WW 3000 Book 7 lesson 5

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adequate

Enough; sufficient.

administer

1. To manage or direct. 2. To give out as treatment or assistance.

agitate

1. To disturb or upset. 2. To move with an irregular, fast, or violent action. 3. To stir up interest in and support for a cause.

capitulate

To give in; to surrender.

citrus

1. A fruit of the family that includes oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes. 2. A tree that produces these fruits.

disrupt

1. To break up the orderly course of. 2. To interrupt; to bring to a temporary halt.

hovel

An unpleasant, cramped, and dilapidated place to live.

illiterate

Unable to read or write.

illiteracy

Inability to read or write. (eg. Illiteracy is practically nonexistent in Japan.)

indifferent

1. Not concerned about; not caring. 2. Neither very good nor very bad; passable.

menial

Of or relating to low-level, humble work.

permanent

Lasting or expected to last for a long time.

respite

A period of rest; a pause.

strenuous

1. Needing much effort; using a lot of energy. 2. Very active; vigorous.

toil

1. To work long and hard. 2. To make one's way with difficulty.

urgent

Needing quick action or attention.

urgency

The need for quick action.

something that starts off promising but is later disappointing

a flash in the pan is...

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