Improving Vocabulary Skills Chapter Four
Matching words with definitions • Injustice; unfairness; an instance of injustice • A new custom, method, or invention; something newly introduced • Based on personal opinions, feelings and attitudes; not objective • Something that discourages or prevents a certain action • Expressed clearly in a few words; to the point; concise • To renew the strength and energy of; restore to a vigorous, active condition • A physical weakness or defect; ailment • Distributed thinly; not thick or crowded • To intrude or trespass on; go beyond the limits considered proper • An idea that is communicated indirectly, through a suggestion or hint
Sentence check one a. deterrentb. implication c. inequity d. infirmity e. infringe f. innovation g. revitalize h. sparse i. subjective j. succinct • Although Marie joked about her broken leg, it was an _____ that kept her from work for a month. • When a restaurant’s tables have ashtrays, the _____ is that smoking is permitted. • Our democratic rights do not include the freedom to _____ on other people’s rights. • “Now” is a _____ way of saying, “At this particular point in time.” • Our grass is _____ along a path at the corner of the lot, where kids take a shortcut through our yard.
Sentence check one a. deterrent b. implication c. inequity d. infirmity e. infringe f. innovation g. revitalize h. sparse i. subjective j. succinct • An interesting _____ in food packaging is a bottle from which salad dressing is squirted, rather than poured. • The seminar for company employees _____(e)d my aunt’s interest in her job by giving her new skills and suggesting new goals. • The Diary of Anne Frank is a _____ view of events during World War II, from the point of view of a young Jewish girl in hiding. • The company was accused of creating a(n) _____ by paying women less than men for doing the same work. • The fact that Beethoven was totally deaf by age 50 wan not a(n) _____ to his composing at the age of 53 one of his most ambitious and beloved works, the Ninth Symphony.
Sentence check Two a. deterrent b. implication c. inequity d. infirmity e. infringe f. innovation g. revitalize h. sparse i. subjective j. succinct 1-2. When the candidate for mayor saw the _____ turnout for his speech, he knew he had to do something to _____ his campaign. 3-4. Future _____s in technology, particularly on the Internet; may make it easier for a government to _____ on the privacy of citizens’ computer records. 5-6. Although arthritis can be a painful _____, Aunt Fern refuses to let it be a(n) _____ to her active lifestyle. For example, she continues to go square-dancing every week. 7-8. All editorials are _____ - they represent someone’s opinions. In an editorial, for example, writers are free to argue against the _____ of police brutality, instead of just reporting on it. 9-10. A sign may be brief and still have several _____s. For example, the _____ sign “Dangerous Curve” suggests that drivers should be wary and slow down, that the curve ahead is sharp, and that bad accidents have happened there before.
Chapter FourFinal Exam word bank • deterrent • implication • inequity • infirmity • infringe • innovation • revitalize • sparse • subjective • succinct