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2 Word: blatant Definition: very obvious, often offensively so Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivative: blatantlyLink: Ray meantSentence: Ray meant to show a blatant disregard for the “ No Smoking” sign as he puffed on his cigar.
3 Word: blight Definition: something that weakens , damages, or destroys Part of Speech: nounDerivative: blightsLink: frightSentence: These plants are a fright because of blight which is ruining them.
4 Word: contrive Definition: to plan cleverly; think up Part of Speech: verbDerivatives: contrives,contrived, contrivingLink: arriveSentence: He will contrive to pay all of his debts by the time this date arrives. He plans to keep track of everything he buys.
5 Word: garble Definition: to mix up or confuse (as a story or a message); scramblePart of Speech: verbDerivatives: garbles,garbled, garblingLink: marbleSentence: I am afraid that I will garble the message about the marble because my brain is scrambled after ten hours on the computer.
6 Word: gaunt Definition: thin and bony Part of Speech: adjective Derivative: gauntly, gauntnessLink: Skinny HauntSentence: He was so gaunt that people started to call him “Skinny Haunt.”
7 Word: gloat Definition: to feel or express delight or self-satisfaction,often spitefullyPart of Speech: verbDerivatives: gloats,gloated, gloatingLink: boatSentence: The rich man will gloat when he claims that his boat is the biggest afloat.
8 Word: immaculate Definition: perfectly clean Part of Speech: adjective Derivatives: immaculately,immaculatenessLink: isn’t it?Sentence: It is difficult when one person is immaculate but not their roommate, isn’t it?
9 Word: plagiarism Definition: using someone else’s writings or ideas as one’s ownPart of Speech: nounDerivatives: plagiarize,plagiarized, plagiarizing,plagiarismsLink: CommunismSentence: His report on Communism contained three examples of plagiarism.
10 Word: qualm Definition: an uneasy feeling about how right or proper a particular action isPart of Speech: nounDerivative: qualmsLink: calmSentence: When my brother announced he was getting a pool for under $10, I had qualms. Apparently, my uneasy calm was justified.
11 Word: retaliate Definition: to return an injury for an injury; pay backPart of Speech: verbDerivatives: retaliates,retaliated, retaliatingLink: belly acheSentence: I had to retaliate for the time he gave me a belly ache.