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1 VOCABULARY For the High School Student HAROLD LEVINE WORD POWER

2 GROUP 5

3 1. CAPSIZE Verb Overturn; upset When Sam’s canoe capsized, I swam over to help him turn it right side up.

4 2.CONTEND Verb Compete; vie; take part in a contest; fight; struggle Every spring some baseball writers try to predict which two teams will contend in the next World Series. Argue; maintain as true; assert Don’t argue with the umpire. If she says you are out, it’s no use contending you are safe. CONTENTIOUS Adjective Quarrelsome; belligerent

5 3.DECEASE Noun Death; demise Shortly after President Kennedy’s decease, Vice President Johnson was sworn in as the new Chief Executive.

6 4.DIN Noun Loud noise; uproar; clamor; racket I couldn’t hear what you were saying because the jet plane that was passing made such a din.

7 5.DISTINGUISH Verb Tell apart; differentiate; recognize The twins are so alike that it is hard to distinguish one from the other.

8 6.DIVULGE Verb Make known; reveal; disclose Yesterday our teacher read us a composition without divulging the name of the writer.

9 7.DROUGHT Noun Long period of dry weather; lack of rain; dryness While some regions are suffering from drought, others are experiencing heavy rains and floods

10 8.FAMISH Verb Starve; suffer from extreme hunger; make extremely hungry. The missing hikers were famished when we found them; they had not eaten for more than twelve hours.

11 9.ILLUMINATE Verb Light up; lighten; brighten The bright morning sun illuminated the room; there was no need for the lights to be on.

12 10. INAUDIBLE Adjective Incapable of being heard; not audible The only part of your answer I could hear was the first word; the rest was inaudible.

13 11.INCENSE Verb Make extremely angry; enrage; madden; infuriate Some of the members were so incensed by the way Ruth opened the meeting that they walked right out.

14 12.INUNDATE Verb Flood; swamp; deluge The rainstorm inundated a number of streets in low- lying areas.

15 13.JEOPARDY Noun Danger; peril If you are late for the employment interview, your chance of getting the job will be in serious jeopardy. JEOPARDIZE Verb Endanger; imperil

16 14.MAGNIFY Verb Cause to be or look larger; enlarge; amplify; exaggerate The bacteria shown in your textbook have been greatly magnified; their actual size is considerably smaller.

17 15.MUNICIPAL Adjective Of a city or town “Your mother works for the city? How interesting! My father is also a municipal employee.”

18 16.PUNCTURE Verb Make a hole with a pointed object; pierce; perforate Our neighbor swept a nail off his curb, and later it punctured one of his own tires.

19 17.RUMMAGE Verb Search thoroughly by turning over all the contents; ransack Someone must have rummaged my desk; everything in it is in disorder.

20 18.SIMULTANEOUSLY Adverb At the same time; concurrently; together The twins began school simultaneously, but they did not graduate at the same time.

21 19.SUBSEQUENTLY Adverb Later; afterward; next When I first saw the dress, it was $49.95; subsequently it was reduced to $29.95; now it is on sale for $19.95.

22 20.SURVIVE Verb Live longer than; outlive; outlast After landing at Plymouth, the Pilgrims suffered greatly; about half of them failed to survive the first winter.

23 21.TRAVERSE Verb Pass across, over, or through; cross The Trans- Siberian Railroad, completed in1905, traverses the Asian continent.

24 22.VELOCITY Noun Speed; swiftness; celerity; rapidity Do you know that light travels at a velocity of 186,000 miles a second?

25 SENTENCE COMPLETION

26 1. If that beached whale is to ***, we must get him back into the water. 2. At its maximum ***, the express train can *** the entire state in less than two hours. 3. Though she has a strong voice, her words were almost ***d by the *** of the chanting crowd. 4. While Sal ***d the attic, I *** searched the basement, but we failed to find the old comic books.

27 5. After the boat ***d, we had to *** with the strong current as we swam shoreward. 6. The *** employees were ***d when the Mayor refused to raise their salaries. 7. The doctor’s *** put the health of the community in *** because no other physician was willing to practice in that remote area.

28 8. I know the Bakers well, but in their Halloween costumes I could not *** them from the other guests. 9. Driving is difficult on a moonless night when there are no street lights to *** the road. 10. The candidate attempted to *** his achievements, but his exaggeration were ***d by the reporter’s sharp questioning.

29 1. CAPSIZE 2. CONTEND 3. DECEASE 4. DIN 5. DISTINGUISH 6. DIVULGE 7. DROUGHT 8. FAMISH 9. ILLUMINATE 10. INAUDIBLE 11. INCENSE 12. SUBSEQUENTLY 13. SURVIVE 14. TRAVERSE 15. VELOCITY 16. INUNDATE 17. JEOPARDY 18. MAGNIFY 19. MUNICIPAL 20. PUNCTURE 21. RUMMAGE 22. SIMULTANEOUSLY


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