english master words #1

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admonish

warn strongly

banister

a railing at the side of a staircase or balcony to prevent people from falling

code

a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy

consequently

(sentence connectors) because of the reason given

dirge

a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person

exception

a deliberate act of omission

innocent

a person who lacks knowledge of evil

prompt

(computer science) a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command

reliable

worthy of reliance or trust

signal

any communication that encodes a message

chronic

being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering

commence

set in motion, cause to start

discipline

training to improve strength or self-control

famine

a severe shortage of food (as through crop failure) resulting in violent hunger and starvation and death

orthodox

adhering to what is commonly accepted

ration

the food allowance for one day (especially for service personnel)

rearrange

put into a new order or arrangement

slovenly

negligent of neatness especially in dress and person

vague

not clearly understood or expressed

voracious

excessively greedy and grasping

wanton

behave extremely cruelly and brutally

promiscuous

casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

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