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Improving Vocabulary Skills. Chapter 25 . 1. devoid (adj.) - ___________ The French fries were so thin, dry, and devoid of taste that they seemed like toothpicks. d evoid means :. without equal to C. possessing. 2. implore (verb) - ___________

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1. devoid (adj.) - ___________

The French fries were so thin, dry, and devoid of taste that they seemed like toothpicks.

devoid means:

  • without
  • equal to
  • C. possessing
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2. implore (verb) - ___________

The princess implored the evil magician to spare the handsome prince’s life.

implore means:

  • to educate
  • to deny
  • C. to urge
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3. infuriate (verb) - ___________

Peter so infuriated Sheila that she slammed down the phone while he was still talking.

infuriatemeans:

  • to anger
  • to encourage
  • C. to frighten
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4. intimidate (verb) - ___________

Public speaking so intimidates Charlene that she would rather write four term papers than give a single oral report.

intimidatemeans:

  • to calm
  • to scare
  • C. to annoy
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5. introvert (noun) - ___________

Pearl is a very outgoing person, but her boyfriend Larry is such an introvert that he seldom socializes at all.

introvertmeans:

  • a conceited person
  • a shy person
  • C. a busy person
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6. jeopardize (verb) - ___________

Pregnant women who take drugs jeopardize their babies’ health.

jeopardizemeans:

  • to play with
  • to take into account
  • C. to put in danger
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7. sibling (noun) - ___________

Do you think twins are more similar in personality than other siblings?

siblingmeans:

  • a brother or sister
  • a cousin
  • C. a friend
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8. smug (adj.) - ___________

Self-confidence is a virtue, but being smug is carrying self-confidence too far.

smugmeans:

  • full of life
  • dishonest
  • C. too self-satisfied
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9. sneer (verb) - ___________

Instead of encouraging us when we make a mistake, our biology teacher sneers at us with a scornful smile or a put-down.

sneermeans:

  • to leave
  • to mock
  • C. to ignore
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10. vivacious (adj.) - ___________

Between scenes, the actors might appear tired and dull, but they become vivacious once the camera is on.

vivaciousmeans:

  • good-looking
  • peppy
  • C. irritable