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2 Word: adept Definition: highly skilled; expert Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivatives: adeptly,adeptnessLink: acceptSentence: Please accept that you are adept at surfing!
3 Word: encompass Definition: to include; contain Part of Speech: verb Link:Derivatives: encompasses,encompassed, encompassingSentence: My babies were so cute when they decided to encompass each other with a hug to hide the fact that they made a mess.
4 Word: entrepreneurDefinition: a person who organizes, manages, and takes the risk of a business undertakingPart of Speech: nounDerivative: entrepreneursLink:Sentence: It’s not enough that Donald Trump, the entrepreneur, has made millions in real estate, now he has the number one show, “The Apprentice.”
5 Word: eradicate Definition: to get rid of altogether; wipe out Part of Speech: verbDerivatives: eradicates,eradicated, eradicatingLink: quickly ateSentence: To eradicate the evidence of the piece of pie I took from my brother, I quickly ate it before he came back.
6 Word: homogeneous Definition: made up of similar or identical parts; uniformthroughoutPart of Speech: adjectiveDerivatives: homogeneously,homogeneousnessSentence: Wouldn’t it have beenamazing if we had identical geniusesof Albert Einstein? That would havebeen some homogeneous miracle!Link: genius
7 Word: presumptuous Definition: too bold; overly confident Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivatives: presumptuously,presumptuousnessLink:Sentence: Some people are presumptuous and think that blindness also means deafness and people talk louder to you just because you are blind.
8 Word: sordid Definition: indecent; morally low; corrupt Part of Speech: adjectiveDerivatives: sordidly,sordidnessLink:Sentence: Some people think the camera phones are sordid because people take pictures without permission and can use them for blackmail purposes.
9 Word: standardize Definition: to make uniform; cause to conform to a modelPart of Speech: verbDerivatives: standardizes,standardized, standardizingLink: standardizethe franchiseSentence: We decided to standardize the franchise by making all our stores identical down to the last detail.
10 Word: stint Definition: a period of work or service Part of Speech: nounDerivative: stintsLink: stint of serviceSentence: The Desert Seals had two months left of their stint of service when this photo was taken.
11 Word: stringent Definition: strictly controlled or enforced; strict; severePart of Speech: adjectiveLink: drillsergeantDerivative: stringentlySentence: The drill sergeant had very stringent rules that were followed or else.