504 Lessons 1-8

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exaggerate

make something greater than it is; overstate

amateur

a person who does something for pleasure, not for money or as a profession

mediocre

neither good nor bad; average; ordinary

variety

lack of sameness; a number of different things

valid

supported by facts or authority; sound (adj.); true

survive

live longer than; remain alive after

weird

mysterious; unearthly

prominent

well-known; important

security

freedom from danger, care, or fear; feeling or condition of being safe

bulky

taking up too much space; large

reluctant

unwilling

obvious

easily seen or understood; clear to the eye or mind; not doubted

postpone

put off to a later time, delay

consent

agree, give permission or approval

massive

big & heavy; bulky

capsule

a small case or covering

preserve

keep safe; protect

denounce

condemn in public

unique

having no like or equal

torrent

any violent, rushing stream; flood

resent

feel injured & angered at (sth. or someone)

molest

interfere with & trouble; disturb

gloomy

dark; dim; in low spirits

unforeseen

unexpected; unanticipated

approach

come near or nearer to

detect

find out; discover

defect (noun; should be stressed on 1st syllable)

fault; that which is wrong

employee

a person who works for pay

neglect

give too little care or attention to

deceive

make someone believe as true something that is false; mislead

undoubtedly

certainly; beyond doubt

popular

liked by most people

thorough

being all that is needed; complete

client

person for whom a lawyer acts; customer

comprehensive

including much; covering completely

defraud

take money, rights, etc., away by cheating

tradition

beliefs, opinions, and customs handed down from one generation to another

rural

in the country

burden

what is carried; a load

campus

grounds of a college, university, or school

majority

the larger number; greater part; more than half

assemble

gather together; bring together

explore

go over carefully; look into closely; examine

topic

subject that people think, write, or talk about

debate

a discussion in which reasons for and against something are brought out

evade

get away from by trickery or cleverness

probe

search into; examine thoroughly; investigate

reform

make better; improve by removing faults

vapor

moisture in the air that can be seen; fog; mist

eliminate

get rid of; remove; omit

villain

a very wicked person

dense

closely packed together; thick

utilize

make use of

humid

moist; damp

theory

explanation based on thought, observation, or reasoning

descend

go or come down from a higher place to a lower level

circulate

go around; go from place to place or person to person

enormous

extremely large; huge

predict

tell beforehand

vanish

disappear; disappear suddenly

typical

usual

minimum

the least possible amount; the lowest amount

scarce

hard to get; rare

annual

once a year; something that appears yearly or lasts for a year

persuade

win over to do or believe; make willing

essential

necessary; very important

blend

verb: mix together thoroughly; noun: a mixture

visible

able to be seen

expensive

costly; high-priced

talent

natural ability

devise

think out; plan; invent

wholesale

in large quantity; less than retail in price

corpse

a dead body, usually of a person

conceal

hide

dismal

dark and depressing

frigid

very cold

inhabit

live in

numb

without the power of feeling; deadened

peril

danger

recline

lie down; stretch out; lean back

shriek

scream

sinister

evil; wicked; dishonest; frightening

tempt

try to get someone to do something; test; invite

abandon

desert; leave without planning to come back; quit

keen

sharp; eager; intense; sensitive

jealous

afraid that the one you love might prefer someone else; wanting what someone else has

tact

ability to say the right thing

oath

a promise that something is true; a curse

vacant

empty; not filled

hardship

something that is hard to bear; difficulty

gallant

brave; showing respect for women

data

facts; information

unaccustomed

not used to something

bachelor

a man who has not married

qualify

become fit; show that you are able

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