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
[When rob lost his job he became abate from watching television all day]
[John’s high opinion of himself was unabated when his grades lowered - he remained self-confident.]
[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..]
[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.]
[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!]
[If you are in trouble, you should contact the authorities, and they will help you.]
[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.]
[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.]
[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]
Abate, Verb. To become weaker, to decrease
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[My friend was evicted from her home because her mother did not pay the rent.]
[When my aunt and I argue, my brother is always impartial, so we listen to what he has to say.]
[My brother-in-law is very industrious when it comes to his job, which has gotten him many promotions.]
[Sometimes kids infuriate there parents on purpose just because they can!]
When someone says that their disease is epidemic they are saying
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[My sister talking about her hair was irrelevant to my conversation about the Giants.]
[If you don’t put a precise amount of sugar in the cupcake recipe, they will not turn out right.]
[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.]
[ 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!]