1. Available (adj.) Ready to use Obtainable Able to help Not busy Ex. There are many books available in the library.
2. Cater (v.) To satisfy needs To supply food To provide Ex. The restaurant catered all of the food for the wedding.
3. Customary (adj.) Usual Routine Traditional Ex. In the U.S., it is customary for a woman to wear white at her wedding.
4. Dissuade (v.) To discourage To get someone NOT to do something Ex.: I tried to dissuade my friend from stealing the candy.
5. Entrepreneur (n.) Person who starts a business Businessperson Ex.: The young entrepreneur opened her own clothing store.
6. Firebrand (n.) Burning wood Someone who causes trouble Energetic person Ex: The firebrand caused the house to catch on fire.
7. Hazard (n., v.) Risk To expose to danger Ex: When the roads are icy, it is a hazard to drive.
8. Homicide (n.) Murder Killing of a person by another person Ex: The man went to jail for committing homicide.
9. Indifference (n.) Lack of interest Careless Ex: Her indifference toward math made the teacher angry.
10. Indignant (adj.) Filled with anger Resentful Ex: The man was so indignant that he almost got into a fight.
11. Indispensable (adj.) Necessary Essential Very important Ex: Food, water, and shelter are indispensable in order to live.
12. Lubricate (v.) To apply oil To make smooth Ex: If the door is squeaking, use oil to lubricate it.
13. Mutual (adj.) Shared between two people Equal feelings Ex: My friend and I both have mutual feelings about going to college.
14. Pelt (v.) To keep throwing things Ex. My friend pelted me with snowballs during the snowball fight.
15. Plague (n., v.) Easily spread disease To annoy Ex: In the winter, a cold spreads through school like the plague.
16. Poised (adj.) Balanced Calm, relaxed Ex: The dancer is poised and graceful on the stage.
17. Regime (n.) A government in power System of rule Ex: We overcame Saddam Husseins regime in Iraq.
18. Retard (v.) To make slow Ex: Please retard the car when you come to a stop sign.
19. Transparent (adj.) Allowing light See-through Ex: The window is transparent, but the wall is not.
20. Unscathed (adj.) Unharmed Not hurt Ex: I got into a car accident, but I was unscathed.
Customary, indifference, indignant, indispensable, lubricate My friends and family are ______ to me because I need them! It is ________ to say thank you after someone helps you. People who never vote show ________ towards politics. You must ______ the pan with butter or the eggs will burn. I felt ________ when the other team cheated.
Poised, retard, regime transparent, mutual The evil _______ came to an end when the dictator was killed. The young lady was very _______ when she gave her speech. If I help you, and you help me, we will have a _________ benefit. It was very __________ that the boy was sullen because was crying. Smoking or taking drugs will _____ your growth.