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Racing For Love The Story of Atalanta and Hippomenes Vocab. Lesson 9
2.athlete n. [C] athletic adj. The Olympic Games, which take place every four years, involve thousands of athletes from around the world. Our schools annual athletic meet is to be held next Thursday. Vocabulary to Use
5. vigorous adj. The playground is always full of vigorous students during the break.
6. consent vi. consent n.[U] The superstar didnt consent to an interview and even refused to answer any questions from the reporters. After months of consideration, Kimberlys stubborn father finally gave his consent to her marriage with Doug. consent to + N./Vr. ( ) give ones consent to + N./Vr. ( )
7. attempt n.[C] attempt vt. Ethan plays basketball every day in an attempt to grow taller. I know what happened, so dont ever attempt to hide anything from me. Sally made an attempt to lose weight but failed. in an attempt to + Vr. … = make an attempt to + Vr. = attempt(v.) to +Vr.
8. awe n.[U] awevt. awesome adj. The audience watched in awe as the magician pulled one rabbit after another out of the hat. Few tourists visit the Grand Canyon without being awed by its splendor. Ahead of us are some awesome challenges waiting to be overcome. = when S.( )
11. flutter vt. vi. ( ) Dozens of flags were fluttering in the wind, making a splendid scene. In the garden, we saw some butterflies fluttering their wings and flying gracefully among the flowers. = and made
13.vanish vi. Shooting stars will vanish in a blink, so you have to look closely. = in a short time
15. desire n. [C] desire vt. desirable adj. The old patient had a strong desire to go home before he died. The successful businessman desired nothing but health after he fell seriously ill last year. A cold drink would be desirable after a long drive on a desert highway.
16. tug vt. (tug-tugged-tugged; tugging) tug n. [C] Alex tugged at Nancys sleeve, attempting to awaken her from her daydreams. The two girls tugged each others hair as they were fighting. The argument has resulted in a tug of war between the different departments of the government. tug at/on … = when
17. outpace vt. pace n. [C] The defending champion soon outpaced all other participants in the race. The fast pace of the companys growth led to a lack of experienced managers. lead to
19. divert vt. In order to retreat safely, the soldiers tried to divert the enemys attention. divert ones attention from N./Ving …
21. tempting adj. tempt vt. temptation n.[U] The sweet smell of the coffee makes it too tempting to ignore. I know I shouldnt, but Im really tempted to buy that pair of shoes. Theyre simply gorgeous! Though I had a toothache, I still couldnt resist the temptation of sweets. too adj. to Vr. … … …
22. grab vt. (grab-grabbed-grabbed; grabbing) The mother grabbed her child by the hand to keep him from wandering around. grab sb. by + sb. …
24. exhaustionn.[U] exhausted adj. After running more than fifty miles nonstop, the athlete collapsed from exhaustion. After a days hard work, Louis came home exhausted.
25. gaspvi. gasp n.[C] Having fallen down from the tree, Donald gasped with pain. Kelly gave a gasp when she found that her house had been broken into. /
27. target n.[C] target vt. … … The building is so tall that it is an easy target in an air raid. The enemys air force base was targeted in the first wave of attacks.
28. barely adv. There are barely five hundred people living in this tiny town. = only
1.catch up with Do you mind walking a bit slower? Im having difficulty catching up with you. 2.pull ahead John tried to pull ahead several times during the race but failed. 3.pick up As the roller coaster picked up speed, the people riding it began to let out cries of excitement and fear. 4.pass up = give up The job offer was too good to pass up, so Jack decided to take it. Idioms and Phrases
(2)Idioms and Phrases 1.The truck began to pick up speed as it went downhill along the mountain trail. 2.Jason pulled far ahead of other runners and won the mens 3,000 meters easily. 3.Dont pass up the chance to see a musical on Broadway if you ever go to New York City. 4.After missing a week of school, I have to study hard to catch up with my classmates.