Vocabulary 21-2220 cards

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Extricate

To free from a tangled situation or a difficulty Sentence: The fly struggled and struggled but was unable to extricate itself from the spider's web.

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Exhilaration

Cheerfulness; high spirits Sentence: A marching band gives most people a feeling of exhilaration. The lively music makes them feel excited.

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Tenuous

Having a little substance or basis; weak; poorly supported Sentence: Del was opposed to the equal rights a amendment, but his position seemed tenuous. He couldn't support it with any facts, and his logic was weak.

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Decorum

Correctness in behavior and manners; Standards or conventions of socially acceptable behavior Sentence: Decorum demands that you send a thank-you note for all the birthday gifts, even those you don't like or will never use.

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Rejuvenate

To make (someone) feel or seem young again; to make (something) seem fresh or new again

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Espouse

To support, argue for, or adopt (an idea or cause) Sentence: Some politicians espouse whatever ideas they think will win them votes.

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Synchronize

To cause to occur at exactly the same time; to cause (clocks and watches) to agree in time Sentence: The secret agents sy

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Facilitate

To make easier to do or to get Sentence: For those with poor eyesight, large print facilitates reading.

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Orthodox

Following established, traditional rules or beliefs, especially in religion; following what is customary or commonly accepted Sentence: The orthodox footwear for a sprint or distance race is some kind of running shoes, but a champion Ethiopian ru

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Exorbitant

Excessive, especially in amount, cost, or price; beyond what is reasonable or appropriate Sentence: Even if I were rich, I wouldn't pay three hundred dollars for those shoes. That's an exorbitant price.

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Demeanor

Conduct; outward behavior, manner Sentence: Troy's demeanor was quiet and controlled, but inside he was boiling with anger.

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Indolent

Lazy; avoiding or disliking work Sentence: My indolent sister says that the most work she ever wants to do is clicking the remote control to switch the TV channels.

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Unassuming

Modest; not boastful or arrogant Sentence: As unassuming as ever, Alice accepted the award in a quiet, modest way.

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Dissipate

To thin out or scatter and gradually vanish; drive away Sentence: After twenty minutes of meditation, I find that the stresses of my day have dissipated

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Nonchalent

Calm, carefree, and casually unconcernded Sentence: My fried was very nonchalant about giving her oral report in class, but I was a nervous wreck about giving mine.

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Assimilate

To become more similar to a larger whole; especially, to blend into or adjust to main culture Sentence: To assimilate into the culture of a new country, it's essential to learn the language.

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Unliteral

Involving or done by only one side Sentence: Many people believe in unilateral disarmament; that is, they think their own nation should give up all weapons of war even if no other coun

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Belligerent

Quick or eager to argue or fight; hostile; aggressive Sentence: When anyone contradicts Bruce, he becomes belligerent. He has often started fights with people who disagreed with him.

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Inherent

Existing as a natural or essential quality of a person or thing; built-in Sentence: An inherent danger of life in San Francisco is the possibility of earthquakes.

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Denunciation

A strong expression of disapproval; an act of condemning, especially publicly Sentence: In an unusual denunciation of parents, the community leader said, "Parents have not been taking enough responsibility for their children."