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n 1. The sharp striking of one thing against another.

2. Instruments that make a sound when struck

adj. describing the striking of a substance or a musical instrument
The familiar _______ of wood on leather let us know that the baseball practice had begun.

_______ in an orchestra includes drum, cymbals, tympani, xylophone, and piano.

Small children use kitchen pots and pans as _______ instruments.
adj 1. Lasting for an indefinitely long time.

2. Continuing regularly.

3. Living longer than two years, said especially of plants.
Mother Goose rhymes have remained _______ favorites with children.
tr. v. To penetrate through spaces; to spread throughout
The flood water in New Orleans has _______ the city.
intr. v. To hold fast to a task or purpose despite handicaps or obstacles.
Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the US, _______ despite ridicule and exclusion from the medical profession.
tr. v. To postpone; to delay.

intr. v. To yield respectfully to the opinion or will of another.
Schools and colleges sometimes _______ admission, accepting students later in the year.
adj. Tending to delay or to postpone
In one of Aesop's fables, the dilatory hare loses the race to the _______ tortoise.
n. Excited feelings of pride, triumph, or happiness.
Many Americans felt _______ when two Apollo astronauts took their first steps on the moon in 1969.
tr. v. 1. To use available evidence to form a conclusion.

2. To guess
The jury _______ from the testimony that the defendant was guilty.
intr. v. 1. To engage in a quarrell, a struggle, or rivalry.

2. To assert,; to put forward in argument.
Cyclists on the Tour de France _______ not only with each other, but also with dehydration and fatigue.
n. Purpose

adj. Concentrating on or dedicated to an idea or action
The _______ of Christopher Colombus was to find a new sea route to Asia from Europe; instead, he found a new continent.