3syndromeDefinition: a number of symptoms occurring together and characterizing a specific disease or conditionSample Sentence: The receptionist was troubled with carpal tunnel syndrome from typing on the computer for long periods of time.
4gazeboDefinition: a small, open building with a roof, typically located in a garden park designed for gazing at the surrounding scenerySample Sentence: Since I didn’t want to get sunburned, I read my book in the gazebo at the park.
5reassure Definition: to restore to confidence Sample Sentence: When Billy lost his favorite video game in his basement, his dad reassured him that it will turn up eventually.
6hesitationDefinition: a pausing or delaying because of uncertainty; indecisionSample Sentence: My hesitation to spend money caused me to miss out on getting the new PS3 game; it’s sold out now.
7shun Definition: To avoid deliberately; keep away from Sample Sentence: The new student was shunned by his peers because he dressed differently than they did.
8stampededDefinition: a confused, headlong rush or flight of a large group of peopleSample Sentence: When the doors to Walmart opened on Black Friday, the customers stampeded into the store looking for great deals.
9betray Definition: to break faith with; fail to meet the hopes of Sample Sentence: Tim betrayed his mother’s trust when he stayed out past curfew.
10relativelyDefinition: in a relative manner; in relation to or compared with something else; not absolutelySample Sentence: The cost of living in rural areas are relatively inexpensive when compared to living in the city.
11rookie Definition: An inexperienced person Sample Sentence: The rookie replaced the injured player at center ice.
12correspondingDefinition: having the same or nearly the same relationship; accompanying anotherSample Sentence: Color is used to indicate wave intensity, red corresponding to strong waves, blue corresponding to weak waves.
13struttedDefinition: to walk with a vain, pompous bearing, as with head erect and chest thrown out, as if expecting to impress observersSample Sentence: The boy strutted down the boulevard with his friends hoping to impress the ladies.
14billowing Definition: To swell out or bulge Sample Sentence: On the warm spring day, the sheets were billowing in the gentle breeze.
15ostracized Definition: To exclude from a group Sample Sentence: The girl was ostracized from her friends when she admitted she didn’t like One Direction.
16gauntletDefinition: 1. A protective glove worn with medieval armor, 2. a challengeSample Sentence: The small dog scurries across the beach through a gauntlet of mature seagulls, dodging frantically whenever one snaps at it, which happens a lot.
18collaborated Definition: to work, one with another; cooperate Sample Sentence: The classmates collaborated on the poster to make sure it would be done on time.
19antics Definition: a playful trick or prank Sample Sentence: After receiving an in school suspension, Billy has since managed to avoid teenage antics in school.
20shenanigans Definition: a mischievous or deceitful trick, practice Sample Sentence: The recession is uncovering many of the shenanigans brought on by the government politicians.
21infamous Definition: having an extremely bad reputation Sample Sentence: There has been talks of the infamous Justin Bieber being deported back to Canada because of his poor antics.
22bluntness Definition: abrupt in address or manner; to the point Sample Sentence: Excuse my bluntness, but this situation is getting out of control.
23genuine Definition: authentic; real Sample Sentence: After Billy’s grandma died, Sam expressed genuine sympathy by bringing the family flowers and a home cooked meal.
24adjournedDefinition: to suspend the meeting to a future time, another place, or indefinitelySample Sentence: Due to a lack of attendance, the meeting was adjourned to the following Wednesday.
25prejudge Definition: to judge beforehand Sample Sentence: Don't prejudge a book or story, but judge it based on your experience with it.
26inoculateDefinition: to implant (a disease agent or antigen) in a person, animal, or plant to produce a disease for study or to stimulate disease resistanceSample Sentence: After a bad outbreak of the flu, the doctor said, “The idea is to inoculate them, and stockpile vaccine to protect the rest of the population.”
27retaliateDefinition: to return like for like, especially evil for evilSample Sentence: After Brendan changed the channel on Emily unexpectedly, Emily retaliated by grabbing the remote and shutting the TV off.
28victor Definition: a winner in any struggle or contest Sample Sentence: After the intense battle, the victor stood on a pedestal, and the crowd cheered and chanted his name.
29seized Definition: to take hold of suddenly or forcibly; grasp Sample Sentence: Once the police noticed the man’s weapon on his waist, they were quick to seize it and take the man into custody.
30tolerate Definition: to endure without repugnance; put up with Sample Sentence: I can tolerate 80 degrees with the windows open, but once it hits 85, I need to turn on the air conditioner.
31contorted Definition: twisted in a violent manner; distorted Sample Sentence: After the serious car accident, the car was contorted and unrecognizable.
32clamored Definition: a loud uproar, as from a crowd of people Sample Sentence: In Among the Hidden, Jen and the other “shadow children” clamored outside the presidents house.
34comaDefinition: a state of prolonged unconsciousness, including a lack of response to stimuliSample Sentence: After the serious accident, George was put in a medically induced coma in hopes his body will be able to recover and heal.
35dominated Definition: to rule over; govern; control Sample Sentence: The Caldwell Chiefs basketball team dominated Cedar Grove on the court, winning the game
36predicamentDefinition: an unpleasantly difficult or dangerous situationSample Sentence: Madison found it was hard to make her friend understand her predicament, skip school so she can study for her test, or go and take the test she didn’t study for.
37antidoteDefinition: a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etcSample Sentence: After my little brother swallowed a cleaning product, the Poison Control hotline told my mom to give him milk as an antidote, which would help him bring up the poison.
38interveneDefinition: to come between disputing people, groups, etc.; intercede; mediateSample Sentence: When Chris and Dave got in a fight in the hallway, the teacher intervened and sent both boys to the principals office.
39paralyzedDefinition: to bring to a condition of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to actSample Sentence: After the diving accident, the man was paralyzed from his waist down and relied on a wheelchair to move around.
40loomingDefinition: a mirage in which objects below the horizon seem to be raised above their true positionsSample Sentence: While we drove to the large city, we could see the enormous buildings looming in the distance.
41palindromeDefinition: a words, lines, verse, number, sentence, etc., reading the same backward as forwardSample Sentence: A nut for a jar of tuna
42amid Definition: in the middle of; surrounded by; among Sample Sentence: My sister snapped pictures of me amid the chaos of my bedroom during spring cleaning.
43slumber Definition: to sleep, especially lightly; doze; drowse Sample Sentence: On our vacation, I feel into a slumber just before arriving at the hotel.
44nemesisDefinition: something that a person cannot conquer, achieve, etcSample Sentence: The biology midterm proved to be my nemesis, despite all my studying, I still got a 73%.
45anticlimacticDefinition: a disappointing or ineffective conclusion to a series of events, etc.Sample Sentence: The boy did not recommend the book to his friend because the story line was anticlimactic.
46transpire Definition: to occur; happen; take place Sample Sentence: The trips that transpired after having won the lottery were amazing!
47encompass Definition: to form a circle about; encircle; surround Sample Sentence: The king built a moat to encompass the castle.
48clinches Definition: to settle (a matter) decisively Sample Sentence: After the New York Yankees clinched the title as World Series Champions, the crowed went bananas.
49redundantDefinition: characterized by verbosity or unnecessary repetition in expressing ideasSample Sentence: The hour long meeting could have been over in 10 minutes since the presenter was quite redundant.