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AVS: CHAPTER 3 WORDS: AMBIGUOUS INANE DISSIDENT JUXTAPOSE EMBELLISH LETHARGY FRITTER SPORADIC INADVERTENT SUBSIDIZE.

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2 AVS: CHAPTER 3 WORDS: AMBIGUOUS INANE DISSIDENT JUXTAPOSE EMBELLISH LETHARGY FRITTER SPORADIC INADVERTENT SUBSIDIZE

3 In a dictatorship, dissidents are not tolerated. People who speak out against the government may be imprisoned or even executed. a. rebel(s) b. dishonest people c. foolish people 2.Dissident (dĭs'ə-dənt) - noun AVS: CH. 3 - TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT: Lee left an ambiguous message on my answering machine: "Meet me at twelve o'clock." I couldn't tell whether he meant noon or midnight. a. unclear b. unintentional c. unpleasant avs-10 1. Ambiguous (ăm-bĭg'yoo-əs) - adjective

4 The cover of the biology textbook was embellished with a pattern of colorful seashells. a. hidden b. decorate(d) c. damage(d) I thought my little sister would fritter away her entire allowance on M&M's, but instead of wasting her money, she put it in her piggy bank. a. earn b. count c. waste avs-10 3. Embellish (ĕm-bĕl'ĭsh) - verb 4. Fritter (frĭt'ər) - verb

5 The final draft of Nancy's paper was shorter than the previous version, but this was inadvertent. She had accidentally deleted an entire page without realizing it. a. not required b. not finished c. not intended Television programming is often so inane that TV has been described as "bubble gum for the mind." a. silly b. interesting c. shocking avs-10 5. Inadvertent (ĭn-ăd-vûr't'nt) - adjective 6. Inane (ĭn-ān') - adjective

6 Dottie spread her new dress out on her bed and then juxtaposed all her scarves and jackets to it to see which combination would look best. a. cover(ed) up b. put side by side c. replace(d) Although Wendy seemed to recover from the flu, one symptom persisted - lethargy. She felt exhausted for weeks. a. inactivity b. hopelessness c. foolishness avs-10 7. Juxtapose (jŭks'tə-pōz') - verb 8. Lethargy (lĕth'ər-jē) - noun

7 10. Subsidize (sŭb'sə-dīz) - verb Dave makes sporadic attempts to give up smoking, but his occasional efforts have been halfhearted. a. steady b. irregular c. long During college, many students are subsidized by their parents, while others rely on grants or loans. a. paid for b. advertise(d) c. criticize(d) avs-10 9. Sporadic (spə-răd'ĭk) - adjective

8 AVS: CH. 3 - MATCHING WORDS WITH DEFINITIONS: 1. To place close together, especially in order to compare or contrast 2. A great lack of energy; inactivity due to laziness 3. Able to be interpreted in more than one way; not clear 4. Without sense or meaning; foolish 5. A person opposed to established ideas or beliefs, especially in politics or religion 6. To decorate; beautify by adding details 7. To support financially; provide a grant or contribution 8. To spend or waste a little at a time 9. Unintentional; accidental 10. Happening now and then; occasional Juxtapose Lethargy Ambiguous Inane Dissident Embellish Subsidize Fritter Inadvertent Sporadic avs-10


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