Shabanu Pg. 209 Vocabulary
collegue (noun) MEANING EXAMPLE • a co-worker or fellow member of an organization * • My mom is talking on the phone to a colleague from work.
embrace (noun) MEANING EXAMPLE • a hug; a gesture of affection • When friends meet each other after a long absence, they often share an embrace.
exchange (verb) MEANING EXAMPLE • to give something to someone and receive something in return; trade • I would like to exchange my old broken cell phone for a new one, please.
apprehensive (adjective) MEANING EXAMPLE • nervous or uneasy about something; jittery ** • I am apprehensive about going to the dentist to get my tooth pulled.
envision (verb) MEANING EXAMPLE • to imagine something; to see something in your mind • When I envision the perfect vacation, I picture walking along a beach.
gaping (adjective) meaning example • wide-open • The nail tore a gaping hole in my rain jacket, so my mom had to sew a patch on it.
haul (verb) MEANING EXAMPLE • to drag or pull something heavy • It isn’t any fun to haul large suitcases through a crowded airport only to discover that your flight has been cancelled.
wither (verb) MEANING EXAMPLE • to shrivel up and dry out from a lack of water; to wilt • Those plants will wither and die if you keep forgetting to water them. *