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astonish
a ston' ish
v. To surprise or amaze
The boy was astonished at the sight of his surprise party.
dainty
dain' ty
adj. small and fine in quality or appearance
She carefully put away the dainty silk handkerchief.
demonstrate
de' mon strate
v. 1. To show by doing
2. To explain or prove by using examples
3. To make a public showing of support
The girl demonstrated her anger by breaking her brothers toy.
devote
de vote'
v. To give one's complete attention to a purpose or a person
The woman devoted her time to the church club.
envy
en' vy
n. A wish for something that someone else has
v. To wish for what someone else has
The man envied the accomplishments of his employer.
flinch
flinch'
v. To move back suddenly in fear
The little girl flinched when the ghost from the Haunted House came out at her.
grieve
grieve'
v. To feel deep sorrow; to be filled with sadness
The little boy grieved over the death of his father.
opponent
o ppon' ent
n. A person wwho is against one in a contest, game, or argument
During the game, I faced my opponent.
organize
or' ga nize
v. 1. To arrange according to a system
2. To start or form
The woman tried to organize her old records.
perform
per form'
v. 1. To play, recite, or entertain before an audience
2. To do; to carry out
Billy knew it was wrong to perform this act, but he did it anyway.
propose
pro pose'
v. 1. To suggest
2. To intend
3. To make an offer of marriage
The construction worker proposed to his boss that the luch break be extended.
reputation
rep u ta' tion
n. What people generally think about a person or a thing
Billy had a bad reputation because of his low grades.
resent
re sent'
v. To feel anger or annoyance at
The girl resented her baby brother for all the attention he was getting.
scarce
scarce'
adj. In short supply; not plentiful
When General Schuyler blocked the British route, their food became scarce.
surplus
sur' plus
n. The amount that is more than is needed
adj. More than is needed
I had so many lightbulbs in the storage room that we had to store the surplus bulbs in the principals office.