By Murray Bromberg
This up-to-date vocabulary-building e-book provides the basic middle of phrases that scholars at middle-school and better degrees needs to understand and be capable of use fluently for tutorial good fortune. those phrases additionally represent crucial vocabulary for ESL scholars and test-takers, in addition to others who converse English as their moment language. The authors current a chain of short word-building classes, every one introducing 12 new phrases which are provided in pattern sentences and brief articles. Fill-in-the-blanks workouts aid scholars degree their word-building growth. proficient with transparent but easy definitions and examples, readers will locate their vocabulary has stronger dramatically.
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Rage (a) extreme anger (b) foolish explanation (c) rapid movement (d) bad habit 9. conclude (a) show (b) reorganize (c) examine (d) decide 10. source (a) origin (b) task (c) onlooker (d) chart 11. resist (a) discuss honestly (b) change completely (c) strive against (d) pay attention 12. •gnore (a) disregard (b) complete (c) exaggerate* (d) offer Answer key, p. 196 Spotlight On century-In our slang, a C-note (century) stands for $100. Other slang references to money are fin ($5), sawbuck ($1 0), and grand ($1 ,000).
Underestimating* the importance of reading is absurd. 1 ) 10. conflict (kan 1 flikt) direct opposition; disagreement a. Our opinions about the company's success in the last decade* are in conflict with what the records show. b. There was a noisy conflict over who was the better tennis player. c. The class mediation team was invited to settle the conflict. 11. minority ( md nor d te) smaller number or part; less than half a. Only a small minority of the neighborhood didn't want a new park. b. * c.
Liza was unpopular* because she was vicious to people she had just met. b. The vicious editor* published false stories about people he disliked. c. Mr. Voss was reluctant* to talk about his vicious pit bull. LESSON 14 45 9. whirling (hwdr' ling) turning or swinging round and round; spinning a. The space vessel* was whirling around before it landed on earth. b. As they tried to lift the bulky* piano, the movers went whirling across the living room. c. Because Angelo drank too much, he commenced* to feel that everything was whirling around the bar.
504 Absolutely Essential Words by Murray Bromberg