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66 terms

Units 7-12 - Regular

Here are words 61-120 - the second half of our vocabulary study
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abstain
to hold back from an activity by choice; to hold back from voting
contain
to hold; to have within
detain
to hold back; to delay; to keep from proceeding
detention
a period of time in which someone is held back; a form of punishment by holding someone after school hours
extend
to hold out; to unbend; to stretch or spread out; to offer
patent
legal ownership of an invention held by the creator; exclusive right or ownership
retainer
something that holds something else in; a device that holds something in
tenant
a holder of land rights; a person who holds the right to live in a residence; an occupant
tendon
a band of tough fibrous tissue that holds a muscle to a bone
tentative
hold back on the final decision; uncertain; hesitant; not fully agreed upon
tain, ten, tent
hold
fer
to carry, bear, bring together
chauffeur
a person hired to drive or bring someone to another location; a driver
circumference
the distance around a circle; to carry the distance around a circle
conference
a meeting that brings people together to exchange views or information
differ
to carry a different opinion; to carry an opposing view
fertile
capable of bearing or producing crops or vegetation; highly productive
infer
to bring together information to reach a conclusion; guess
offer
to bring forth ideas; to propose or present
prefer
to choose one thing that carries priority over another; to value more highly
referral
a recommendation; a letter or notice that carries good words about a person
transfer
to bring something from one place to another
cap
take, seize
capable
having the ability; able to do something; able to seize an opportunity
capacity
the ability to hold, take in, or absorb
capitalize
to take advantage of something; to make the most of something
capsize
to overturn; to take and flip over
caption
a title or short description of a picture
capture
to take possession or control of something; to take someone against his or her will; to preserve in a permanent form
decapitate
to take the head off something
encapsulate
to take in; to surround; to encase or protect
escape
to take a path away; to leave; to get free
recapitulate
to take the main ideas and repeat in a summarized form
pel, puls
drive, driven, force
compel
to force someone to do something; to drive someone into action
dispel
to drive away; to force out of one's mind; to go away
expel
to force or drive out; to force to leave
impel
to drive forward; to urge to action; to motivate
impulse
a sudden urge that drives someone into action
propel
to force to move forward; to drive onward
pulsate
to vibrate; beat; forced to produce short bursts
repel
to drive back; to ward off or keep away
repellent
a substance used to drive away insects or animals
repulsive
disgusting; tending to drive off; offensive
pend
hang, weigh, pay
appendix
a collection of supplementary material that usually "hangs" at the end of a book; extra materials added to the end of a book
dependent
relying on someone else for aid or support; weighing down on someone else
expenditure
an expense; the amount needed to be paid out
impending
about to occur; to threaten to happen; to weigh down upon someone
independent
not relying on someone else for aid or support; not weighing down on someone else
pendant
an object that hangs, usually from a necklace
pending
hanging on; something not yet decided; awaiting a conclusion
pendulum
something that hangs and swings back and forth
perpendicular
intersecting at or forming right angles
suspended
hanging; delayed
stat
stay, position, to know
ecstatic
extreme joy; to know the feeling of pure delight
estate
a considerably large piece of property; high social position or rank; the whole of one's possessions
static
fixed; to stay with no motion; not active
station
the place or position where a person or thing stands or is assigned to stand; post
stationary
not moving; not capable of being moved; fixed in a position
stature
one's height in an upright position; an achieved position or level
status
position in society relative to others
status quo
staying the same; unchanging
statute
a law; a rule created by someone of a high position
thermostat
a device that responds to temperature changes in order to maintain its set position