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Vocabulary. Week 5, Chapter 2. Curt (adj.). curt. The salesman was so ____ when selling his odorless diapers to Beyonce that the pop star slammed the door in his face. Abrupt, often rude, speech. Demoralize (v.).

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vocabulary

Vocabulary

Week 5, Chapter 2

curt adj
Curt (adj.)

curt

  • The salesman was so ____ when selling his odorless diapers to Beyonce that the pop star slammed the door in his face.

Abrupt, often rude,

speech

demoralize v
Demoralize (v.)
  • The Chargers’ heartbreaking losses have ____________ Mr. Engstrand so badly that he now wonders if they are even worth supporting.

demoralized

Discourage, to feel

defeated

dilemma n
Dilemma (n.)
  • Not being able to get a job because you failed to graduate high school is a _________ you do not want to have.

dilemma

Difficult situation

or decision

inclination n
Inclination (n.)
  • People who are intoxicated have an __________ towards doing stupid things.

inclination

Tendency to do

something

irate adj
Irate (adj.)

irate

  • I was _____ after finding out that my brother broke into my house and shaved my cat.

Furious, very

angry

retort v
Retort (v.)

retorted

  • The prosecutor ________ immediately when the defense lawyer tried to malign her client.

To answer or

reply sharply

and quickly

sabotage v
Sabotage (v.)

sabotage

  • Some students ________ their opportunities for success by not trying and quitting easily.

To ruin, do harm to on purpose

subsequent adj
Subsequent (adj.)
  • After failing his first dunk, Michael Jordan practiced and made this magical dunk on his ___________ attempt.

subsequent

Following or next

wary adj
Wary (adj.)

wary

  • Be _____ when dealing with armed warriors who live for battle!

Cautious, careful

zeal n
Zeal (n.)

zeal

  • Kobayashi’s _____ for eating hot dogs and winning is shown by his intense concentration and work ethic during competition.

Passion, devotion

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