Resign To give up an office or position. For the past ten generations the royal family has oppressed the peasants by keeping them in poverty. My leg was feeling much better, so I decided to partake in the soccer match. A benefit of doing homework on Friday is that your weekend will be free. Twenty-four is equivalent to two dozen. Bravery is a desirable trait for firefighters to have.
Diminish To shrink or reduce. The actress had only one small part before she got grandiose ideas of her fame. Once you've mastered the shorter vocabulary lists, this is the next step. Im also gratefull that I learned the word Petrichor. The data from these graphs show that yearly temperatures are increasing. There are some peripheral fights going on at the outdoor concert.
Getting a promotion has really inflated his ego. He apologized for his erroneous statement. Where else can we enjoy the esthetic joy of the words and the intellectual spark of their deep meanings. Intentional Vocabulary Learning Students need to be explicitly taught methods for intentional vocabulary learning. The intensive and focused lesson design helps students learn the target words and internalize the skills and strategies necessary for independently learning unknown words. Frivolous Unnecessary; of little importance You must stop spending your money on frivolous purchases. Hindrance Something that causes delay or resistance.
Denouement The resolution of a mystery. She vacillated between the two dresses before finally deciding to wear a skirt. Release To free; to allow to be known. The king was supplanted by his treacherous younger brother who locked him in the dungeon. You could hear the panic in the voices on the telephone. Cynosure A focal point of admiration. I learned some new ones, was reintroduced to some old ones and am book marking your list.
I really enjoyed this list, being a thesaurus whore, but the problem with some of the definitions is that you have used a verb to define a noun, or the reverse. This cleaning spray inhibits the growth of bacteria. Decipher To find the meaning of. Illustrate To explain by using an example. Erstwhile At one time, for a time.
Shelter To protect from something harmful. Scrutinize To very carefully examine. A cosy cottage brings to mind something thatched with an upstairs. The salesperson was very aggressive when trying to get us to buy the television. Resist To withstand the effect of.
Fluctuations — this economy related English word describes a process that changes over time — especially price changes. Whimsical is my favorite word. Two days after the flood, the seawater finally began to recede from our house. Since students encounter such an enormous number of words as they read, some researchers believe that even a small improvement in the ability to use context clues has the potential to produce substantial, long-term vocabulary growth Nagy, Herman, and Anderson, 1985; Nagy, Anderson, and Herman, 1987; Swanborn and de Glopper, 1999. Students who are word conscious are aware of the words around them—those they read and hear and those they write and speak Graves and Watts-Taffe, 2002.
The large poster of Michael Jackson over her bed made it obvious who her favorite singer was. Expertise Expert knowledge or skill in a particular field. I had an adverse reaction to my medication and had to stop taking it. The ringleader incited the soldiers to rebellion. Look at these examples: natural English.