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AVS: CHAPTER 5 WORDS:. CHARLATAN HOIST CORROBORATE ILLICIT DISSEMINATE IRREVOCABLE DIVERGE PRECIPITATE DORMANT PROLIFERATION. AVS: CH. 5 - TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT:.

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Avs chapter 5 words

AVS: CHAPTER 5 WORDS:

CHARLATAN HOIST

CORROBORATE ILLICIT

DISSEMINATE IRREVOCABLE

DIVERGE PRECIPITATE

DORMANT PROLIFERATION


Avs chapter 5 words

AVS: CH. 5 - TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT:

In the days of the Wild West, charlatans sold "snake oil" as a remedy for everything from baldness to insanity.

a. investor(s) b. expert(s) c. con artist(s)

1. Charlatan (shâr'lə-tən) - noun

You claim you were at a soccer game when the crime was committed. Can anyone corroborate your story?

a. question b. confirm c. understand

2. Corroborate (kə-rŏb'ə-rāt') - verb

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What would be the best way to disseminate information about the next school board meeting? It's important for all parents to attend.

a. spread b. conceal c. improve

3. Disseminate (dĭs-sĕm'ə-nāt') - verb

The brothers' paths diverged greatly. One became a famous lawyer, and the other ended up in jail for armed robbery.

a. went in different directions b. came together

c. disappear(ed)

4. Diverge (də-vûrj') - verb

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Many insects lay eggs that remain dormant all winter and do not hatch until spring, in the warmer weather.

a. not active b. irreversible c. growing

5. Dormant (dôr'mənt) - adjective

Let's go over to the construction site and watch the crane hoist the beams into place for the new skyscraper.

a. follow b. display c. raise

6. Hoist (hoist) - verb

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Years of illicit activities resulted in Gene's being sentenced to serve a life term in prison.

a. fake b. unlawful c. unprofitable

7. Illicit(ĭl-lĭs'ĭt) - adjective

Giving a child up for adoption has become a subject of debate. Should the mother be allowed to change her mind, or should her decision be irrevocable?

a. not reversible b. mistaken c. not certain

8. Irrevocable (ĭr-rĕv'ə-kə-bəl) - adjective

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9. Precipitate (prē-sĭp'ə-tāt) - verb

The discovery that Elliot had been setting fires precipitated his parents' decision to consult a child psychologist.

a. brought on b. prevent(ed) c. permit(ted)

The proliferation of dandelions in my yard is too much for me to handle. They're growing faster than I can destroy them.

a. damage b. shortage c. rapid increase

10. Proliferation (prō-lĭf'ər-ā'shən) - noun

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AVS: CH. 5 - MATCHING WORDS WITH DEFINITIONS:

1. Inactive; alive but not actively growing, as if asleep

Dormant

2. To spread or scatter widely; distribute

Disseminate

3. Not able to be cancelled or undone; irreversible

Irrevocable

4. A rapid spread or increase

Proliferation

5. To support; strengthen with further evidence; provide proof of

Corroborate

6. To cause to happen quickly, suddenly, or sooner than expected

Precipitate

Hoist

7. To lift, especially with some mechanical means, like a cable

8. A fake; a person who falsely claims to have some special skill or knowledge

Charlatan

9. To branch off in different directions from the same starting point; to become different

Diverge

10. Illegal

Illicit

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