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ELS San Diego February Level 108

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quite
synonym for very; It's often ______ sunny in San Diego in the spring.
quotation marks
" " used to show that someone said something
allowance
the money a child receives from parents to spend; My father gave me a $5 _______ every Friday.
pension
the money a retired employee receives from the company or government
evidence
something used to show that you did something; The police used fingerprints as ______ that the man stole the car.
handcuffs
what the police use to tie a criminal's hands behind his back
drowsy
a synonym for sleepy; Many students feel ______ during class after eating a big lunch.
feather
part of a bird, used inside pillows to make them very soft
jury
the 12 people in court who decide whether a criminal is guilty
futon
a Japanese style bed that is on the floor and can be moved easily
spouse
a husband or wife
cheek
the body part on the side of your face
groom
the man getting married at a wedding
yen
the money of Japan
appeal
after a criminal is found guilty in court, he may ______ to get a 2nd chance because there may have been a mistake
chop
to cut into small pieces
choke
when you don't get air into your body
alimony
the money a person pays their spouse after they get divorced
procrastinate
to delay something that you don't feel like doing now; Bill ______________ about studying for his test, so he didn't do well.
debt
the money that you borrowed and must pay back; My car cost $20,000 and I paid $5,000 cash, so now I have a $15,000 ______.
litter
to throw trash onto the floor or street instead of a trash can
aspect
a part of situation, idea, or plan that has many parts; Spelling is a difficult ___________ for many learners of English.
commit
to promise to do something and then use time, money, and effort to achieve it; Getting married is an immense _____ and you need to be ready before you do it.
distinct
clearly different and therefore more easily understoood or remembered; Raif and Naif have _______ names that are more easily remembered than Mohammed or Khalid.
extract
to take out/remove something; The dentist had to ______ the patient's tooth because it causing him pain.
foundation
the base of something/the solid layer of material that is under a building to support it
integrity
noun that means honesty and fairness; Judges need ______ to fairly decide the court cases.
norm
the usual way of doing something; The ______ in the U.S. is to drive on the right side on the road, but in Japan and other countries it's on the left.
rely
to depend on something/someone; It's the norm to _____ on your parents for money when you are 14, but not when you are 40 years old.
scope
the range of things that a subject, activity, or book deals with; It's outside the ________ of this class to study the history of each vocabulary word.
trace
to study or describe the history of something; The police can use license plate numbers to _______ whether a car was stolen.
daydream
when your body is one place, but your mind is far away thinking about something else
flavor
the taste of a food; Chocolate is my favorite ice cream __________.
homonyms
words with the same pronunciation, but different spellings and meanings; four/for and meet/meat are _______
synonyms
words with the same meanings; car and automobile are ______________
antonyms
words with the opposite meanings; male and female are __________
annual
something that happens every year
bond
a strong shared feeling with someone
contribute
to give help, support, or money to a person or organization; My neighbor lost his house in a fire, so everyone ______ some money for him to buy a new one.
expand
to get larger and larger;
incentive
something that makes you work harder because something positive will then happen; A pizza party was the _________ for all the elementary school students to study hard for the final exams.
modify
to change something a little bit; The outdoor wedding had to be _______ because of the heavy rain.
presume
to think that something is true without being certain or having all the facts; The teacher ______ that Mary didn't study for the test because her score was 25%.
subsequent
coming after, or following
ultimate
the last or final and usually most important; Being wealthy is the _________ goal of many people.
widespread
something that happens in many places at the same time; People getting sick from the flu is a ______ problem in many states in the the winter.
poverty
the condition of being poor
appropriate
correct and suitable for a particular situation
collapse
to fall down suddenly from weakness or illness; Many buildings and bridges _______ during a powerful earthquake.
confer
to hold a meeting with someone
devote
to give your time, effort, or attention to some purpose; You need to ________ some time reviewing the vocabulary words to do well on the test.
inherent
a natural part of something that cannot be separated from it; Riding a motorcycle is ______ more dangerous than traveling in a car.
minimize
to make something as small as possible
regulate
to control or manage something; Places to smoke are highly _______ in the United States.
sum
an amount of money/adding two numbers together
symbol
a design or an object that represents something else; Flags are used as _______ for countries during the Olympics.
trend
the general direction in which things are changing; The _______ in many countries is for couples to get married at a later age.
tent
a temporary shelter that people use when camping in the forest or desert
rhyme
words that have the small final sounds, even if the spellings are different; Break, take, and cake all _________.
wheat
a plant used to make foods such as bread, pasta, and cereal
treat
to give someone a special gift or take someone someplace special; I'll ______ you to dinner on your birthday.
neat
organized and clean; Children often get told by their parents to make their rooms __________.
anticipate
to expect something to happen and be prepared for it; People don't _________ there will be snow in San Diego, so it would be a shock if it happened.
capable
able to do something; Small children are ______ of learning two languages at the same time.
detect
to notice or discover something; Smoke ______ are used in houses to make fires less dangerous.
estimate
to calculate something approximately; It's ______ that the population of the U.S. is 330 million.
evaluate
to decide how good or how valuable something is after thinking carefully about it; It usually takes people less than a minute to ______ whether they like a song on the radio.
fund
to give money to support something; Would your parents ________ you to quit work and school and travel around the world for a year?
overlap
to cover part of something; The feathers of a bird ________ each other.
primary
most important, chief, or main; Biology is my _____ interest, but I am also studying chemistry.
resource
something that can be used to make a job or activity easier; Students who have been at ELS for several months are an excellent ______ for new students.
terminate
to stop or end; The employee at the company was _______ because he was always late to work.
compensate
to do something to reduce a bad effect; Jim tried to _________ for being late to dinner by bringing flowers for his wife.
controversy
something that causes a lot of debate/disagreement among people; A _____ in California is whether marijuana should be legal like alcohol.
distort
to change the facts in order to mislead someone; Helen ________ the politician's comments in her report.
emerge
to appear after being hidden; A good swimmer can stay underwater for a while before needing to emerge to breathe air.
facilitate
to make it easier for something to happen; A computer can _________ the task of writing a report.
identical
exactly the same; It's often difficult to tell ______ twins apart.
intense
having a strong effect; San Diego almost never has _______ weather such as a tornado or hurricane.
phase
one part of a process; Babies have _______ when they want to put everything in their mouths.
reverse
to change something so that it is the opposite of what it was before; To go backwards in a car, you need to put the transmission in _________.
scheme
a plan, especially to do something bad or illegal; The teacher found out about the ______ to cheat on the test, so she changed the questions.
proofread
to read again your writing to correct spelling, grammar, and punctuation mistakes; You should always spend a few minutes _____ your writing before handing it in to the teacher.