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Spring Vocabulary #1. March 26, 2012. Obstinate (ob stuh nit). Definition. Sentence Use. Tim is obstinate about one thing: He refuses to go out with his friends until he had completed all of his homework.

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Spring vocabulary 1

SpringVocabulary #1

March 26, 2012


Obstinate ob stuh nit
Obstinate(ob stuh nit)

Definition

Sentence Use

Tim is obstinate about one thing: He refuses to go out with his friends until he had completed all of his homework.

My car is obstinate; it refused to start, even though I had turned the engine a week earlier.

  • Stubborn; hard to control or treat

Part of Speech

  • Adjective

Source: Barron’s


Obstinate ob stuh nit1
Obstinate (ob stuh nit)

  • Picture this:Ob stun eight

Source: Barron’s


Oblivion uh bliv ee un
Oblivion(uh blivee un)

Definition

Sentence Use

The scholar’s careful research discovered a long-lost manuscript by William Shakespeare, thus rescuing it from oblivion.

Very few writers are remembered past their own generation; most fall into oblivion, completely forgotten by both readers and critics.

  • Obscurity; forgetfulness

Part of Speech

  • Noun

Source: Barron’s


Oblivion uh bliv ee un1
Oblivion(uh blivee un)

  • Picture this: Ob live eon

Source: Barron’s


Compile kum pile
Compile(kum pile)

Definition

Sentence Use

Newspapers compile information from many sources in order to give readers a wide view of what is happening in the world.

After every season, the batting average and other statistics for every player in Major League Baseball are compiled.

  • Assemble; gather; accumulate

Part of Speech

  • Verb

Source: Barron’s


Compile kum pile1
Compile(kum pile)

  • Picture this:come pile

Source: Barron’s


Obscure ob skyur
Obscure(ob skyur)

Definition

Sentence Use

The obscure writer wrote twenty books before finally capturing the attention of the reading public.

The meaning of this poem is so obscure that even the best critics disagree about it.

  • Indistinct; not easily understood

Part of Speech

  • Adjective

Source: Barron’s


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Obscure(ob skyur)

  • Picture this:Ob’s Cure

Source: Barron’s


Indifferent in dif ur unt
Indifferent(in dif urunt)

Definition

Sentence Use

Bill is the kind of person who is indifferent to his surroundings; he doesn’t seem to notice whether he’s walking in a beautiful forest or the ugliest section of the city.

The usually excellent actor gave an indifferent performance in the new play.

  • Unmoved; unconcerned by; mediocre

Part of Speech

  • Adjective

Source: Barron’s


Indifferent in dif ur unt1
Indifferent(in dif urunt)

  • Picture this:in different

Source: Barron’s


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