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WORD POWER. VOCABULARY For the High School Student HAROLD LEVINE. WORD POWER YEAH!. GROUP 7. 1. ABATE. verb To become less; decrease; diminish; let up Make less; reduce; moderate The water shortage is abating, but it is still a matter of some concern. Abatement Noun Slackening; letup.

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Word power

WORD POWER

VOCABULARY

For the

High School Student

HAROLD LEVINE


Word power yeah

WORD POWER YEAH!


Group 7

GROUP 7


1 abate

1. ABATE

  • verb

  • To become less; decrease; diminish; let up

  • Make less; reduce; moderate

  • The water shortage is abating, but it is still a matter of some concern.

  • Abatement

    • Noun

    • Slackening; letup


2 accord

2. ACCORD

  • noun

  • Agreement; understanding

  • If both sides to the dispute can be brought to the conference table, perhaps they can come to an accord.

  • Accord

    • Verb

    • Agree; correspond


3 aggravate

3. AGGRAVATE

  • Verb

  • Make worse; worsen; intensify

  • If your sunburn itches, don’t scratch; that will only aggravate it.


4 belligerent

4. BELLIGERENT

  • adjective

  • Fond of fighting; warlike; combative

  • Bert still has a tendency to settle his arguments with his fists. When will he learn that it’s childish to be so belligerent?


5 conspicuous

5. CONSPICUOUS

  • Adjective

  • Noticeable; easily seen; prominent; striking

  • Among Manhattan’s skyscrapers, the World Trade Center was conspicuous for its superior height.


6 craft

6. CRAFT

  • Noun

  • Skill; art; trade

    • The weavers of Oriental rugs are famous for their remarkable craft.

  • Skill or art in a bas sense; guile

    • The Greeks took Troy by craft; they used the trick of the wooden horse.

  • Crafty

    • Adjective

    • Sly; cunning


7 craven

7. CRAVEN

  • adjective

  • Cowardly; dastardly; pusillanimous; gutless

  • Henry Fleming thought he would be a hero, but as the fighting began he fled from the field in craven fear.

  • Craven

    • Noun

    • Coward; dastard


8 currency

8. CURRENCY

  • noun

  • Something in circulation as a medium of exchange; money; coin; bank notes

  • Some New England tribes used beads as currency.


9 deter

9. DETER

  • Verb

  • Turn aside through fear; discourage; hinder; keep back

  • The heavy rain did not deter people from coming to the play. Nearly every seat was occupied.


10 duplicate

10. DUPLICATE

  • noun

  • One of two things exactly alike; copy; reproduction

  • If I had had carbon paper, I could have made a duplicate of my history notes for my friend who was absent.


11 fictitious

11. FICTITIOUS

  • adjective

  • Made up; imaginary; not real

    • In JOHNNY TREMAIN, there are fictitious characters like Johnny and Rab, as well as real ones, like Samuel Adams and Paul Revere.

  • False; pretended; assumed for the purpose of deceiving.

    • The suspect said she lived at 423 Green Street, but she later admitted it was a fictitious address.


12 immaculate

12. IMMACULATE

  • adjective

  • Spotless; without a stain; absolutely clean; unblemished

  • The curtains were spotless; the tablecloth was immaculate too.


13 intervene

13. INTERVENE

  • Verb

  • Occur between; be between; come between

    • More than two months intervene between a President’s election and the day he takes office.

  • Come between to help settle a quarrel; intercede; interfere

    • Ralph is unhappy that I stepped into the dispute between him and his brother. He did not want me to intervene.

  • Intervention

    • Noun

    • Interference; interposition


14 miniature

14. MINIATURE

  • Adjective

  • Small; tiny

  • John has a miniature stapler in her knapsack. It takes up very little room.


15 quintet

15. QUINTET

  • noun

  • Group of five

  • A basketball team, because if has five players, if often call a quintet.


16 reconcile

16. RECONCILE

  • verb

  • Cause to be friends again; restore to friendship or harmony

    • Surprisingly, Alison and Jerry are friends again. I wonder who reconciled them.

  • Settle; resolve

    • We are friends again; we have reconciled our differences.


17 rural

17. RURAL

  • adjective

  • Having to do with the country (as distinguished from the city or town)

  • Six inches of snow fell in the city and up to fourteen inches in the rural areas upstate.


18 security

18. SECURITY

  • Noun

  • Safety; protection

    • Guests are advised to deposit their valuables in the hotel’s vault for greater security.

  • Measures taken to assure protection against attack, crime, sabotage, et cetera

    • Security has been tightened at airports.


19 stamina

19. STAMINA

  • Noun

  • Strength; vigor; endurance

  • Swimming in English Channel is a feat that requires considerable stamina.


20 volition

20.VOLITION

  • Noun

  • Act of willing or choosing; will’ choice

  • Did the employer dismiss him, or did he leave of his own volition?


Sentence completion

SENTENCE COMPLETION


Directions fill each blank with the lesson word that best fits the meaning of the sentence

DIRECTIONS:Fill each blank with the lesson word that best fits the meaning of the sentence.


Word power

  • Only when the United Nations ***d did the two *** nations agree to stop fighting.

  • It is almost certain that the bitter rivals would not have reached a(n) *** of their own ***.

  • Geraldine still lacks the *** to go on a ski trip; her miserable cold has not ***d.

  • Since the assassination attempt, the *** surrounding the prime minister has been particularly ***.


Word power

  • The two singers should *** their differences; they made much better music together than they now do apart.

  • The jazz *** has a drummer, a saxophonist, a bassist, a trumpeter, and a pianist.

  • At auction, the 1856 British Guiana one-penny postage stamp will command a huge price because it has no ***.


Word power

  • The *** of stained glass painting flourished during the thirteenth century.

  • I fear that my intervention will only *** an already difficult situation.

  • Residents of the farming county insist that the construction of a large airport will not *** with the *** life they are determined to preserve.


Group 7 vocabulary for high school students

GROUP 7 – VOCABULARY FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS

  • ABATE

  • ACCORD

  • AGGRAVATE

  • BELLIGERENT

  • CONSPICUOUS

  • CRAFT

  • CRAVEN

  • CURRENCY

  • DETER

  • DUPLICATE

  • FICTITIOUS

  • IMMACULATE

  • INTERVENE

  • MINIATURE

  • QUINTET

  • RECONCILE

  • RURAL

  • SECURITY

  • STAMINA

  • VOLITION


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