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transitory (adjective)

tran'si-tor`e
def. short-lived;existing briefly;passing

A dayfly lives a transitory life.
eject (verb)

i-jekt'
def. to force to leave;to expel

Whenever I want to take videos from VCR, I press eject button.
transcend (verb)

tran-send'
def. to overcome;to go above limits

He could transcend his limit after hard training.
conducive (adjective)

k n-doo'siv
def. contributing to;leading to

Exercise is conducive to losing weight.
transformation (noun)

trans`f r-ma'sh n
def. a complete change

If I can do a transformation, I want to be a Michael Jordan.
tenable (adjective)

t n' -b l
def. capable of being defended;logical

After 5 years work, he can make a tenable opinion to defned his theory.
adversary (noun)

ad'v r-ser`e
def. opponent;foe

Devil is an adversary to angel.
staunch (adjective)

stonch
def.1.faithful;firmly supporting 2.healthy;strong

I used to trust John as a stounch friend before he betrayed me.
retract (verb)

ri-trakt'
def. to wiyhdraw a promise or statement;to pull out something back

He wanted to retract his words, but it was too late to recover that situation to the past.
stature (noun)

stach' r
def.1.level of achievement and honor 2.physical height

Most NBA players are tall in stature.
extract (verb,noun)

ik-strakt' (verb)

ek'strakt (noun)
def.1.v.to pull out;to draw out 2.n.something that is drawn out

I extracted $1000 from ATM machine this morning.
deduction (noun)

di-duk'sh n
def.1.something subtracted frome a total 2.a conclusion drawn from evidence

I was wondering that I can get a tax deduction if I give money to the hospital.
circumscribe (verb)

sur'k m-skrib`
def. to limit;to restrict;to enclose

The child's freetime is circumscribed.

abduction (noun)

ab-duk'sh n
def. kidnapping

When he found out his kid was not at homeand received call from strangers, he thought of abduction.
perverse (adjective)

p r-vurs'
def. contrary;determined not to do what is expected or right

It is perverse to mistreat children.
status quo (noun)

sta`t s kwo'
def. the existing conditions;present state of things

Citizens voted for the same president because they wanted to keep the status quo.
inadvertently (adverb)

in` d-vur'tnt-le
def. unintentionally;by accident

He was really mad at me, although it was inadvertently mistake.
tenacious (adjective)

t -na'sh s
def. firmly holding;gripping;retaining

I never give up on something if I think it is possible for me, so my friends call me a tenacious boy.
circumvent (verb)

sur`k m-vent'
def. to avoid;to outwit

Because of his past bad experiences, he can circumvent worse things right now.
jettison (verb)

jet'-i-sen
def. to throw out forcefully;to throw overboard

Sailors jettisoned big boxes in the storm to make the ship lighter.
circumspect (adjective)

sur'k m-spekt`
def. cautious; careful; considering results of actions

He became a circumspect man after being betrayed by his friends.
dejected (adjective)

di-jek'tid
def. depressed;downcast

After that accident, he was so dejected because of his family's death.
abstain (verb)

ab-stan'
def.1.not to do something by choice 2.not to vote

If you want to keep you healthy, you have to abstain drugs and alcohol.
distraught (adjective)

dis-trot'
def. crazy with worry

She was distraught by the death of her aunt.