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Vocabulary list 10:
Terms in this set (20)
characterized by clear and expressive language
Synonym: vocalize, effective, fluent
When I went to the grocery store I was very effective and got only the things I needed.
a dispute where there is strong disagreement
Synonym: argument, dispute, opinion
Me and my best friend got into an argument about who could run faster.
a state or condition markedly different from the norm
Synonym: irregularity, variation
My eating habits can be very irregular some weeks I try to eat healthy and some I don't.
give or supply
Synonym: provide, extend, contribute
I provided my brother with a pencil.
the use of spoken sounds for auditory communication
Synonym: statement, remark, expression
My teacher made an important remark in class today.
in a state of mental numbness as resulting from shock
Synonym: stun, daze
I was stunned when I found out that I I got 100 on my test.
leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
Synonym: desert, leave, quit
The person I work with quit their job so that they can move to Hawaii.
to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds
Synonym: guess, notion, belief
I didn't know what the answer was on the test so I guessed.
The act of sacrificing or giving up or surrendering
Synonym: refraining from
Last week I refrained from eating so much junk food.
be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
Synonym: main, primary, principal
The primary reason why I have a job is so I can save money for college.
destroy or injure severely
Synonym: ruin, flaw, scar
I ruined my shirt by putting it in the dryer.
an open recess in a wall at the base of a chimney where a fire can be built
In my house we have two fireplaces.
the process of flowing in
Synonym: rush, invasion
I was in such a rush to get to school on time that I drove over the speed limit.
a ghostly appearing figure
Synonym: spirit, shadow
When I was walking down the street alone I thought I saw a shadow of a person walking behind me.
something done or paid to make up for a wrong
Synonym: modify, adjust, edit, alter
I had to alter my dress before I could wear it.
irritate or vex
Synonym: nerve, audacity
My brother had the audacity to tell me that I couldn't go to get ice cream with him.
in the habit or adapted to
Synonym: usual, normal, familiar
It is very normal for me to get started on my homework right after school.
a characteristic that distinguishes objects or individuals
Synonym: assign, credit
I got extra credit on assignment because I did more work than I should've.
Synonym: respected, honored
I respect and honor my parents because they are my authority.
to say, state, or perform again
Synonym: rehearse, repeat
I rehearsed my lines for the play that's on Saturday.
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