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Wordly wise lesson #1 by Nicole Stultz Click on the pool ball to start!. abate. Verb. To become weaker, to decrease [When rob lost his job he became abate from watching television all day] Unabated - adjective . Showing no sign of weakening; showing no decrease

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abate
abate
  • Verb. To become weaker, to decrease

[When rob lost his job he became abate from watching television all day]

  • Unabated- adjective. Showing no sign of weakening; showing no decrease

[John’s high opinion of himself was unabated when his grades lowered - he remained self-confident.]

acknowledge
Acknowledge
  • Verb- To admit the existence of.

[She acknowledged that she was hiding a secret from me after I bothered her for a long time, but she wouldn’t tell it to me.]

2. To express recognition or thanks for.

[We acknowledged Martin Luther King, Jr.’s, speech with loud applause..]

agent
agent
  • Noun- A person who acts or does business for another

[We didn’t know the laws about selling our house, so our real estate agent helped us.]

2. Something that brings about a result.

[Vinegar is a chemical agent that reacts violently with baking soda.]

authority
authority
  • Noun- The right to give orders, make decisions, or take action.

[Teachers have authority over students because teachers are generally older, wiser, and better-informed than students.]

2. An expert source of information.

[Mr. T is an authority on vocabulary; he seems to know every word ever!]

  • Authorities, noun- A group of people who have the right to enforce laws.

[If you are in trouble, you should contact the authorities, and they will help you.]

devastate
devastate
  • Verb- To ruin or destroy completely.

[Hurricane Charley devastated Florida, causing millions of dollars in damage.]

Devastating,adjective- causing destruction.

[Hurricane Charley was a devastating storm.]

Devastation,noun- great destruction.

[Hurricane Charley caused massive devastation.]

epidemic
epidemic
  • Noun- the rapid spreading of a disease to many people at one time

[The swine flu is a world-wide epidemic.]

Adjective. Spreading rapidly as a disease over wide area.

[Technology’s epidemic spread has brought cell phones to people who don’t even have running water.]

estimate
estimate
  • Noun- A number that is not exact; a careful guess.

[the estimate times that people eat spiders is three times a year.] (eww)

Verb- to figure out roughly; to make an approximate calculation.

[it hakes approximately 20 minuets to get to the Monmouth mall]

chose the correct answer to go to the next slide
Chose the correct answer to go to the next slide
  • When something abates it increases (don’t go back to the slide)

True false

sorry your answer is incorrect
Sorry your answer is incorrect
  • The answer is false

Abate, Verb. To become weaker, to decrease

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you are correct
You are correct
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evict
evict
  • Verb- to force out of property by taking legal action.

[My friend was evicted from her home because her mother did not pay the rent.]

impartial
Impartial
  • Adjective- not favoring one side more than another.

[When my aunt and I argue, my brother is always impartial, so we listen to what he has to say.]

industrious
industrious
  • Adjective- hard working; not lazy

[My brother-in-law is very industrious when it comes to his job, which has gotten him many promotions.]

infuriate
infuriate
  • Verb- to make very angry.

[Sometimes kids infuriate there parents on purpose just because they can!]

ahh!

pop question
POP QUESTION!!!

When someone says that their disease is epidemic they are saying

  • The disease is very uncommon
  • They are contagious
  • The disease is commonly spread
  • None of the above
sorry that is in correct
Sorry that is in correct

click the arrow and try again

your answer is correct
Your answer is correct

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irrelevant
irrelevant
  • Adjective- having nothing to do with the subject

[My sister talking about her hair was irrelevant to my conversation about the Giants.]

precise
precise
  • Adjective- exact; accurate.

[If you don’t put a precise amount of sugar in the cupcake recipe, they will not turn out right.]

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sham
  • Noun-something fake or false.

[The girl’s claim that she’d won the lottery was a sham.]

adjective-not genuine; fake.

[The ring was only $7.00 because it had sham diamonds.]

Verb- To pretend.

I shammed being sick so that I could stay home from school today.]

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trek
  • Noun- a long, slow, and, difficult journey.

[ Our trek through the dessert was life- threatening.]

Verb- To travel slowly and with difficulty.

[ When we trekked to Florida, it took forever and was really hard!]

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