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n.long life; great duration of life; greatly existence
longevity
adj. Done without thought; impulsive, rach, hasty, spontaneous
impetuous
n. A feeling of sadness, happiness and bittersweet longing for people of things in the past.
nostalgia
v. to get something started; to cause trouble by urging someone to do something
instigate
adj. Calmly unconcerned about things; cool, even-tempered, composed and unruffled
nonchalant
n. a person or thing that gets in your way and blocks your progress' obstruction, impediment
obstacle
n. a person who believes things will work our for the best; a positive person
optimist
adj. not harsh or strict; tolerant and permissive; flexible where rules are concerned.

Ashley wishes that Dennis would be a more father, but Lydia thinks he's just fine.
lenient
n. long life; great duration of life; greatly extended existence

Did you see the advertisement for the battery you never have to replace because of its ?
longevity
adj. not great or terrible; of average quality; ordinary, common

The movie wasn't just _____; it was horrible.
mediocre
adj. feeling a gentle sadness or thoughtful unhappiness

Helene is always upbeat and peppy and never, ever _______.
melancholy
adj very important and significant; extremely meaningful

Winning the award was a ______ occasion for Ellen.
momentous
adj. moving quickly and lightly; agile


After a good night's sleep, Joseph is very ____ when he jumps out of bed.
nimble
adj. not well known; hard to understand because something in not clearly expressed

He is an _____ author today because many readers did not like what he wrote.
obscure
n. a person or thing that gets in your way and blocks your progress; obstruction, impediment

Sandra never lets any ____ get in her way.
obstacle
adj. no longer used; out of date; outmoded and replaces by something newer.

Miriam writes with a quill pen which many people think is an ____ writing instrument.
obsolete
n. something remarkable, marvelous or highly unusual

The aurora borealis in Alaska is one of nature's most awesome _____.
phenomenon
adj. Extremely anger; enraged, furious, incensed

Teacher was when she found the student was cheating on the test.
irate
adj. calmly unconcerned about things; cool, even-tempered, composed, and unruffled.

Was Ms. Freedman excited or_______ when her class won the top science fair prize?
nonchalant
adj. extremely disgusting. loathsome.revolting, distasteful and offensive

I cover my eyes wheneer there's something ____ in a movie.
repulsive
adj. refusing to give up; continuing steadily despite problems' lasting.

Lori was always ____ in her attempts to help all students.
persistent
adj. right on time; prompt, without delay


Jane is ____ and never arrives even one minute late for an appointment.
punctual
n. a feeling of sadness, happiness, and bittersweet longing for people or longing for things in the past.

_____ comes over Fran when she thinks about her childhood in Chicago.
nostalgia
n. a person who believes things will work out for the best; a positive person

Peter is an ______; he thinks it will stop raining in time for the parade.
optimist
v. to make a lot of money through hard work or good luck; to thrive, flourish


John ____ in the satellite telephone business.
prosper
v. to suppose that a thing is true without having all the facts to prove it.

Laurie ____ that Glenn had the gerbil food in his pocket, but he thought she did.
presume
n. the money a government collects from taxes and other sources; the income a business or investment makes.

Business is good, ____ is up.
revenue
adj. very cruel and without any pity or mercy; callous, cold-blooded

That team was _____ when it continued to run up the score to 104 to 50.
ruthless
adj. delicious, delectable

I can't wait to eat one of Aunt Rosies' ____ chocolate cake.
scrumptious
v. to examine something closely; to inspect or study very carefully

Judy _____ every e-mail carefully to search for hidden viruses.
scrutinize
adj shining with a bright or glowing light; showing energy, joy or good health

After her vacation on a tropical island, Karen was well rested and ___.
radiant
adj wise, sensible and practical in everyday matters; using good judgment; cautious and careful

Mr. Barnes is a ____ man and never wastes his money.
prudent
adj. not wanting to do something; feeling unwillingness' having no enthusiasm

Ms. Smith was ____ to let her students play with the colored permanent ink.
reluctant
n. competition between two parties; competitiveness; the act of competing.

There's always been fierce ____ between PA and WA.
rivalry
v. to annoy a person and make him angry or annoyed, or resentful; to cause or bring on.

Arnold is careful never to ____ Arlene because the consequences might be severe.
provoke
v. to get your health and strength back after a sickness or injury; to recover

After Barbara_____ from her knee surgery, she was out nightly, dancing wildly.
recuperate
v. to give up something; to let go of something ; to surrender something

The dog didn't want to _____ his favorite rubber bone.
relinquish
v. to stick out; to project or push outward.


