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  1. circumscribe
  2. fanciful
  3. circumspect
  4. precede
  5. pugnacious
  1. a (1) adj. (of a person or their thoughts and ideas) overimaginative and unrealistic; far-fetched

    (2) adj. existing only in the imagination or fancy; whimsical; dreamy.
    The father told his young daughter a fanciful story about a leprechaun and a pot of gold.
  2. b v. to restrict (something) within limits; to surround; to confine.
    The lake was circumscribed on all sides by mountains.
  3. c v. to come before (something).
    The beginning of the game was preceded by the singing of the national anthem.
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    precedent
    n. an earlier event that is regarded as an example or model to be followed in the future
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    unprecedented
    adj. never done or known before; unheard of.
    After the huge snowstorm, the school took the unprecedented step of closing for an entire week.
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    precedence
    n. the condition of being considered more important than something else; priority.
    I'd like you to clean the basement at some point, but getting the car fixed promptly takes precedence over that project.
  4. d adj. eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight; combative; belligerent; bellicose.
    Ben's pugnacious attitude gets him in fights all the time.
  5. e adj. wary and unwilling to take risks; cautious; guarded; vigilant.
    Not wanting to ruin the surprise party, Alex was very circumspect in answering Cheryl's questions about their plans for the weekend.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. (1) v. to be of the same opinion; to agree.
    The judge concurred with the plaintiff and awarded her a $2 million settlement.

    (2) v. to happen or occur at the same time; to coincide
  2. (1) v. to harm the good reputation of (someone or something)

    (2) v. to show (an idea or piece of evidence) to be false or unreliable; to disprove.
    The case was discredited when new evidence showed that the key witness had lied.
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    credible
    adj. able to be believed; convincing; plausible; feasible
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    credibility
    n. believability; plausibility
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    credence
    n. credibility.
    The recent win gives some credence to your theory that our team will win the championship this year.
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    credential
    n. a qualification or aspect of a person's background, used to indicate that they are suitable for something
  3. (1) v. to get or obtain something from specified source.
    We derived great pleasure from watching him win the contest.

    (2) v. to come from or originate in (a specified source).
    The word "coffee" derives from the Turkish word "kahveh."
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    derivative
    (1) n. something that is based on another source

    (2) adj. (typically of an artist or work of art) imitative of the work of another person, and usually disapproved of for that reason; unoriginal; plagiarized
  4. (1) n. an ancestor or forebear

    (2) n. a person who originates an artistic, political, or intellectual movement.
    Jimi Hendrix was a major progenitor of the modern style of electric guitar playing.
  5. adj. at risk of suffering physical or emotional attack or harm.
    Out in the open field, the rabbit was vulnerable to predators, so he tried to stay in the thick brush where he could hide.
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    vulnerability (n.)
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    invulnerable
    adj. impossible to harm or damage; impervious; inviolable

5 True/False questions

  1. lugubriousadj. eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight; combative; belligerent; bellicose.
    Ben's pugnacious attitude gets him in fights all the time.

          

  2. anachronismadj. eager or quick to argue, quarrel, or fight; combative; belligerent; bellicose.
    Ben's pugnacious attitude gets him in fights all the time.

          

  3. astutev. to feel deep respect or admiration for (something); to honor; to esteem.
    Mrs. Greene's students revered her; many thought she was the wisest, kindest teacher in the world.
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    reverence (n.)
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    reverent (adj.)
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    reverential (adj.)
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    irreverent
    adj. showing a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously; disdainful; impertinent; impudent
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    irreverence (n.)

          

  4. idealadj. having or showing no skill; clumsy; incompetent.
    My cousin Brad is an inept athlete who can barely dribble a basketball.
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    ineptitude (n.)

          

  5. hearsayn. unverified information received from other people; rumor; gossip.
    It's not a good idea to make major decisions based only on rumors and hearsay.