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Visual Vocabulary Ventures. Parts of Speech Categories. Noun: Person, Place, Thing or Idea. Verb: Action, Existence (State) or Occurrence. Adjective: Describes, Modifies or Qualifies (Noun) . Adverb: Describes, Modifies or Qualifies (Verb/Adjective). a _ v e _ _ a _ _. y. r. s. r.

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Parts of Speech Categories

Noun: Person, Place, Thing or Idea

Verb: Action, Existence (State) or Occurrence

Adjective: Describes, Modifies or Qualifies (Noun)

Adverb: Describes, Modifies or Qualifies (Verb/Adjective)

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Adversary (n.)

An opponent or enemy.

The Joker is a notorious adversary of Batman.

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Aplomb (n.)

Self-confidence, especially in a difficult situation; poise; assurance.

The tiny infant defeated the sumo wrestler with great aplomb.

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Apprehensive (adj.)

Anxious or fearful; uneasy.

Knowingwhat awaited in the attic, the boy felt apprehensive.

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Zeal (n.)

Great enthusiasm for or devotion to a cause, idea, or goal.

The lawyers had an unmatched zeal for truth and justice.

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Weather (v.)

To wear away with change, as in color or surface texture, by exposure to the wind, rain, and other conditions of the atmosphere.

The salty ocean air weathered the hull of the ship.

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Waver (v.)

To move unsteadily back and forth.

To hesitate or be unable to make a decision; vacillate.

I often waver when forced to make swift decisions.

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Waft (v.)

To float easily and gently on the air; drift.

The aroma of freshly baked apple pie wafted into my bedroom.

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Vulnerable (adj.)

Capable of being harmed, damaged, or injured.

With no shield, the vulnerable knight ducked with each joust.

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Vigilant (adj.)

Watching out for danger or something that might go wrong; watchful.

The vigilant policeman kept a close eye on the suspicious teens.

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Versatile (adj.)

Having varied uses or functions.

Having a versatile tool like a pocketknife can prolong your life if you get lost in the dark, dreary forest.

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Unsightly (adj.)

Not pleasant to look at; unattractive.

The unsightly ogre horrified the peasants with his frightening face.

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Uncanny (adj.)

Arousing wonder and fear; as if supernatural; eerie.

Mysterious or impossible to explain; strangely out of the ordinary.

Wandering carelessly in the night, I spotted an uncanny creature peering back at me.

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Translucent (adj.)

Allowing light to pass through, but blurring it so that the images cannot be seen clearly.

We quietly observed the beating heart of a translucent frog sleeping on the windowsill.

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Tersely (adv.)

Briefly and to the point; concise; abruptly

“No,” she tersely replied to my wedding proposal.

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Tactic (n.)

An action that is planned to achieve a goal.

With organized tactic, the chess player anticipated his opponent’s final move.

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