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  1. heresy
  2. revere
  3. astute
  4. illuminate
  5. proceed
  1. a v. to feel deep respect or admiration for (something); to honor; to esteem.
    Mrs. Greene's students revered her; many thought she was the wisest, kindest teacher in the world.
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    reverence (n.)
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    reverent (adj.)
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    reverential (adj.)
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    irreverent
    adj. showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously; disdainful; impertinent; impudent
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    irreverence (n.)
  2. b (1) v. to light (something) up

    (2) v. to help to clarify or explain (a subject or matter); to shed light on; to elucidate.
    The documentary was very illuminating; now I have a much better understanding of how fast food can destroy your health.
  3. c n. an opinion contrary to orthodox religious doctrine or what is generally accepted; blasphemy.
    The fundamentalist religious leader denounced the doctrine of the atheists as heresy.
  4. d adj. having an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one's advantage; shrewd; discerning.
    The astute poker player could tell that his opponent was bluffing, and so continued to bet aggressively.
  5. e v. to begin or continue a course of action; to move forward

5 Multiple Choice Questions

  1. adj. intimidating; seeming difficult to deal with; formidable; unnerving.
    Running a marathon is a daunting challenge.
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    undaunted
    adj. not intimidated or discouraged by difficulty, danger, or disappointment
  2. v. to find a way around (an obstacle); to overcome (a problem or difficulty), typically in a clever or sneaky way; to get around; to bypass.
    The thieves circumvented the museum's alarm system by climbing in through a skylight.
  3. adj. disappointed in something after discovering it to be less good than once believed.
    She became disillusioned with the new governor after realizing that his policies were the same as his predecessor's.
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    disillusionment (n.)
  4. (1) v. to cause someone to become involved in (a conversation or discussion)

    (2) to participate or become involved in.
    The students engaged in a heated discussion on reality television.
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    engaging
    adj. charming and attractive.
    Sophie had a sunny personality that was very engaging.
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    engagement (n.)
  5. (1) adj. (of a person or their thoughts and ideas) overimaginative and unrealistic; far-fetched

    (2) adj. existing only in the imagination or fancy; whimsical; dreamy.
    The father told his young daughter a fanciful story about a leprechaun and a pot of gold.

5 True/False Questions

  1. clandestine(1) v. to get or obtain something from specified source.
    We derived great pleasure from watching him win the contest.

    (2) v. to come from or originate in (a specified source).
    The word "coffee" derives from the Turkish word "kahveh."
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    derivative
    (1) n. something that is based on another source

    (2) adj. (typically of an artist or work of art) imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason; unoriginal; plagiarized

          

  2. render(1) v. to cause to be or become; to make.
    The rains rendered his escape impossible.

    (2) v. to represent or depict artistically.
    The building has not been constructed yet, so this picture is just an artist's rendering of what it will look like.

          

  3. circumscribev. to restrict (something) within limits; to surround; to confine.
    The lake was circumscribed on all sides by mountains.

          

  4. allusionn. an indirect reference; an expression designed to call something to mind without mentioning it explicitly.
    The author's mention of a "jabberwocky" was an allusion to Alice in Wonderland, but most readers missed the reference.

          

  5. derivev. to feel deep respect or admiration for (something); to honor; to esteem.
    Mrs. Greene's students revered her; many thought she was the wisest, kindest teacher in the world.
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    reverence (n.)
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    reverent (adj.)
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    reverential (adj.)
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    irreverent
    adj. showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously; disdainful; impertinent; impudent
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    irreverence (n.)

          

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