Focus On Vocabulary 1 - Chapter 1

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Focus On Vocabulary 1 - Bridging Vocabulary

assert

to declare or state as truth

astonishing

surprising or amazing

boost

increase or raise

deed

something a person does

devote

To give one's time or attention completely to something or someone

graft

to add something very different to something

inherit

to be born with the same character or physical appearance as your parents

longing

a strong feeling of wanting someone or something

monk

a man who separates himself from ordinary human society in order to pursue a life of total dedication to God

obscure

not clearly understood or expressed

pace

the speed at which something happens or is done

thrill

A feeling of joy or excitement

cheerful

being full of or promoting cheer

discipline

training to improve strength or self-control

esteem

the condition of being honored (esteemed or respected or well regarded)

instinctively

without thinking; in a way that is natural

intervention

the act of becoming involved in an argument, fight, or other difficult situation in order to change what happens

manner

the way in which something is done or happens

mystery

an event, situation etc that people do not understand or cannot explain because they do not know enough about it

review

a careful examination of a situation or process

therapy

the treatment of an illness or injury over a fairly long period of time

steak

good quality beef , or a large thick piece of any good quality red meat

restaurant

a building where people go to eat

philosophy

the study of the nature and meaning of existence, truth, good and evil etc

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