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v. 1. To take for granted; to suppose.

2. To take over; to occupy.

3. To pretend to have.
1. We cannot assume that Mom and Dad will meet us at the station if the train is two hours late.

2. President Clinton assumed office on January 20, 1993.

3. Edin assumed a look of innocence when Vilma asked who had eaten the cookies.
v. To give up a high office.
When Edward VIII abdicated the throne in 1936, his younger brother became king of England.
v. To do something badly or without skill.
Because the shortstop bungled the double play, the runner made it safely to first base.
v. 1. To rule or control; to have a very important place or position.

2. To rise high above.
1. Rock dominated popular music in America for several decades.

2. The Sears Tower dominates the Chicago skyline.
adj. Coming before in time; having been at an earlier time.

n. The first of two just mentioned.
adj. Three former mayors were invited to the dedication of our new city hall.

n. Both the crocodile and the alligator are dangerous, but the former is more aggressive.
n. 1. One who protects.

2. One who legally has the care of another person.
1. This ferocious (mean) dog acts as guardian of the property at night.

2. You need the permission of your parent or guardian to go on field trips.
v. To lift or raise, especially by using a rope.

n. Something used to lift, as a crane or pulley.
v. The sailors hoisted the sails as we left the harbor.

n. We cannot raise this unwieldy [hard to move] machine without a hoist.
v. To stop or seize something while it is on its way somewhere.
The Coast Guard can intercept boats in United States waters to investigate their cargoes.
n. The celebration of an anniversary, especially a fiftieth (50th) anniversary.
The school marked its jubilee with a banquet for graduates from the past fifty years.
adj. Related by birth or marriage.

n. p. (also kinfolk) Relatives; family.

next of kin -- The person most closely related to someone.
adj. Are you kin to the Jordans or are you just a friend of theirs?

n. pl. She celebrated her ninetieth (90th) birthday with all her kin around her.

The hospital requires the name of your next of kin when you are admitted.
v. 1. To forgive.

2. To free from legal punishment.

n. The act of forgiving or freeing from legal punishment.
v. 1. Alice pardoned the Red Queen's rude remark.

2. On taking office, President Ford pardoned ex-President Nixon.

n. Many Americans were angered by President Ford's pardon of Richard Nixon.
v. To make known publicly; to announce.
The mayor proclaimed May 18 a city holiday.
v. 1. To annoy or make angry.

2. To call forth, to rouse.

provocative (adj) Calling forth anger, amusement, or thoughtfulness; trying to cause a response.
v. 1. Josh said he took Katie's toys away because she provoked him with her constant talking.

2. Senator Biden's comments provoked laughter in the audience.

provocative - You were being provocative when you kept asking the same question over and over.
v. 1. To rule as a queen or king.

2. To be widespread.

n. 1. The rule of a queen or king; the time during which a person rules.
v. 1. King Hussein of Jordan reigned for over forty (40) years.

2. Terror reigned in the streets of Paris during the French Revolution.

n. 1. The American Revolution occurred during the reign of George III.
n. 1. Public disorder or violence.

2. A great and seemingly disordered quantity of something.

v. To take part in a disorder.
n. 1. The 1992 riots in Los Angeles continued for several days.

2. Catherine's rose garden is a riot of color in the summer.

v. As the crowd of townspeople rioted, the British soldiers opened fire.