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VOCABULARY For the High School Student HAROLD LEVINE WORD POWER
1. CAPSIZE Verb Overturn; upset When Sam’s canoe capsized, I swam over to help him turn it right side up.
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
3.DECEASE Noun Death; demise Shortly after President Kennedy’s decease, Vice President Johnson was sworn in as the new Chief Executive.
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.
5.DISTINGUISH Verb Tell apart; differentiate; recognize The twins are so alike that it is hard to distinguish one from the other.
6.DIVULGE Verb Make known; reveal; disclose Yesterday our teacher read us a composition without divulging the name of the writer.
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
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.
9.ILLUMINATE Verb Light up; lighten; brighten The bright morning sun illuminated the room; there was no need for the lights to be on.
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.
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.
12.INUNDATE Verb Flood; swamp; deluge The rainstorm inundated a number of streets in low- lying areas.
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
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.
15.MUNICIPAL Adjective Of a city or town “Your mother works for the city? How interesting! My father is also a municipal employee.”
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.
17.RUMMAGE Verb Search thoroughly by turning over all the contents; ransack Someone must have rummaged my desk; everything in it is in disorder.
18.SIMULTANEOUSLY Adverb At the same time; concurrently; together The twins began school simultaneously, but they did not graduate at the same time.
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.
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.
21.TRAVERSE Verb Pass across, over, or through; cross The Trans- Siberian Railroad, completed in1905, traverses the Asian continent.
22.VELOCITY Noun Speed; swiftness; celerity; rapidity Do you know that light travels at a velocity of 186,000 miles a second?
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.
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.
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.