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1 IMPROVING VOCABULARY SKILLS Fourth Edition Sherrie L. Nist © 2010 Townsend Press

2 Unit Two: Chapter 9 concurrent hypothetical confiscate nominal constitute predominant decipher prerequisite defaultrecession

3 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 1 concurrent Concurrent means A. occurring at the same time. B. resulting. C. noticeable. Concurrent with the closing of the steel mill was the opening of a new toy factory in town. As a result, most of the workers laid off from the mill found jobs at the new factory. Having mistakenly registered for two concurrent classes, Joe had to drop one of them and choose a course that met at a different time. – adjective

4 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Concurrent means A. occurring at the same time. B. resulting. C. noticeable. Concurrent with the closing of the steel mill was the opening of a new toy factory in town. As a result, most of the workers laid off from the mill found jobs at the new factory. Having mistakenly registered for two concurrent classes, Joe had to drop one of them and choose a course that met at a different time. If the laid-off workers from the mill found jobs at the new factory, the closing of the mill must have occurred at the same time as the opening of the factory. In the second item, Joe would not be able to take the two classes if they occurred at the same time. 1 concurrent – adjective

5 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 2 confiscate – verb Confiscate means A. to distribute widely. B. to take possession of. C. to overlook. “Hand ’em over,” my father said. Just as we were really starting to have fun, he confiscated our entire supply of water balloons. Chinese drug agents once confiscated $2 million worth of heroin that had been wrapped in plastic and inserted into live goldfish. The agents seized the drugs as they were being sent out of the country.

6 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Confiscate means A. to distribute widely. B. to take possession of. C. to overlook. “Hand ’em over,” my father said. Just as we were really starting to have fun, he confiscated our entire supply of water balloons. Chinese drug agents once confiscated $2 million worth of heroin that had been wrapped in plastic and inserted into live goldfish. The agents seized the drugs as they were being sent out of the country. If the father says, “Hand ’em over,” he is planning to take possession of the water balloons. In the second item, the word seized tells you that confiscate means “take possession of.” 2 confiscate – verb

7 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. 3 constitute In my opinion, a good movie, a pizza, and animated conversation constitute a perfect night out. Twelve business and professional people constitute the board of directors of the women’s shelter. Among other things, they help raise funds for the shelter. – verb Constitute means A. to repeat. B. to oppose. C. to form. “You mean walking from the TV to the refrigerator doesn’t constitute a workout?”

8 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. In my opinion, a good movie, a pizza, and animated conversation constitute a perfect night out. Twelve business and professional people constitute the board of directors of the women’s shelter. Among other things, they help raise funds for the shelter. Constitute means A. to repeat. B. to oppose. C. to form. A good movie, a pizza, and animated conversation would form a perfect night out. Twelve people would form the board of directors. 3 constitute – verb “You mean walking from the TV to the refrigerator doesn’t constitute a workout?”

9 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Why do contracts have to use language that’s so difficult to decipher? If your teacher can’t decipher your handwriting, you’ll need to write your papers on a computer. 4 decipher Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Decipher means A. to figure out. B. to find. C. to improve. – verb Handwriting that is hard to decipher

10 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Why do contracts have to use language that’s so difficult to decipher? If your teacher can’t decipher your handwriting, you’ll need to write your papers on a computer. Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Decipher means A. to figure out. B. to find. C. to improve. The legal language used in contracts is difficult to figure out. If you need to write you papers on a computer, the teacher must not be able to figure out your handwriting. 4 decipher – verb Handwriting that is hard to decipher

11 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Default means A. to act as expected. B. not to do something required. C. to begin. 5 default – verb We won our case against the appliance repairman because he defaulted by failing to appear in court. Eli’s mother said, “I’ll co-sign on your car loan, but you have to make every payment. If you default, it will hurt my credit rating.”

12 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Default means A. to act as expected. B. not to do something required. C. to begin. We won our case against the appliance repairman because he defaulted by failing to appear in court. Eli’s mother said, “I’ll co-sign on your car loan, but you have to make every payment. If you default, it will hurt my credit rating.” By failing to appear in court, the repairman did not do something required of him—so he lost the case. Eli is required to make every payment on her car loan. 5 default – verb

13 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Hypothetical means A. sure to happen. B. dangerous. C. imaginary. Imagine the hypothetical situation of going to live alone on an island. Which books and CDs would you take along? Law schools hold pretend court sessions with hypothetical cases so that students can practice their skills. 6 hypothetical – adjective

14 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Hypothetical means A. sure to happen. B. dangerous. C. imaginary. Imagine the hypothetical situation of going to live alone on an island. Which books and CDs would you take along? Law schools hold pretend court sessions with hypothetical cases so that students can practice their skills. Going to live alone on an island is an imaginary situation for most people. The word imagine is a clue. If the court sessions are pretend, the cases must be imaginary. 6 hypothetical – adjective

15 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Nominal means A. enormous. B. very little. C. helpful. Except for a nominal registration fee, the camp for needy children is entirely free. Professor Banks gave us only nominal extra credit for participating in psychology experiments. She wanted our course grade to be based mainly on our test scores. 7 nominal – adjective

