in writing
Choose the best way to punctuate this sentence.
Ravenous

ra'ven'is
adj-1.Very hungry
2.Eager for whatever satisfies one's needs or wants
To be ravenous for praise shows a lack of confidence in oneself.
Realistic

real'is'tic
adj-1.Closely resembling real life
2.Aware of things as they are;practical
This video game has very realistic car sounds.
Soothe
soothe'
v-1.To make calm and relaxed
2.To releive soreness;to make less painful
Calamine lotion will soothe a sunburn.
Stampede

stam'peede
n-A sudden rush of animals or people,usually caused by fear
v-To take part in a stampede
The crowd stampeded the exit when someone yelled "FIRE!"
Veteran

vet'er'in
n-1.A person who has served in armed forces
2.A person with much experience
adj-Experienced
We were fortunate to have several veteran musicians in our band.
accompany
To go along with; to be together.Tunder often accompanies lightning.

To play a musical instrument for or with. The pianist offered to accompany the singer.