Presentation on theme: "Abduct (v) to carry away by force; to kidnap abduction (n) the act or instance of abducting Clue: abduct = kidnap Bandits stopped the jeep and abducted."— Presentation transcript:
abduct (v) to carry away by force; to kidnap abduction (n) the act or instance of abducting Clue: abduct = kidnap Bandits stopped the jeep and abducted the driver. Ex: abduct the child; abduct the woman abduct (v) to carry away by force; to kidnap abduction (n) the act or instance of abducting Clue: abduct = kidnap Bandits stopped the jeep and abducted the driver. Ex: abduct the child; abduct the woman
abode (n) the place where one lives; home Clue: abode = home My summer abode was a small cabin that I shared with two other camp counselors. Ex: a winter abode; a summer abode abode (n) the place where one lives; home Clue: abode = home My summer abode was a small cabin that I shared with two other camp counselors. Ex: a winter abode; a summer abode
abyss (n) a deep opening in the earth; or anything too deep to measure Clue: a bottomless pit The Hubble space telescope was built to probe the abyss of space.
arbitrate (v) to settle a disagreement between two parties by having a third party make a decision after hearing both sides arbitration (n) the act of arbitrating Clue: arbitrate = judge and decide The United Nations will arbitrate the border dispute by having a third party make a decision after hearing both sides.
attribute (n) a quality or feature associated with a person or thing CLUE: attribute =characteristic of (n) Wisdom is often considered an attribute of old age. attribute (v) to think of as coming from or belonging to a particular person or thing CLUE: attribute = linked to (v)The painting was wrongly attributed to Mary Cassatt, a famous artist.
capricious (adj) likely to change quickly for no obvious reason [kuh-prish-uhs, -pree-shuhs] Clue: capricious = fickle, flighty Robert Frost wrote an amusing poem about the capricious New England weather. Ex: capricious boss; capricious questions and comments
compromise (v) 1. to settle a disagreement by having each side give up something 2. to expose to the possibility of criticism or shame. (n) a settlement reached by each side giving up something [kom-pruh-mahyz] Clue: compromise = give + take We compromised by splitting the difference between the $2,000 asking price for the car and the $1,500 offer I made on it. Ex: compromise between; compromise for an agreement
devout (adj) 1. very religious 2. sincere [dih-vout] Clue: devout = fervent + sincere Devout Muslims try to make at least one visit to the holy city of Mecca. Ex: devout Christians; devout believers, devout spouses
distraught (adj) deeply disturbed; very troubled [dih-strawt] Clue: distraught = upset The children were distraught when their pet rabbit died. Ex: distraught survivors; distraught victims; distraught passengers
incline (v) 1. to slope or lean 2. to be likely to; to have a fondness for 3. to bend or bow (the head) (n) a sloping surface [v. in-klahyn; n. in-klahyn, in-klahyn] Clue: incline = likely or lean toward I am inclined to talk too much. Ex: road inclines; incline to make a decision
intervene (v) to enter in order to help or settle something intervention (n) to act of instance of intervening [in-ter-veen] Clue: intervene = go between The playground supervisor intervened when the children couldn’t agree about whose turn it was. Ex: intervene the quarrel; intervene the fight
necessity (n) 1. anything that cannot be done without or that is greatly needed 2. the condition of being needed [nuh-ses-i-tee] Clue: necessity = need it Insect repellent is a necessity when camping. Ex: the necessity of rules; the necessity of an education
orbit (n) the path taken by an object around a heavenly body such as star, planet, or moon (v) to put into or be in orbit [awr-bit] Clue: orbit = go around The moon’s orbit around the earth takes just over 27 days. Ex: orbit in space; orbit the sun
enlighten (v) to inform or instruct; to give knowledge or truth to (adj) free from ignorance or prejudice [en-lahyt-n] Clue: enlighten = finally see the light Since we didn’t know the store’s policy for returning merchandise, we asked customer service to enlighten us. Ex: enlightened approach; enlightened students
sacred (adj) 1. holy; having to do with religion 2. worthy of being given the greatest honor or respect [sey-krid] Clue: sacred = reverent + holy The Waling Wall in Jerusalem is sacred to the Jewish people. Ex: sacred writings; sacred bible; sacred worship