Units 7-12 - Regular

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Here are words 61-120 - the second half of our vocabulary study

abstain

to hold back from an activity by choice; to hold back from voting

contain

to hold; to have within

detain

to hold back; to delay; to keep from proceeding

detention

a period of time in which someone is held back; a form of punishment by holding someone after school hours

extend

to hold out; to unbend; to stretch or spread out; to offer

patent

legal ownership of an invention held by the creator; exclusive right or ownership

retainer

something that holds something else in; a device that holds something in

tenant

a holder of land rights; a person who holds the right to live in a residence; an occupant

tendon

a band of tough fibrous tissue that holds a muscle to a bone

tentative

hold back on the final decision; uncertain; hesitant; not fully agreed upon

tain, ten, tent

hold

fer

to carry, bear, bring together

chauffeur

a person hired to drive or bring someone to another location; a driver

circumference

the distance around a circle; to carry the distance around a circle

conference

a meeting that brings people together to exchange views or information

differ

to carry a different opinion; to carry an opposing view

fertile

capable of bearing or producing crops or vegetation; highly productive

infer

to bring together information to reach a conclusion; guess

offer

to bring forth ideas; to propose or present

prefer

to choose one thing that carries priority over another; to value more highly

referral

a recommendation; a letter or notice that carries good words about a person

transfer

to bring something from one place to another

cap

take, seize

capable

having the ability; able to do something; able to seize an opportunity

capacity

the ability to hold, take in, or absorb

capitalize

to take advantage of something; to make the most of something

capsize

to overturn; to take and flip over

caption

a title or short description of a picture

capture

to take possession or control of something; to take someone against his or her will; to preserve in a permanent form

decapitate

to take the head off something

encapsulate

to take in; to surround; to encase or protect

escape

to take a path away; to leave; to get free

recapitulate

to take the main ideas and repeat in a summarized form

pel, puls

drive, driven, force

compel

to force someone to do something; to drive someone into action

dispel

to drive away; to force out of one's mind; to go away

expel

to force or drive out; to force to leave

impel

to drive forward; to urge to action; to motivate

impulse

a sudden urge that drives someone into action

propel

to force to move forward; to drive onward

pulsate

to vibrate; beat; forced to produce short bursts

repel

to drive back; to ward off or keep away

repellent

a substance used to drive away insects or animals

repulsive

disgusting; tending to drive off; offensive

pend

hang, weigh, pay

appendix

a collection of supplementary material that usually "hangs" at the end of a book; extra materials added to the end of a book

dependent

relying on someone else for aid or support; weighing down on someone else

expenditure

an expense; the amount needed to be paid out

impending

about to occur; to threaten to happen; to weigh down upon someone

independent

not relying on someone else for aid or support; not weighing down on someone else

pendant

an object that hangs, usually from a necklace

pending

hanging on; something not yet decided; awaiting a conclusion

pendulum

something that hangs and swings back and forth

perpendicular

intersecting at or forming right angles

suspended

hanging; delayed

stat

stay, position, to know

ecstatic

extreme joy; to know the feeling of pure delight

estate

a considerably large piece of property; high social position or rank; the whole of one's possessions

static

fixed; to stay with no motion; not active

station

the place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; post

stationary

not moving; not capable of being moved; fixed in a position

stature

one's height in an upright position; an achieved position or level

status

position in society relative to others

status quo

staying the same; unchanging

statute

a law; a rule created by someone of a high position

thermostat

a device that responds to temperature changes in order to maintain its set position

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