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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

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


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

  • Verb

  • Make worse; worsen; intensify

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


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

  • Adjective

  • Noticeable; easily seen; prominent; striking

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


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

  • 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

  • noun

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

  • Some New England tribes used beads as currency.


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • adjective

  • Spotless; without a stain; absolutely clean; unblemished

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


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

  • Adjective

  • Small; tiny

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


15. QUINTET

  • noun

  • Group of five

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


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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Noun

  • Strength; vigor; endurance

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


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


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


  • 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 ***.


  • 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 ***.


  • 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

  • ABATE

  • ACCORD

  • AGGRAVATE

  • BELLIGERENT

  • CONSPICUOUS

  • CRAFT

  • CRAVEN

  • CURRENCY

  • DETER

  • DUPLICATE

  • FICTITIOUS

  • IMMACULATE

  • INTERVENE

  • MINIATURE

  • QUINTET

  • RECONCILE

  • RURAL

  • SECURITY

  • STAMINA

  • VOLITION


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