2 1. Degenerate (dĭ-jĕn'ər-āt) - verb IVS: CH TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT:Mr. Freedman's family was called to the nursing home when the old man's condition began to degenerate. It was feared he didn't have long to live.a. to improve b. to remain the same c. to worsen1. Degenerate (dĭ-jĕn'ər-āt) - verbAs implausible as it may sound, Southern Florida sometimes does get snow.a. unbelievable b. acceptable c. valuable2. Implausible (ĭm-plô'zə-bəl) - adjective
3 3. Incoherent (ĭn'kō-hîr'ənt) - adjective If Mitch drinks much more, he'll become completely incoherent. He's already having trouble expressing his thoughts clearly.a. calm b. unclear c. inconvenient4. Intercede (ĭn'tər-sēd') - verbWhen the principal said Harry couldn't play in Friday's football game, the coach interceded, hoping to change the principal's mind.a. To give in to someone b. to plead for someone c. to examine closely
4 5. Intricate (ĭn'trĭ-kĭt) - adjective War and Peace is a long, intricate novel that weaves together the detailed life stories of many individuals.a. simple b. uninteresting c. complicated6. Sanctuary (săngk'choo-ĕr'ē) - nounWhen the houseful of children becomes too noisy, Ned finds the laundry room to be a sanctuary, a place where he can read in quiet.a. a reminder b. a shelter c. a challenge
5 7. Scrutiny (skroot'ən-ē) - noun Before being published, a book comes under the scrutiny of a proofreader, who examines it for grammar and spelling errors.a. attention b. protection c. permission8. Sinister (sĭn'ĭs-tər) - adjectiveIn the movie, a mad scientist thought up the sinister scheme of releasing a deadly virus. His evil plot failed when he died from the virus himself.a. illogical b. evil c. inconsiderate
6 9. Suffice (sə-fīs') - verb The amount of research you've done may suffice for a high-school term paper, but not for a college one.a. to be wasted b. to be adequate c. to be examined10. Vulnerable (vŭl'nər-ə-bəl) - adjectiveBecause they tend to have brittle bones, the elderly are vulnerable to fractures.a. open b. safe c. attracted
7 IVS: CH. 10 - MATCHING WORDS WITH DEFINITIONS: Having many parts arranged in a complicated way; complexIntricateTo be good enoughSufficeTo worsen; deteriorateDegenerateA place or safety, protection, or reliefSanctuaryTo make a request or plead on behalf of someone elseIntercedeOpen to damage or attack; susceptibleVulnerableDifficult to believe; unlikelyImplausibleEvil; wickedSinisterClose inspection; careful examinationScrutinyUnable to speak in an orderly, logical wayIncoherent
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