ESSENTIAL VOCABULARY

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_A -2

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_A -2
... secretary of state [-ed, -ing, -ation n.] [Syn assert] 246 Essential Vocabulary aggrandize (uh GRAN dyz) vt to make greater, richer, more powerful; to make seem richer • By certifying the landfill as ... n.] bland (BLAND) adj mild and soothing rather than harsh and grating; without taste; flavorless; insipid; dull • Milk is a very bland drink when compared to orange or grapefruit juice • Tex-Mex ... Revolution of 1789, was the group of shopkeepers and self-employed persons between the aristocracy and the workers (or proletariat) [-e fem., -ie n.] brazen (BRAY zin) adj showing no shame; bold;...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_A

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_A
... self-denying; austere —n a person who lives a life of rigorous self-denial for whatever purpose; anyone living with strict self-discipline and renouncing the usual comforts and pleasures • Gandhi ... n any one of a class of cold-blooded vertebrates without scales (including frogs, newts, salamanders, and toads) that starts life with gills, living in the water, and later develops lungs; any ... or animal that is at home both on land and in water; any aircraft or vehicle that can operate on land and in water • It is not unusual to find amphibians in and around a pond • The early Pan American...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_B

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_B
... well-being is a concern of Diane’s • Sandy has a financial concern in the company’s health • The stock market’s fall was a great concern of those nearing retirement [-ed, -ing; also -ed adj and -ing ... things at the same time [-ed, -ing] [Syn fight, struggle] confront (kon FRUHNT) vt to stand or meet face-to-face; to face or oppose boldly or defiantly; bring face-to-face with • The boxers first ... being essential • Mozart, Haydn, and Beethoven are generally considered the greatest classical composers, although Beethoven bridges the Classical and Romantic eras [-ly adv., -ity n.] 50 Essential...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_D -2

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_D -2
... cut up and use for firewood • Native Americans hewed totem poles from tree trunks • Many native cultures make hewed pipes and knife handles from wood, bone, and ivory [-ed, -ing, -n adj., -er n.] ... doing well [-ed, -ing] 292 Essential Vocabulary haughty (HAW tee) adj having or showing great pride in oneself and disdain for others • Two of King Lear’s daughters were very haughty, and it was ... interestingly that piece is known as “Ruffles and Flourishes.” [-ed, -ing] [Syn prosper] fluctuate (FLUHK tyoo ayt) vi to move back and forth or up and down; to be continuously varying —vt to cause...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_D

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_D
... tried -and- true way of cleaning a rug in the nineteenth century was to hang it over a rope and drub it with all your might • The Mets were given an eight-to-one drubbing by the Braves [-bed, -bing] ... distinguished senator from (your state)” is a title of rank and respect [-ed, -ing, -able adj., -ably adv.] [Syn discriminate] 88 Essential Vocabulary distort (dis TAWRT) vt to twist out of shape; ... difference between the hearts and the spades in the deck of cards • Terry discerned a feeling of approval rising from her captive audience [-ed, -ing, -able adj., -ably adv.] [Syn perceive, distinguish]...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_E

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_E
... law and order in the Old West Congress establishes the laws by which we live Johnny established his law office in New York City Rose and Dorothy established a lifelong friendship [-ed, -ing, -ment ... play baseball • Ian was elated at the sight of his grandma’s chocolate cream pies [-ly adv.] element (EL i mint) n the most basic (as-small-as-it-gets) part or principle of anything, whether concrete ... butter and jelly before finding one he liked [-al adj., -ally adv.] [Syn trial] 108 Essential Vocabulary expertise (EKS poer TEEZ) n the knowledge and capability of one who is highly skilled and...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_F

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_F
... deserted or abandoned; unhappy and lonely • Being marooned on a desert island would tend to make one feel forlorn • Left standing at the altar, Harold heaved a forlorn sigh [-ly adv., -ness n.] forsake ... summer home by the Vanderbilts in Newport, Rhode Island) can only be described as grandiose • Napoleon had grandiose plans for a French empire • The court of Louis XVI was so grandiose as to show ... is • Monarchs and dictators through history have shown greed for land and/ or power • Greed for more land also fueled the nineteenth-century American doctrine of Manifest Destiny [-iness n.] [Syn...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_I

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_I
... atomic weights • Carbon, atomic number 6, has two isotopes, C-12 and C-14, with atomic weights shown by their numbers • U-235, U-238, and U-239 are three isotopes of uranium [isotopic adj.] QUICK ... lever and a fulcrum to rest it on, he could move the world • Probably the lever most adult Americans are familiar with today is in voting machines and is used to open and close the curtain [-ed, -ing, ... persons, groups, companies, and so on • The Taft-Hartley Act calls for strikers to return to work for an 80-day cooling-down period, while mediators try to broker a settlement between workers and...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_J-K

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_J-K
... being asked where you’d like to eat and then ending up at your friend’s choice of restaurant? • As a general rule, country -and- western music lovers loathe hip-hop [-d, loathing] [Syn hate] lobbyist ... Strong’s overwhelming victory is a mandate for him to pursue equal rights for women • The new law mandates a $300 fine for overtime parking [-d,* mandating] 153 154 Essential Vocabulary manual (MAN ... was lavish in her gifts to him • All the wedding guests lavished attention on the new bride [-ed, -ing, -ly adv., -ness n.] [Syn profuse] legislation (LEJ is LAY shin) n the act or process of making...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_O

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_O
... that the future is ordained, and no matter what we do, we can’t change it • New clergypersons are ordained, usually from among the ranks of the seminarians [-ed, -ing, -ment, ordination n.] origin ... often parched by sun-drying, which both wrinkles them up and intensifies their flavor • After two hours in the boat, Roxane was parched and reached for a bottle of iced tea [-ed, -ing] parenthetical ... an ostensible misunderstanding between the valet parking attendant and his client • An ostensible difference of opinion exists between those voting for one candidate and those supporting the...
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John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_Prefixes and Suffixes

John Wiley And Sons Webster''s New World - Essential vocabulary_Prefixes and Suffixes
... side (bystander, bypass) co- same as com- before h or a vowel col- same as com- before l com- next to, with, together (compassion) con- same as com- before c, d, g, j, n, q, s, t, v, and sometimes ... (obverse); upon; over (obscure) oc- same as ob- before c oct(a/o )- eight (octagon, octopus) of- same as ob- before f -oid like; resembling (ovoid) op- same as ob- before p -or a person or thing that ... (substitute) suf- same as sub- before f sym- same as syn- before b, m, or p syn- together; at the same time (synchronize) sys- same as syn- before s, h, and other aspirate sounds tele- at a distance...
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