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authorize
(v) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to.
I wonder if congress will someday authorize U.S. citizens to cast official votes over the internet.
dawdle
(v) to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary.
It's relaxing to dawdle in the shower but it wastes water.
dissect
(v) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care.
I can't wait to dissect a frog in biology class next week.
fatality
(n) an event resulting in death; an accidental death.
The driver slammed on the brakes, but it was too late to prevent the traffic fatality.
gullible
(adj) easily fooled, tricked or cheated.
Are you gullible enough to believe everything you hear on the radio?
immerse
(v) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply.
I find it's easier to immerse my entire body in a swimming pool than try to get used to the water slowly.
inflammatory
(adj) causing excitement or anger;leading to violence or disorder.
The candidate made an inflammatory speech than incensed all those who heard it.
memorandum
(n)a note to aid one;s meonry an informal noteor reporte(pl; memorandum or memoranda
The principal posts a weekly memorandum to remind teachers of programs, deadlines and special events.
pathetic
(adj) marked by strong emotion especially pity and sorrow;able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity;woefully inadequate.
It was a pathetic sight to see so many starving people desperately begging for food.
reminisce
(v) to recall one's past thoughts,feelings or experience.
At the family reunion, we got to hear 94-year-old Tia Luzia reminisce about life in old Havana.