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Improving Vocabulary Skills. Chapter Two. Matching words with definitions. A tendency to think, act, or behave in a certain way; a leaning Rudely brief when speaking to someone Cautious; on guard To reply, especially in a quick sharp or witty way

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Improving vocabulary skills

Improving Vocabulary Skills

Chapter Two


Matching words with definitions

Matching words with definitions

  • A tendency to think, act, or behave in a certain way; a leaning

  • Rudely brief when speaking to someone

  • Cautious; on guard

  • To reply, especially in a quick sharp or witty way

  • To lower the spirits of; weaken the confidence of cheerfulness of

  • A situation requiring a difficult choice

  • Following, inn time or order; next; later

  • Enthusiastic devotion; intense enthusiasm

  • To deliberately destroy or damage

  • Very angry


Sentence check one

Sentence check one

a. curt b. demoralize c. dilemma d. inclanatione. irate

f. Retort g. sabotage h. subsequent i. wary j. zeal

  • Rob’s _____ was whether to go to work feeling sick or to stay at home and lose a day’s pay.

  • Be _____ when something sounds too good to be true – it probably is.

  • I have to watch my budget because I have a(n) _____ to overspend.

  • The Broadway director cut off most of the auditioning singers with a(n) _____ response: “Thank you. That will be all.”

  • The striking miners planned to _____ one of the mines by blowing up the main entrance.


Sentence check one1

Sentence check one

a. curt b. demoralize c. dilemma d. inclanation e. irate

f. Retort g. sabotage h. subsequent i. wary j. zeal

  • Because Devan expected to get an A on his research paper, receiving a grade of C truly _____(d) him.

  • The team played miserably in the first game of the season, but they managed to win all _____ games.

  • My father always became _____ when any of his children came home after curfew. One time he began yelling at me even before my date had left.

  • If adolescents could apply to their studies just a bit of the _____ they feel for music, shopping, and video games, their grades would skyrocket.

  • When the wisecracking waiter said, “That hat looks ridiculous, lady,” the woman stated, “I didn’t come here to be insulted.” “That’s what you think!” ____(e)d the waiter.


Sentence check two

Sentence check Two

a. curt b. demoralize c. dilemma d. inclanation e. irate

f. Retort g. sabotage h. subsequent i. wary j. zeal

1-2. Already angry, the customer became even more _____ when he received only this _____ response: “No returns.”

3-4. When I answer my phone and hear someone demand, “Who is this?” my _____ is to _____, “I’m the person whose phone was ringing. Who is this?”

5-6. Because of terrorist attempts to _____ flights, airline security workers are _____ of even innocent-looking passengers.

7-8. I began the semester with great _____ for my chemistry class, but the realization that I didn’t have the necessary background quickly _____(e)d me.

9-10. Margo intended to accept the job offer to be a salad chef, but a(n) _____ offer for an office position has presented her with a(n) _____: Should she take the interesting restaurant job, which pays poorly, or the higher-paying job that may not interest her much?


Chapter two final exam word bank

Chapter Two Final Exam word bank

  • Curt

  • Demoralize

  • Dilemma

  • Inclination

  • Irate

  • Retort

  • Sabotage

  • Subsequent

  • Wary

  • Zeal


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