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Vocabulary. Unit 1- Lesson D. accommodate. (1) hold without crowding or inconvenience; have room for The new restaurant will accommodate 128 persons. accommodate. (2) oblige; do a favor for; furnish with something desired.

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Unit 1- Lesson D


  • (1) hold without crowding or inconvenience; have room for

    The new restaurant will accommodate 128 persons.


  • (2) oblige; do a favor for; furnish with something desired.

    I’m sorry I have no pen to lend you. Ask Norman. Perhaps he can accommodate you.


  • (1) anticipate (foresee) with fear; dread

    Now I see how foolish I was to apprehend the outcome of the test. I passed easily.


  • (2) arrest

    The escaped prisoner was apprehended as he tried to cross the border.


  • stick; adhere; cling; be faithful

    Some of the residents are hostile to new ways; they cleave to the customs and traditions of the past.


  • keep secret; withdraw from observation; hide

    I answered all questions truthfully, for I had nothing to conceal.


  • satisfied; pleased

    If you are not content with the merchandise, you may return it for an exchange or a refund.


  • one guilty of a fault or crime; offender

    The last time we were late for the party, I was the culprit. I wasn’t ready when you called for me.


  • drop; exclude; remove; get rid of; rule out

    The new director hoped to reduce expenses by eliminating unnecessary jobs.


  • given to joking; not to be taken seriously; witty

    Bea meant it when she said she was quitting the team. She was not being facetious.


  • tire; exhaust; weary

    Why not take the elevator? Climbing the stairs will fatigue you.


  • incapable of error; sure; certain; absolutely reliable

    When Phil disputes my answer or I question his, we take it to our math teacher. We consider her judgment infallible.


  • steal (in small amounts)

    The shoplifter was apprehended after pilfering several small articles.


  • proper business or duty; sphere; jurisdiction

    If your brother misbehaves, you have no right to punish him; that is your parents’ province.


  • think carefully; meditate; contemplate

    I could have given a much better answer if I had had time to reflect.


  • turn completely about; change to opposite position; revoke; annul

    If found guilty, a person may appeal to a higher court in the hope that it will reverse the verdict.


  • not deep

    Nonswimmers must use the shallow part of the pool.


  • beyond what is necessary or desirable; surplus; needless

    Margie Mason already had enough help; additional help would be superfluous.


  • conquer; overcome; climb over

    At the end of the third quarter, the visitors were ahead by 18 points, a lead that our team was unable to surmount.


  • having to do with cities or towns

    In the United States today, the urban population far outnumbers the farm population.


  • neighborhood; locality; region about or near a place.

    Lost; Tan cat answering to “Tiger.” Vicinity of Main Street and First Avenue. Reward. 912-0146.


  • occupation; calling; business; trade; profession

    Ruth is studying to be a nurse. Bob plans to enter teaching. I, however, have not yet chosen a vocation.

Exercise 1: Each word or expression in column 1 has an ANTONYM in column 2. On your paper, enter the letter of the correct antonym.

  • COLUMN 2

  • to be taken seriously

  • rested

  • surmount

  • fail to oblige

  • necessary

  • deep

  • unreliable

  • eliminated

  • reverse

  • concealed


  • be conquered

  • superfluous

  • included

  • facetious

  • divulged

  • infallible

  • victory

  • shallow

  • fatigued

  • accommodate

Exercise 2: On your paper, enter the letter of the word or expression that has most nearly the SAME MEANING as the italicized word.

  • nothing to dread

    (A) conceal (B) intimidate (C) apprehend (D) annul

  • still cleaving

    (A) turning (B) clinging (C) excluding (D) joking

  • superfluous remarks

    (A) necessary (B) additional (C) witty (D) needless

  • shallow dish

    (A) not filled (B) empty (C) deep (D) not deep

  • time to meditate

    (A) reflect (B) rest (C) withdraw (D) change

  • within your jurisdiction

    (A) judgment (B) province (C) knowledge (D) ability

  • unknown culprit

    (A) victim (B) enemy (C) crony (D) offender

  • glad to accommodate

    (A) do a favor (B) remove (C) get together (D) let go

  • far from content

    (A) full (B) displeased (C) satisfied (D) unhappy

  • common pilferer

    (A) thief (B) jeopardy (C) criminal (D) novice

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