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n. A fond or tender feeling.
Hugging is one way to show affection.
adj. Gentle and loving.
My cousin took my hand and gave it an affectionate squeeze.
1. v. To make an earnest request; to ask.
2. v. To be of interest to; to be attractive to.
3. n. An earnest request for help.
4. n. The power to attract or be of interest.
1. Three students appealed for more time to finish the work.
2. This very funny movie will appeal to children of all ages.
3. The letter contained an appeal for money to provide shelters for the homeless.
4. Neither the liver and onions nor the meatloaf had much appeal.
1 v. To grasp or hold tightly.
2 n. A strong grasp or hold.
3 n. Something, as a hook or fastener, that holds two parts together.
1. The dancers clasped hands and circled the maypole.
2. The nurse gently removed the doll from the toddler’s clasp.
3. The necklace has a clasp in the shape of a snake biting its tail.
adj. Easily or plainly seen.
His great height made him conspicuous in any crowd.
contribute V.
contribution n.
contributor n.
1 v. To give along with others who are giving.
2 v. To have a part in bringing about.
1. I contributed a spinach salad to the potluck supper.
2. Exercise contributes greatly to good health.
3. The museum sent a thank-you note for the fifty-dollar contribution.
4. Contributors to the new theater received free tickets for opening night.
declare v.
declaration n.
1. v. To make known; to state openly.
2. n. A public statement.
1. “I will not seek reelection,” she declared.
2. The declaration read by the mayor stated that November was bicycle safety month.
eloquent adj.
eloquence n.
1. adj. Skilled at speaking or writing; having the power to move people.
2. n. Skill at speaking or writing; the power to move people.
1. Anne Frank’s eloquent diary often moves readers to tears.
2. Martin Luther King’s eloquence made him the obvious choice to lead the 1960s Civil Rights Movement.
exhibit v. n.
exhibition n.
1. v. To show in public.
2. n. An item or collection of items in a public show.

3. n. A large-scale public show.
1. Local artists exhibited their paintings at the library.
2. The most interesting exhibit in the museum was the dinosaur skeleton.

3. Tickets for the exhibition of early automobiles go on sale next week.
ferry n. v.
n. A boat that carries people and goods back and forth across a stretch of water.
v. To move people or goods by boat across a stretch of water.
1. The ferry will go out of service when the new bridge opens.
2. The boat owner who ferried us across the lake would not accept any payment.
n. A person who comes into a country to live there.
Many Polish immigrants settled in Chicago.
lofty adj
1. Very tall or high.
2. Noble in feeling or high in ideals.
3 Showing a too-proud or superior attitude.
1.Lofty elm trees provided welcome shade on many American streets.
2.Ending world hunger in our lifetime is a lofty goal.
3.The lofty way the diner spoke to the waiter made me feel uncomfortable.
persecute v. n.
1. v. To treat cruelly or harshly because of political, religious, or other differences.
2. n. The state or condition of being persecuted.
1. The Kurds of northern Iraq were persecuted by the Iraqi rulers for wanting their own state.
2. Hitler’s persecution of the Jews led to the murder of millions of innocent people.
poverty n.
n. The state of being poor.
The food stamp program was started to help feed American families living in poverty.
unveil v.
1. To remove a covering from.
2. To make known or reveal for the first time.
1. The president of the American Red Cross unveiled the portrait of its founder, Clara Barton.
2. The police chief will unveil a plan to reduce street crime at today’s meeting.