Chapter 8 I Will Survive
Ex: Spending hours in the hot sun digging out every tiny weed, Sidney tended her garden with _________ attention.
|compelling|| forceful; urgently demanding attention|
Ex: By ignoring the problems in the city, the mayor gave people a very ________ reason to vote him out of office.
|diligent|| marked by painstaking effort; hard-working|
Ex: With a lot of ________ effort, they were able to finish the model airplane in record time.
|dogged|| stubbornly persevering|
Ex: Her first attempts resulted in failure,but her _______ efforts ultimately ended in success.
|endure|| to put up with; to survive a hardship|
Ex: It was difficult to _______ the incredibly boring lecture given in class the other day.
|intrepid|| courageous; fearless|
Ex: The _______ young soldier scaled the wall and attacked the enemy forces despite being outnumbered 50 to 1.
|maverick|| one who is independent and resists adherence to a group|
Ex: In the movie Top Gun, Tom Cruise was a _______; he often broke the rules and did things his own way.
|obdurate|| stubborn; inflexible|
Ex: Leanna was so obdurate that she was unable to change her way of thinking on even the most minor issues.
|obstinate|| stubbornly adhering to an opinion or a course of action|
Ex: Even though he begged them constantly, Jeremy's parents were ________ in their refusal to buy him a Wii.
|proliferate|| to grow or increase rapidly|
Ex: Because the number of cellphones has _______ in recent years, many new area codes have been created to handle the demand for phone numbers.
Ex: With his overwhelming ________, Clark was finally able to interview Zac Efron for the school newspaper.
|vitality|| energy; power to survive|
Ex: After a few days of rest, the exhausted mountain climber regained his usual ______.