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negligible (adj.)
If something is negligible, it is extremely small and not important. The amount she owed was negligible. It was less than ten cents.
paralysis (n.)
Paralysis is the loss of the ability to move all or part of your body. His paralysis meant that he had to use a wheelchair to get around.
pest (n.)
A pest is an animal or insect that hurts plants or food. Many farmers put up scarecrows to keep pests off of their corn.
prevail (v.)
To prevail means to be accepted or very common. Unfortunately, injustice still prevails in the country's court System.
respiration (n.)
Respiration is the act of breathing. Artificial respiration is the best thing to do if someone stops breathing.
rupture (v.)
To rupture means to tear or burst open. Sarah put too much water into the balloon, and it ruptured.
microbe (n.)
A microbe is a very small living thing that often makes people sick. The first step in curing a disease is finding the microbe that causes the disease.
stun (v.)
To stun someone means to make them unable to speak due to surprise or shock. Tim fell off the swing and was too stunned to cry.
forage (v.)
To forage means to box around for food. Many animals hide food in the fall since little can be foraged in winter.
savage (adj.)
If something or someone is savage, they are very violent or cruel. Wild animals are very savage when defending their babies.
mainstream (n.)
The mainstream is a group of ideas that are considered normal and accepted. Before punk rock music became part of the mainstream, only a few people liked it.
magnify (v.)
To magnify something means to make it look bigger than it really is. Astronomers use telescopes to magnify far-away stars.
invalid (adj.)
If something is invalid, it is not correct. The way to winning debates is to avoid invalid arguments.
inseparable (adj.)
If two things are inseparable, they can't be separated. Denise and Diana have been inseparable since they first met.
impede (v.)
To impede something means to keep it from moving or going forward. The barrier impeded our ability to get closer to the building.
elusive (adj.)
If something or someone is elusive, they are hard to find. The elusive fish only came out at night.
deterioration (n.)
Deterioration is the act of becoming worse. The lack of care led to the deterioration of the house.
artery (n.)
An artery is a tube that takes blood from the heart to the rest of the body. Eating healthily keeps your arteries clean, so blood can flow with ease.
susceptible (adj.)
If one is susceptible to something like disease, they are easily harmed by it. Not eating enough vegetables makes you more susceptible to getting sick.
induce (v.)
To induce something means to make it happen. Running without good shoes may induce leg pain.