2adverseDefinition (adj.) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile Sentence Not doing your homework can have an adverse affect on your grade.
3aridDefinition (adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull Sentence Some teachers are very arid in class.
4assailantDefinition (n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words) Sentence You should never be an assailant.
5billowDefinition (n.) a large wave; (v.) to rise or swell like a wave Sentence The captain looked up and saw the largest wave he’d ever seen in his life billow toward him.
6Definition (v.) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with Sentence Whenever someone confronts me I always stand my ground.confront
7constrainDefinition (v.) to force, compel; to restrain hold back Sentence Some of you need to constrain your desire to talk without raising your hand.
8contemporaryDefinition (adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself; (n.) a person of the same time Sentence Dominique Wilkins is a contemporary of Michael Jordan.
9depictDefinition (n.) to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture Sentence An American Tale depicts the pogroms in Russia during the late 19th century.
10disinterestedDefinition (adj.) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferent Sentence Disinterested may not always mean what you think it means.
11encompassDefinition (v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include a with certain group or class Sentence Our classroom discussions usually encompass a wide variety of topics.
12groundlessDefinition (adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified Sentence Many of your excuses are groundless.
13hypocriteDefinition (n.) a person who pretends to what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced person Sentence Many religious leaders are hypocrites.
14incomprehensibleDefinition (adj.) impossible to understand Sentence Not doing your homework is incomprehensible to me.
15manipulateDefinition (v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage Sentence My mother-in-law tried to manipulate my children.
16maximumDefinition (n.) the greatest possible amount or degree (adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree Sentence If you want to be truly successful you must give maximum effort.
17mimicDefinition (n.) a person who does imitations; (v.) to imitate; to make fun of Sentence My kids like to mimic just about everything I do.
18ruffleDefinition (v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; to flip through; (n.) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeat Sentence When you allow people to ruffle your feathers you are giving them what they want.
19Definition (adj.) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand Sentence There are many places in Alaska that exemplify serene beauty.serene
20sheepishDefinition (adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid Sentence Most of you are quiet sheepish when you get in trouble.
21staminaDefinition (n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power Sentence Basketball requires more stamina then any other sport.