11 terms

The Learning Works: tain, ten, tent


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tain, ten, tent
abstain (v.)
to hold back from an activity by choice; to hold back from voting
contain (v.)
to hold; to have within
detain (v.)
to hold back; to delay; to keep from proceeding
detention (n.)
a period of time in which someone is held back; a form of punishment by holding someone after school hours
extend (v.)
to hold out; to unbend; to stretch or spread out; to offer
patent (n.)
legal ownership of an invention held by the creator; exclusive right or ownership
retainer (n.)
something that holds something else in; a device that holds something in
tenant (n.)
a holder of land rights; a person who holds the right to live in a residence; an occupant
tendon (n.)
a band of tough fibrous tissue that holds a muscle to a bone
tentative (adj.)
holding back on the final decision; uncertain; hesitant; not fully agreed upon

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