16 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Nominal means A. enormous. B. very little. C. helpful. Except for a nominal registration fee, the camp for needy children is entirely free. Professor Banks gave us only nominal extra credit for participating in psychology experiments. She wanted our course grade to be based mainly on our test scores. If the camp is for needy children, the registration fee must be very little. If Professor Banks wanted the grade to be based mainly on test scores, she would give very little extra credit for participating in experiments. 7 nominal – adjective

17 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Predominant means A. rare. B. main. C. temporary. Rock is the predominant music on that radio station, but country music is also played. Although the predominant type of car in New York City in 1900 used gasoline, a third of the cars ran on electricity. 8 predominant – adjective

18 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Predominant means A. rare. B. main. C. temporary. Rock is the predominant music on that radio station, but country music is also played. Although the predominant type of car in New York City in 1900 used gasoline, a third of the cars ran on electricity. Although rock isn’t the only music on that station, it is the main music the station plays. If only a third of the cars ran on electricity, the main type of car was gasoline powered. 8 predominant – adjective

19 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Prerequisite means A. a requirement. B. a penalty. C. a method. You can’t take Spanish Literature I unless you’ve taken the prerequisite, Spanish III. Since she was allergic to cigarette smoke, Kaylin told Troy that his quitting smoking was a prerequisite for their marrying. 9 prerequisite – noun

20 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Prerequisite means A. a requirement. B. a penalty. C. a method. You can’t take Spanish Literature I unless you’ve taken the prerequisite, Spanish III. Since she was allergic to cigarette smoke, Kaylin told Troy that his quitting smoking was a prerequisite for their marrying. Spanish III is a requirement in order to take Spanish Literature. If Kaylin is allergic to cigarette smoke, it would be a requirement for Troy to quit smoking in order for them to get married. 9 prerequisite – noun

21 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Recession means A. a rapid growth. B. a sale. C. an economic setback. 10 recession While seashore businesses in the North suffer a recession in the winter, they do very well from spring to fall. The department store laid off twenty workers during the recession, but it rehired them when business improved. – noun

22 TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT Choose the meaning closest to that of the boldfaced word. Recession means A. a rapid growth. B. a sale. C. an economic setback. While seashore businesses in the North suffer a recession in the winter, they do very well from spring to fall. The department store laid off twenty workers during the recession, but it rehired them when business improved. In contrast with doing very well from spring to fall, seashore business suffer an economic setback in the winter. In the second item, the words business improved suggest that recession means “an economic set back.” 10 recession – noun

23 SENTENCE CHECK 1 2.Although the two robberies were __________—both occurred at midnight on Friday—one man had planned them both. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession 1.Anger was the ___________ emotion among voters when they first heard that their taxes would be raised again.

24 predominant SENTENCE CHECK 1 2.Although the two robberies were __________—both occurred at midnight on Friday—one man had planned them both. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession Anger would be the most common emotion at the news of higher taxes. If both robberies occurred at midnight on Friday, they happened at the same time. concurrent

25 SENTENCE CHECK 1 3.One hundred senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives __________ the United States Congress. 4.A __________ for taking the driver’s road test is passing a written test on the state’s driving laws. 5.The town library charges only a __________ fine for late books but a higher fine for late DVDs. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession

26 SENTENCE CHECK 1 3.One hundred senators and 435 members of the House of Representatives __________ the United States Congress. 4.A __________ for taking the driver’s road test is passing a written test on the state’s driving laws. 5.The town library charges only a __________ fine for late books but a higher fine for late DVDs. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession One hundred senators and 435 members of the House make up the United States Congress. Passing the written test is a requirement before taking the driver’s road test. In contrast with the higher fine for late DVDs, the fine for late books is very little. constitute prerequisite nominal

27 SENTENCE CHECK 1 6.Karim has such terrible handwriting that his wife couldn’t __________ his message saying she should meet him at the restaurant. 7.When the shoe factory closed, our little town went into a __________ because the laid-off workers had no money to spend at local businesses. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession

28 SENTENCE CHECK 1 6.Karim has such terrible handwriting that his wife couldn’t __________ his message saying she should meet him at the restaurant. 7.When the shoe factory closed, our little town went into a __________ because the laid-off workers had no money to spend at local businesses. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession “Such terrible handwriting” suggests that Karim’s note couldn’t be read. If the workers had no money to spend at local businesses, the town would go into a business decline. recession decipher

29 9.After Justine borrowed the family car without permission for the third time, her parents _______(ed) her driver’s license. 10.To teach young children safety, many parents explain what to do in __________ situations, such as if a stranger asks them to go for a ride. SENTENCE CHECK 1 8.The phone company refused to install a phone in Glen’s new apartment because he had _______(e)d on several of his previous bills. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession

30 9.After Justine borrowed the family car without permission for the third time, her parents __________ her driver’s license. 10.To teach young children safety, many parents explain what to do in __________ situations, such as if a stranger asks them to go for a ride. SENTENCE CHECK 1 8.The phone company refused to install a phone in Glen’s new apartment because he had __________ on several of his previous bills. Complete each item with the correct word from the box. A. concurrentB. confiscateC. constituteD. decipherE.default F. hypotheticalG. nominalH. predominantI. prerequisiteJ.recession If the phone company refused service, he must have failed to pay his bills. If she borrowed the car without permission, her parents must have seized her driver’s license. The sentence gives an example of a theoretical situation. defaulted confiscated hypothetical


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