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1 Improving Vocabulary Skills Third Edition (Chapter 8) PowerPoint Flashcards
2 Word: attest Definition: to make a statement about something on the basis ofpersonal experience; bear witness;testifyPart of Speech: verbLink: very bestDerivatives: attests, attested,attestingSentence: I can attest that the very best view of the rainbow occurred in that field.
3 Word: attribute Definition: a quality or feature of a person or thing Part of Speech: nounDerivative: attributesLink: super cuteSentence: The best attribute of my rabbit is his super cute nose.
4 Word: discern Definition: to recognize; detect Part of Speech: verb Derivatives: discerns,discerned, discerning,discernmentLink: car burnedSentence: After the car burned, it was hard to discern its previous color.
5 Word: dispatch Definition: to send to a specific place or on specific businessPart of Speech: verbDerivatives: dispatches,dispatched, dispatchingLink: tear gasSentence: The police had to dispatch tear gas to stop the riot.
6 Word: enhance Definition: to improve Part of Speech: verb Derivatives: enhances,enhanced, enhancingLink: romanceSentence: The sunset will enhance the beauty and romance of the evening.
7 Word: enigma Definition: a mystery or a puzzle Part of Speech: noun Derivative: enigmasLink: OliviaSentence: Tattoos are an enigma to some people, but not to Olivia.
8 Word: exemplify Definition: to be an example of; represent; be typical ofPart of Speech: verbDerivatives: exemplifies,exemplified, exemplifyingLink: large black flySentence: The large black fly will exemplify how annoying an insect can be.
9 Word: mobile Definition: moving or able to move from place to place Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivatives: mobilityLink: dribbleSentence: The player has to be mobile if he is going to dribble the ball down court.
10 Word: nocturnal Definition: of, about, or happening in the night; active at nightPart of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: nocturnallyLink: night journalSentence: I am definitely nocturnal. I stay up half the night writing in my journal.
11 Word: orient Definition: to determine one’s location or direction; to locatein relation to a direction (east,west, etc.)Part of Speech: verbDerivatives: orients, oriented,orientingLink: he wentSentence: The dizzy man needs to orient himself because he does not know which way he went.