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504 Vocabulary Lesson 3 & 4. April 2 , 2013. Typical ( adj ): usual, common. They look like the typical American tourists: bad clothes, cameras worn like jewelry, pointing at everything and being too loud. Minimum ( adj ): the least possible amount of something.

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Typical adj usual common
Typical (adj): usual, common

  • They look like the typical American tourists: bad clothes, cameras worn like jewelry, pointing at everything and being too loud.


Minimum adj the least possible amount of something
Minimum (adj): the least possible amount of something

  • Studies show that adults need a minimum of six hours of sleep every night.


Scarce adj hard to find rare
Scarce (adj): hard to find; rare

  • Water is very scarce in the desert.


Annual adj once a year something happens yearly or lasts for a year
Annual (adj): once a year; something happens yearly or lasts for a year.

  • Last week, ESLI students went on our annual trip to Six Flags.


Persuade v to make someone decide to do something by giving good reasons
Persuade (v): to make someone decide to do something by giving good reasons

  • Can you persuade him to stop being a bachelor and get married?

I persuade

You persuade

He persuades

I persuaded

You persuaded

She persuaded


Essential adj necessary very important
Essential ( giving good reasonsadj): necessary; very important

  • The essential items in a cake are flour, eggs, and butter.


Blend v to mix together thoroughly
Blend (v): to mix together thoroughly giving good reasons

  • When making a cake, it is essential to blend everything very well.


Visible adj able to be seen
Visible ( giving good reasonsadj): able to be seen

  • You need a very powerful microscope to make germs visible.


Expensive adj costly very high priced
Expensive ( giving good reasonsadj): costly, very high-priced

  • Because diamonds are scarce, they are very expensive.


Talent n natural ability
Talent (n): natural ability giving good reasons

  • She has great talent at playing the piano.


Devise v think out plan invent
Devise (v): think out; plan; invent giving good reasons

  • He devised a way to make tiny germs visible.


Wholesale adj in large quantity less than retail price
Wholesale ( giving good reasonsadj): in large quantity; less than retail price.

  • It is wise to buy things for your house wholesale, because you save money.

  • No one likes the wholesale slaughter of innocent people.


Vapor n moisture in the air that can be seen mist or fog
Vapor (n): moisture in the air that can be seen; mist or fog.

  • Clouds are just large collections of water vapor in the air.


Eliminate v get rid of remove omit
Eliminate (v): get rid of; remove; omit fog.

  • Teachers do all they can to eliminate cheating.

I eliminate

You eliminate

She/he eliminates

I eliminated

You eliminated

He/she eliminated


Villain n a very wicked person a bad guy
Villain (n): a very wicked person; a bad guy fog.

  • Snidely Whiplash is a cartoon villain that many people recognize.


Dense adj closely packed together thick
Dense ( fog.adj): closely packed together; thick

  • Dense fog made it hard to see very far ahead.

  • The dense crowd was almost impossible to move through.


Utilize v to make use of something
Utilize (v): to make use of something fog.

  • The gardener was eager to utilize new flowers so he could make a dense garden.


Humid adj moist damp
Humid ( fog.adj): moist; damp

  • There was so much water vapor in the air outside that our classroom felt humid and uncomfortable.


Theory n explanation based on thought observation or reasoning
Theory (n): explanation based on thought, observation, or reasoning

  • No one has ever come up with a good theory to explain the beginnings of writing.


Descend v to go down or come down from a higher place to a lower one
Descend (v): to go down or come down from a higher place to a lower one.

  • The plane descended quickly to escape the dense clouds.


Circulate v to go around move from place to place or person to person
Circulate (v): to go around, move from place to place or person to person.

  • Fans help circulate the air in a hot room.


Enormous adj extremely large huge
Enormous ( person to person.adj): extremely large; huge

  • The gallant knight drew his shining sword and killed the enormous dragon.


Predict v to guess or tell beforehand
Predict (v): to guess or tell beforehand person to person.

  • Weathermen can predict the weather correctly most of the time.


Vanish v disappear disappear suddenly
Vanish (v): disappear; disappear suddenly. person to person.

  • The wicked witch vanished suddenly in a puff of smoke.


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