Steve, the architect, had to redraw the plans because the building was protruding into the lake.
protrude
n. a very difficult, awkward, embarrassing, or unpleasant, situation with no easy solution; dilemma, mess

Helen was in a ____ when her dress ripped just as she was about to go onstage.
predicament.
adj likely to decay, rot, or spoil quickly


Put the butter in the refrigerator; it's _______
perishable
adj. Disrespectful, rude, insulting, and outspoken in speech or behavior.
insolent
v. to get something started; to cause trouble by urging someone to do something
instigate
n.long life; great durtion of life; greatly existence
longevity
adj. Not great or terrible; of average quality; ordinary, common
mediocre
adj. Feeling a gentle sadness or thoughtful unhappiness.
melancholy
adj. Not well known; hard to understand because something is not clearly expressed.
obscure
n. a person or thing that gets in your way and blocks your progress' obstruction, impediment
obstacle
n. a person who believes things will work our for the best; a positive person
optimist
v. to grab hold of and wrestle with a person; to struggle with a dificult problem and try to solve it
grapple
n. the leaves of plants and trees
foliage
v. to avoid somebody or escape doing something unpleasant( sometimes by trickery)
evade
v. to damage something badly; to destroy; to upset some one terribly
devastate
v. to dstand up to someone and efuse to obey; toi confront and challenge someone
defy
n a person who is guilty of a crime
culprit
n. a general aggreement among members of a group
consenous
n. a feeling of sympathy for someone whis is suffering and a dersire to help relieve the pain
compassion
v. to feel great love for someone or something
cherish
n. a state of total disorder and confusion; bedlam, pandemonium, mayhem
chaos
n. a terrible disasster or catastrophe
calamity
n. a unfair like or dislke of someone or something; prejudice, partiality, unfairness
bias
v. to use something up; to eat or drink something
consume
Did you ______ all that candy already?
v. to make a person very angry, impatient or frustrated
exasperate
Sometimes my students _______ me when I am trying to teach something that they don't understand.
v. to make or become worse; decline, depreciate
deteriorate
If that wood beam is not replaces the porch will continue to _________.
v. to make something better, greater, more beautiful, or more valuable
enhance
Using some makeup can _____ a girl's appearance
v. to make things difficult for someone; to get in the way of; to block the progress of a person or thing.
hinder
Not practicing your music will _____ your progress.
v. to move or cause to move faster and fasster; to speed up
accelerate
If you learn quickly we can ______ your course work.
v. to puzzle, perplex or confuse someone and make him or her uncertain of something; to bewilder or mystify
confound
How that computer is able to do that really _____ me.
v. to shift back and forth or up and down; to change irregularly
fluctuate
The temperature can _______ bewtween the 30' and 60' in the spring.
v. to state something is ppositively true; to accusse a person of doing something wrong without showing proof
allege
The ________ killer is still on the loose.
v. to twist out of shape; to change the facts in a way that is misleading
distort
The scars form the burns _______ his face.
v. too block the movement of people or things by stopping, seizing, interrupting, or deflecting
intercept
Try to ______ the ball as he passes it downcourt.
adj energetic, enthusiatic and very good at getting things done
dynamic
She is very enthusiatic. She a very ____ personality.
adj hard to deal with or overcome; fearsome; causing dread
formidable
WA is _____ football opponent.
adj useless, unsuccessful, ineffective, pointless, a waste of time
futile
Trying to get some students to do their homework is sometimes a ______ task.
adj. Able to express yourself effortlessly and correctly; articulte, eloquent, voluble
fluent
She spsoke French very ________.
adj. Able to live, work or be used together withourt dificulty
compatible
Mary and I work together very well. We are very ________.
adj. Disorganized, unplanned, careless, and by chance
haphazard
He wrote his notes in a _________ way. It ws difficult to tell where the new material started and the old finished.
adj. Emphatic done with emphasis; forceful and definite; vigorous and firm
emphatic
Mrs. J was very ______ when she told us about the gum chewing rule.
adj. Extremely important, significant, critical and essential; vital
crucial
The middle beam of the building was ____ to support the building.
adj. Full of noisy enthusiasm and energy; energetic, unruly, rowdy
boisterous
The students were very ________ in the hall when the early dismissal announcement was made.
adj. Likely to decay, rot, or spoil quickly
perishable
Egg products are ________. They spoil very quickly.
adj. Moving very quickly and lightly; agile
nimble
The gymnast is very _____.
adj. No longer used, out of date; outmoded and replaces by something newer
obselete
That old Atari computer is _______.
adj. Not harsh or strict; tolerant and permissive;flexible where rules are concerned
lenient.
Plese be _______ in grading the test papers.
adj. Not worth serious attention; silly, trivial. Not important, insconsequential
frivolous
Buying that expensive coat was very ______.
adj. Present in large quantities; plentiful or bountiful( amount of something)
abundant
Mrs. J doe not have an _____ supply of pencils anymore.
adj. Refusing to give up; continuing steadily despite problems; lasting
persistent
He is very ____- in his quesst for good grades.
adj. Steadily hardworking, conscientious, energetic, and diligent
industrious
Joe is a very ____ worker
adj. Unsure and not confident about how to act; acting in an uncertain manner
hesitant
Don't be _______. Try to answer the question.
adj expressed clearly, forcefully and persuasively; fluent, articulate, espressive
eloquent
That was an ______ speech.
adj. Deserted, isolated, lonely
desolate
He likes to be alone. A vacation on a _____ island would be perfect for him.
adj. Having too high an opinion of yourself; showing self-importance and disregard for others
arrogant
The______ boy was sent to the principal's office for speaking with disrespect to the teacher.
adj. Upset, angry, or annoyed at a perceived injustice; offended resentful
indignant
Peter was _____ when the teacher accused him of cheating.