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WORD POWER. VOCABULARY For the High School Student HAROLD LEVINE. WORD POWER YEAH!. GROUP 8. 1. ALTERNATIVE. Noun Choice; one of two or more things offered for choice Other or remaining choice

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word power

WORD POWER

VOCABULARY

For the

High School Student

HAROLD LEVINE

1 alternative
1. ALTERNATIVE
  • Noun
  • Choice; one of two or more things offered for choice
  • Other or remaining choice
  • If given the choice of making either an oral or a written report, I would pick the second alternative.
2 beverage
2. BEVERAGE
  • Noun
  • Drink; liquid for drinking
  • Orange juice is a healthful beverage.
3 blunder
3. BLUNDER
  • noun
  • Mistake or error caused by stupidity or carelessness
  • Have you ever committed the blunder of mailing a letter without a postage stamp?
4 controversy
4. CONTROVERSY
  • noun
  • Dispute; quarrel; debate; strife
  • The Republicans and the Democrats have been engaged in a controversy over which party is responsible for the increased taxes.
controversial
CONTROVERSIAL
  • adjective
  • Arousing controversy; contentious; disputations
5 custody
5. CUSTODY
  • Noun
  • Care; safekeeping; guardianship
  • The treasurer has custody of our club’s financial records.
6 diminutive
6. DIMINUTIVE
  • adjective
  • Below average size; small; tiny
  • To an observer in an airplane high over the city, even the largest buildings seem diminutive.
7 dispel
7. DISPEL
  • verb
  • Drive away by scattering; scatter; disperse
  • The two officers were commended for their skill in dispelling the move and preventing violence.
8 dormant
8. DORMANT
  • adjective
  • Inactive as if asleep; sleeping; quiet; sluggish; resting
  • In early spring, new buds begin to appear on trees and shrubs that have been dormant all winter.
9 exclusively
9. EXCLUSIVELY
  • adverb
  • Solely; without sharing with others; undividedly
  • Mrs. Lopez had bought the encyclopedia for all of her children, but the oldest behaved as if it were exclusively his.
exclusive
EXCLUSIVE
  • Adjective
  • Sole; single; unshared
10 exempt
10. EXEMPT
  • adjective
  • Freed or released from a duty, liability, or rule to which others are subject.
  • A certain portion of each person’s income is legally exempt from taxations.
  • EXEMPTION
  • Noun
  • Immunity; impunity
11 imperil
11. IMPERIL
  • Verb
  • Endanger; jeopardize
  • The fishing vessel was imperiled by high winds, but it managed to reach port safely.
12 lineage
12. LINEAGE
  • noun
  • Descent (in a direct line from a common ancestor); ancestry; family; extraction
  • A study of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s lineage shows that he was descended from a Dutch ancestor who settled in America about 1638.
13 major
13. MAJOR
  • adjective
  • Greater; larger; more important; principal
  • When the major companies in an industry raise prices, the smaller ones usually follow suit.
14 objective
14. OBJECTIVE
  • noun
  • Aim or end (of an action); goal
  • Our fund has already raised $650; its objective is $1000.
objective
OBJECTIVE
  • adjective
  • Involving facts, rather than personal feelings or opinions.
  • College admission committees consider two kinds of date: subjective evidence, such as letters of recommendation; and objective evidence, such as your scores on college-entrance tests.
15 opinionated
15. OPINIONATED
  • adjective
  • Unduly attached to one’s own opinion; obstinate; stubborn
  • If you keep arguing that you are right, in the face of overwhelming objective evidence that you are wrong, you are opinionated.
16 presently
16. PRESENTLY
  • adverb
  • In a little time; shortly; soon; before long
  • We don’t have to wait long for our bus. It will be here presently.
17 procrastinate
17. PROCRASTINATE
  • verb
  • Put things off; delay; postpone; defer; dawdle
  • When a book is due, return it to the library promptly. Otherwise you will be fined 10 cents for every day you procrastinate.
18 prodigious
18.PRODIGIOUS
  • adjective
  • Extraordinary in size, quantity, or extent; vast; enormous; huge; amazing
  • The average American city requires a prodigious amount of fresh milk daily.
prodigy
PRODIGY
  • Noun
  • Something extraordinary; wonder; phenomenon
19 protract
19.PROTRACT
  • verb
  • Draw out; lengthen in time; prolong; extend
  • The visitors had planned to stay for a few hours only, but they were persuaded to protract their visit.
20 retain
20. RETAIN
  • verb
  • Keep; continue to have, hold, or use
  • The department store is closing down it restaurant but retaining its lunch counter.
retentive
RETENTIVE
  • adjective
  • Having the power to retain or remember; tenacious
  • Dora has a retentive memory.
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DIRECTIONS:COPY sentences.Fill each blank (asterisked***) with the lesson word that best fits the meaning of the sentence.20 points each correct answer.

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When Reuben learned Friday that the library would close for the weekend, he realized what a(n) *** it was to have ***d with his research paper.

  • We must stop quarreling. If this committee spends another hour in ***, it will be unable to achieve its ***.
  • To *** the worker’s apprehensions of losing their jobs, the new employer promised to *** all of them.
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Most of the time, Pam has to share a swimming lane with others, but today she had one *** for herself.

  • Though many of the secondary roads are impassable, the *** highways have all been plowed.
  • Replacing the old bridge will cost a(n) *** amount of money, but there is no practical ***.
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Neither side is inclined to *** the dispute much longer; a settlement is expected ***.

  • In the days of special privilege, individuals of royal *** were generally *** from taxation.
  • We stopped for a(n) *** to quench our thirst.
  • When the parents are at work, the children are in the *** of their grandparents.
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GROUP 8
  • Alternative
  • Beverage
  • Blunder
  • Controversy
  • Controversial
  • Custody
  • Diminutive
  • Dispel
  • Dormant
  • Exclusively
  • Exclusive
  • Exempt
  • Exemption
  • Imperil
  • Lineage
  • Major
  • Objective (n) (adj)
  • Opinionated
  • Presently
  • Procrastinate
  • Prodigious
  • Prodigy
  • Protract
  • Retain
  • Retentive