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Vocabulary 3-1. 1. Concoction. 1. Concoction. A Mixture/ or Act of devising a plan The witches made a nasty concoction of the ingredients. 2.Anomaly. 2.Anomaly. Something abnormal or different The two headed snake was an anomaly we saw at the circus. 3. Contrite. 3. Contrite.

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1 concoction1
1. Concoction

  • A Mixture/ or

  • Act of devising a plan

    The witches made a nasty concoction of the ingredients.



2 anomaly1
2.Anomaly

  • Something abnormal or different

  • The two headed snake was an anomaly we saw at the circus.



3 contrite1
3. Contrite

  • To be sorry or feel regret for doing something

  • The boy felt contrite for making fun of the little child who fell off his bicycle.



4 excerpt1
4.Excerpt

  • a passage or quotation taken or selected from a book, document, film, or the like; extract.

  • Passage from the original writing

  • The students memorized and recited an excerpt from “The Bible”.



5 servile1
5.Servile

  • Submissive

  • Servant like, giving into something because of fear

  • The servile employee always agreed to the unfair work hours and low wages offered by his employer.



6 hearsay1
6.Hearsay

  • unofficial information, Gossip, Rumor

  • The information you heard about the Class President’s resignation was just hearsay.

  • I pay no attention to hearsay.



7 jostle1
7.Jostle

  • to bump, push, shove or elbow roughly or rudely against something

  • The crowd at the train station jostled him towards the tracks.



8 clich1
8. Cliché

  • stereotyped expression

  • Overused expression

  • The man used a lot of cliches in his conversation.

  • Strong as an ox, older and wiser, Apple of my eye



9 vigil1
9. Vigil

  • Wakefulness or a period of watchfulness

  • The mother kept a vigil over her sick child for the whole night.

  • The nurse kept her vigil near the patient.



10 rubble1
10.Rubble

  • broken bits and pieces of debris, rocks or anything

  • The twin towers were reduced to rubble.



11 plaudits1
11.Plaudits

  • round of applause

  • The movie, Lord of the Rings, received plaudits from the critics.



12 adage1
12. Adage

  • A Proverb..a wise, old saying

  • An old adage is “ The early bird catches the worm”



13 bonanza1
13. Bonanza

  • A source of great wealth

  • Meeting the singers backstage was a Bonanza for the teenagers.



14 omit1
14. Omit

  • to leave out; fail to include or mention

  • The teacher omitted to mention one of the girls name at the graduation ceremony



15 verbatim1
15. Verbatim

  • Word for word, in exactly the same words

  • My sister repeated everything I said verbatim to my parents.

  • The witness had to tell the police verbatim everything she heard.


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