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Improving Vocabulary Skills. Chapter 26 . 1. c ondone (verb) - ___________ I cannot condone Barb’s smoking in public. It threatens other people’s health. c ondone means :. to excuse to recall C. to punish. 2 . contemplate (verb) - ___________

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Improving vocabulary skills

Improving Vocabulary Skills

Chapter 26


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1. condone (verb) - ___________

I cannot condone Barb’s smoking in public. It threatens other people’s health.

condone means:

  • to excuse

  • to recall

  • C. to punish


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2. contemplate (verb) - ___________

Because Ben hadn’t studied for the test, he contemplated cheating. He quickly realized, however, that the eagle-eyed teacher would spot him.

contemplatemeans:

  • to consider

  • to pretend

  • C. to avoid


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3. feasible (adj.) - ___________

It isn’t feasible for me to work full time and keep the house clean unless someone helps me with the cleaning chores.

feasible means:

  • wrong

  • legal

  • C. possible


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4. feign (verb) - ___________

Since I had heard about my surprise party, I had to feign shock when everyone yelled, “Surprise!”

feign means:

  • to wish for

  • to prove

  • C. to fake


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5. fiscal (adj.) - ___________

The gift shop closed because of fiscal problems. It simply didn’t make enough money to cover costs.

fiscalmeans:

  • emotional

  • financial

  • C. unfair


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6. furtive (adj.) - ___________

According to experts, teenagers who are furtive about where they are going and with whom may be involved with drugs.

furtive means:

  • secret

  • dependable

  • C. serious


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7. gape(verb) - ___________

Because drivers slowed down to gape at an accident in the southbound lanes, northbound traffic was backed up for miles.

gape means:

  • to yell

  • to appreciate

  • C. to stare


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8. pathetic (adj.) - ___________

Health care in some areas of the world is pathetic. People are dying of diseases that are easily treatable with modern medicine.

pathetic means:

  • ordinary

  • miserable

  • C. expensive


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9. precedent (noun) - ___________

When Jean’s employer gave her three months off after her baby was born, a precedent was set for any other woman in the firm who became pregnant.

precedent means:

  • a question

  • a delay

  • C. a model


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10. punitive (adj.) - ___________

Many parents find that reward is a better basis for teaching children than punitive action is.

punitive means:

  • punishing

  • forgiving

  • C. uneven


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