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Vocabulary Group 18
casual kazh wuhl Aordinary 1) Happening by chance, 2) happening infrequently, or 3) not serious As a casual sports fan, I am always happy to watch a game, but I am equally okay if I miss some games.
distinct di stingkt Aordinary 1) clear, 2) unique, or 3) notable The distinct silhouette of a sailboat appeared on the horizon, there was no mistaking it for something else.
mediocre mee dee o kuhr Aordinary Ordinary or barely passable With great teachers and strict rules, the caliber of the students at this school has gone from mediocre to above average.
mere mir Aordinary 1) Only or 2) nothing more than When the king died and the prince ascended to the throne, he was still a mere child of nine.
monotonous muh mah tuh nuhs Aordinary Unchanging, especially in sound The monotonous tone of the lecturer’s voice lulled most of the audience to sleep.
peculiar pi kyul yuhr A ordinary 1) odd, 2) different, or 3) unique Her choice of clothes was so peculiar that I could not tell whether she had a unique sense of style or no sense of style.
unique yu neek Aordinary One of a kind This sculpture is so expensive because it is unique; the artist broke the mold after he made this piece.
deceive di seev VTrue/False To mislead by a false appearance or statement The plan was to disguise the destroyer as a freighter in order to deceive the enemy.
genuine jen yuh wuhn ATrue/False Real or true Although the school nurse thought I was faking, the doctor confirmed I had a genuine case of smallpox.
hoax hoks NTrue/False A trick The Piltdown Man was considered a link in the evolutionary chain until it was discovered the evidence was a hoax.
treacherous tre chuh ruhs ATrue/False Deceptive, untrustworthy, or dangerous Since the icy roads can be treacherous, put chains on your tires before you drive to work.