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1 ****Words to Know**** By: Macalah Lenahan & Amber Baker

2 Robust Adjective Strong and healthy; vigorous: the Caplans are a robust, healthy lot. (of and object) sturdy in construction: a robust metal cabinet (of a process, system, organization, etc.) able to withstand or overcome adverse conditions: California's robust property market Uncompromising and forceful: the country’s decision to bow to UN pressure was preceded by a robust defense of its policies: he took quite a robust view of my case. (of wine or food) strong and rich in flavor

3 Wary Adjective Feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems: dogs that have been mistreated often remain wary of strangers: a wary look

4 Pending Adjective Awaiting decisions or settlement: nine cases were still pending About to happen; imminent: with a presidential election pending, it would be wrong to force the changes through now: the pending disaster Preposition – Until (something) happens or takes place: they were released on bail pending an appeal

5 Lavish Adjective Sumptuously rich, elaborate, or luxurious: a lavish banquet (of a person) very generous or extravagant: he was lavish with his hospitality Spent or given in profusion: lavish praise

6 Anonymous Adjective (of a person) not identified by name; of unknown name: the anonymous author of Beowulf: the donor’s wish to remain anonymous: an anonymous phone call Having no outstanding, individual, or unusual features; unremarkable or impersonal: the anonymous black car waiting to take him to the airport: a faceless, anonymous group (postpositive) used in names of support groups for addicts of a substance or behavior to indicate the confidentiality maintained among members of the group: Alcoholics Anonymous: Debtors Anonymous

7 Maternal Adjective Of or relating to a mother, esp. during pregnancy or shortly after childbirth: maternal age: maternal care Related through the mother’s side of the family: my maternal grandfather Denoting feelings associated with or typical of a mother; motherly: maternal instincts

8 Dismal Adjective Depressing; dreary: the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening. (of a person or mood) gloomy: his dismal mood was not dispelled by finding the house empty Informal pitifully or disgracefully bad: he shuddered as he watched his team’s dismal performance

9 Emblem Noun A heraldic device or symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family: America’s national emblem, the bald eagle. (emblem of) a thing serving as a symbolic representation of a particular quality or concept: our child would be a dazzling emblem of our love

10 Momentum Noun Physics the quantity of motion of a moving body, measured as a product of its mass and velocity The impetus gained by a moving object: the vehicle gained momentum as the road dipped – The impetus and driving force gained by the development of a process or course of events: the investigation gathered momentum in the spring.

11 Haggle Verb Dispute or bargain persistently, esp. over the cost of something: the two sides are haggling over television rights

12 Gratified Verb Give (someone) pleasure or satisfaction: I was gratified to see the coverage in May’s issue: the results were gratifying

13 Adjacent Adjective Next to or adjoining something else: adjacent rooms: the area adjacent to the fire station Geometry (of angles) having a common vertex and a common side

14 Hilarious Adjective Extremely amusing: a hilarious dialogue from characters we never meet again Boisterously merry: an old man was in hilarious conversation with three young men

15 Mortified Verb Cause (someone)to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated: she was mortified to see her wrinkles in the mirror: she refused to accept this mortifying disgrace Subdue (the body or its needs and desires) by self-denial or discipline: return to heaven by mortifying the flesh

16 Corrupt Adjective Having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain: unscrupulous logging companies assisted by corrupt officials. – evil or morally depraved: the play can do no harm since its audience is already corrupt. – archaic (of organic or inorganic matter) in a state of decay; rotten or putrid: a corrupt and rotting corpse. (of a text or a computer database or program) made unreliable by errors or alterations.


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