3 1. ADJOURNVerbClose a meeting; suspend the business of a meeting; disband; recessWhen we visited Washington D.C., Congress was not in session; it had adjourned for the Thanksgiving weekend.
4 2. ASTUTE Adjective Shrewd; wise, perspicacious; sagacious Marie was the only one to solve the riddle; she is a very astute thinker.Crafty; cunning; sly; wilyAn astute Greek tricked the Trojans into opening the gates of Troy.
5 3. CENSURENounAct of blaming; expression of disapproval; hostile criticism; rebuke; reprimandBill was about to reach for a third slice of cake but was stopped by a look of censure in Mother’s eyes.
6 4. DEMOLISH Verb Tear down; destroy; raze; smash; wreck It took several days for the wrecking crew to demolish the old building.DEMOLITIONNoundestruction
7 5. DISCHARGEVerbUnloadAfter discharging its cargo, the ship will go into dry dock for repairs.Dismiss, fireOne employee was discharged.
8 6. DISSENT Verb Differ in opinion; disagree; object There was nearly complete agreement on Peter’s proposal. Linda and Alicia were the only ones who dissented.DISSENSIONNoundiscord; conflict; strife
9 7. EQUITABLEAdjectiveFair to all concerned; just; impartial; objective; unbiasedThe only equitable way for the three to share the $600 profit is for each to receive $200.INEQUITABLENounUnfair; unjust
10 8. EXONERATEVerbFree from blame; clear from accusation; acquit; absolveThe other driver exonerated Isabel of any responsibility for the accident.
11 Composed or spoken without preparation; offhand; impromptu; improvised 9. EXTEMPORANEOUSAdjectiveComposed or spoken without preparation; offhand; impromptu; improvisedIt was obvious that the speaker’s talk was memorized, though she tried to make it seem extemporaneous.
12 10. EXTRICATEVerbFree from difficulties; disentangle; disencumber; releaseIf you let your assignments pile up, you may get into a situation from which you will not be able to extricate yourself.
13 11. FORFEITVerbLose or have to give up as a penalty for some error, neglect, or fault; sacrificeOne customer gave a $150 deposit on an order of slipcovers. When they were delivered, she decided she didn’t want them. Of course, she forfeited her deposit.
14 12. ILLEGIBLEAdjectiveNot able to be read; very hard to read; not legible; undecipherableIt is fortunate that Roger does his reports on a word processor because his handwriting is illegible.LEGIBLEEasy to read; readable
15 13. INADVERTENTLYAdverbNot done on purpose; unintentionally; thoughtlessly; accidentally; carelesslyI finally found my glasses on the windowsill. I must have left them there inadvertently.
16 14. INAPPROPRIATE Adjective Not fitting; unsuitable; unbecoming; not appropriate; improperSince I was the one who nominated Bruce, it would be inappropriate for me to vote for another candidate.APPROPRIATEFitting; proper
17 15. LUCRATIVEAdjectiveMoney-making; profitable; advantageous; remunerativeThis year’s school dance was not so lucrative; we made only $70 compare to $240 last year.
18 Disagree; object; differ in opinion Sacrifice Improper; unsuitable Lucrative; inappropriate; inadvertently; illegible; forfeit; extricate; extemporaneous; exonerate; equitable; dissent; discharge; demolish; censure; astute; adjournMaking-moneyAcquit; absolveDisagree; object; differ in opinionSacrificeImproper; unsuitableNot done on purposeFree from difficultiesNot able to be readImpromptu; improvisedImpartial; unbiasedWise; sagaciousRazeHostile criticismRecess; disbandunload
19 1. PERMANENT Adjective Lasting; enduring; intended to last; stable Write to me at my temporary address, the Gateway Hotel. As soon as I find an apartment, I shall notify you of my permanent address.
20 2. PROHIBIT Verb Forbid; ban; enjoin; interdict The library’s regulations prohibit the borrowing of reference books.PROHIBITIONNounBan; taboo; interdiction
21 3. PUNCTUAL Adjective On time; prompt; timely Be punctual. If you are late, we shall have to depart without you.PUNCTUALITYNounpromptness
22 4. REBUKEVerbExpress disapproval of; criticize sharply; censure severely; reprimand; reproveOur coach rebuked the two players who were late for practice, but praised the rest of the team for their punctuality.
23 5. TRANSIENTAdjectiveNot lasting; passing soon; fleeting; short-lived; momentary; ephemeral; transitoryIt rained all day upstate, but down here we had only a transient shower; it was over in minutes.TRANSIENTNounGuest staying for only a short timeThe hotel’s customers are mainly transients; only a few are permanent guests.
25 It is wrong to. Sam only, with not one word of It is wrong to *** Sam only, with not one word of *** for the three others who are equally blameworthy.As it was getting late, Lucy made a motion to *** the meeting.A boxer who deliberately uses tactics that the rules of the ring *** will almost surely *** the bout.A letter with a(n) *** address is undeliverable.
26 The complex has eighty unfurnished apartments to lease to The complex has eighty unfurnished apartments to lease to *** tenants and four furnished ones to accommodate *** families.Has the company agreed not to *** toxic wastes into the river?Those who *** say they will not support the proposed settlement unless it is made more ***.
27 Her remarks were not ***; they had been prepared in advance. The corporation’s *** new line of breakfast cereals should enable it to *** itself from its financial difficulties.Martha dashed out, *** leaving her keys behind.
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