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Vocabulary. List #12. 1. articulate . Definition e xpress Sentence Learning how to articulate a question is an important skill. Examples a rticulate your feelings a rticulate an idea. 2. subsistence. Definition m eager, inadequate Sentence

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vocabulary

Vocabulary

List #12

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1. articulate
  • Definition
  • express
  • Sentence
  • Learning how to articulate a question is an important skill.
  • Examples
  • articulate your feelings
  • articulate an idea
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2. subsistence
  • Definition
  • meager, inadequate
  • Sentence
  • After years of begging and bare subsistence followed until he died.
  • Examples
  • subsistence income
  • subsistence farming
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3. valor
  • Definition
  • bravery
  • Sentence
  • The veteran received a medal of valor.
  • Examples
  • a hero’s valor
  • an act of valor
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4. archives
  • Definition
  • a place where records are kept
  • Sentence
  • The encyclopedia is an archive of world history.
  • Examples
  • search through archives
  • archive of one’s memory
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5. chic
  • Definition
  • stylish
  • Sentence
  • Black-rimmed glasses bring some geek chic to your outfit.
  • Examples
  • chic wardrobe
  • chic designs
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6. contingent
  • Definition
  • depending on something
  • Sentence
  • Our plans are contingent on the weather.
  • Examples
  • contingent response
  • loan is contingent on payback
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7. cynical
  • Definition
  • distrusting
  • Sentence
  • It would be easy to dismiss the idea as a cynical marketing ploy.
  • Examples
  • cynical doubter
  • cynical motives
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8. divine
  • Definition
  • having to do with God
  • Sentence
  • Sundays are devoted strictly to divine worship.
  • Examples
  • divine guidance
  • divine intervention
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9. grandeur
  • Definition
  • richness
  • Sentence
  • Only traces of that grandeur are still evident in the remodeled historical building.
  • Examples
  • grandeur of a castle
  • grandeur of the Rocky Mountains
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10. itinerant
  • Definition
  • wandering
  • Sentence
  • Many churches today have itinerant preachers.
  • Examples
  • itinerant peddler
  • itinerant farm hand
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11. mutilate
  • Definition
  • disable seriously
  • Sentence
  • Vandals mutilated the painting.
  • Examples
  • mutilate an enemy
  • mutilate the library book
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12. relevant
  • Definition
  • related and appropriate
  • Sentence
  • The emails were not relevant to the problem at hand.
  • Examples
  • a relevant question
  • a relevant assignment
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13. alcove
  • Definition
  • small room off a large one
  • Sentence
  • My washing machine and drying sit in a shallow alcove.
  • Examples
  • hid in an alcove
  • a dining alcove
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14. array
  • Definition
  • orderly formation
  • Sentence
  • Mustaches, like snowflakes, come in an endless array of shapes and sizes.
  • Examples
  • an array of cars
  • an array of colors
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15. beguile
  • Definition
  • deceive
  • Sentence
  • Super conductors will continue to beguile the scientific world.
  • Examples
  • beguile the public
  • beguiled of money
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16. chivalry
  • Definition
  • excellent manners
  • Sentence
  • Even in war, there are times when chivalry prevails.
  • Examples
  • chivalry of a knight
  • he lacked chivalry
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17. contrite
  • Definition
  • sincerely sorry
  • Sentence
  • After inmates submit and act contrite, they are often again treated kindly.
  • Examples
  • a contrite heart
  • a contrite sinner
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18. doldrums
  • Definition
  • down feelings
  • Sentence
  • August is a time of doldrums for many enterprises.
  • Examples
  • suffering from doldrums
  • winter doldrums
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19. employ
  • Definition
  • use
  • Sentence
  • I employ all my energies in writing.
  • Examples
  • employ ten men
  • employ a hammer
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20. incite
  • Definition
  • move to action
  • Sentence
  • All facets of history should be discussed, once they don’t incite hatred or violence.
  • Examples
  • incite a crowd
  • incite panic
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