Lesson 20- Building and Destroying . deleterious despoil effectual jettison obviate. 6. pinnacle 7. raze 8. stultify 9. surmount 10. wrest. 1. deleterious (adv). Having a harmful effect. Related Words: deleteriously; deleteriousness.
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Related Words: deleteriously; deleteriousness.
Ex: When the pesticide DDT was found to be deleterious to humans, it was removed from the market
Related Word: despoliation
Ex: Alexander the Great’s army despoiled the ancient city of Tyre.
Rel. Word: effectually
Ex: Ms. Sung knew that her methods of encouraging students to do research were effectual.
Ex: After listening to her staff’s objections, the manager jettisoned the marketing plan.
Rel. Word: obviation.
Ex: By careful planning, the operators of the new business obviated many of the difficulties often encountered by young entrpreneurs.
Ex: The pinnacle of achievement for many dramatic actors is to perform the role of Hamlet.
Ex: During WWII, bombs razed many buildings.
Rel. Word: stultification
Ex: Forcing a reluctant piano student to practice may stultify a natural interest in music.
Rel. Word: surmount
Ex: In the poem “Invictus,” William Ernest Hensley wrote of his determination to surmount all difficulties.
Ex: In North America, the British eventually wrested Canada from French control.