Accustom Every fall the students accustom themselves to the new schedule. Definition: to make familiar
Accustomed We sat in our accustomed places. Definition: Usual
Accustomed My eyes became accustomed to the dark. Definition: Used to.
Accustom : To make Familiar • Accustomed : Usual • Accustomed : Used to.
Alert A sign alerted the drivers to the flooded road ahead. Definition: To warn to be ready.
Assign For this year’s basketball team, the coach assigned me to play as a forward. Definition: To select for a position or for what has to be done.
Assignment What was the assignment for tomorrow’s history class? Definition: Whatever is given out as work to be done.
Budge The old, metal trunk was so heavy we could not budge it. Definition: To move or shift.
Burly Most football players are quite burly. Definition: Big and strongly built.
Companion My grandmother was always an interesting companion when we went to the city for the day. Definition: One who spends time with or does things with another.
Compatible The kids didn’t mind working together as a group because they were so compatible. Definition: Getting along well together.
Companion: Someone who spends time with or does things with another. • Compatible: Getting along well with others.
Concept I’m designing the stage set for the school play, I started with the concept of a Japanese tea house. Definition: A general idea or thought about something.
Distract The police siren’s distracted me, so I didn’t hear what you said. Definition: To draw one’s thought or attention away from the subject at hand.
Jostle I dropped my packages when someone in the crowd jostled me. Definition: To push or shove.
Obedient When giving orders, a ship’s captain expects the crew to be obedient. Definition: Doing what is asked or told.
Obedience We are trying to teach our Labrador retriever obedience. Definition: Doing what is being told.
Obedient : Doing what is asked or told. Obedience: The state or condition of being told.
Obstacle The obstacle holding up traffic was a tree blown over by last night’s storm. Definition: Something that prevents one from moving forward.
Patient The audience was very patient even though the show started thirty minutes late. Definition: Willing to wait without complaining.
Patient The patients in this part of the hospital are recovering from operations. Definition: A person in a doctor’s care.
Patient: Willing to do without complaining. Patient: A person in a doctor’s care.
Pedestrian Pedestrians should use the crosswalk to avoid accidents. Definition: A person who is walking or traveling on foot.
Retire I was not feeling well, so I retired early. Definition: to go to bed.
Retirement My Uncle Eli regularly saved money for his retirement. Definition: To stop working because one has reached a certain age.
Retire: To go to bed Retirement: To stop working because one has reached a certain age.