Vocabulary – Unit 1. Level C. Adage. POS: Noun Definition: A proverb, wise saying Sentence: A common adage in the south is, “never shake hands with a crawfish .”. http://www.fasttrackfundraising.com/images/fortune-cookie-fundraiser.jpg. Bonanza. POS: Noun
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Definition: A rich mass of ore in a mine; something very valuable; profitable or rewarding; a source of wealth or prosperity; a very large amount; sudden profit or gain
Sentence: The miners found a bonanza of silver while mining for coal
Sentence: The foreign army’s advancement forced the men to retreat into the citadel for protection.
Definition: An order having the force of law
Definition: To issue such an order to command firmly and force fully.
Sentence: The president issued a decree that forced students to read eight books a year in English class.
Definition: disagreeable in sound, jarring, lacking in harmony.
Sentence: Max’s discordant wails woke everyone in the house.
Definition: A passage taken from a book, article, etc.
Definition: To take such a passage; to quote
Sentence: You will include excerpts from various texts in your research paper.
Definition: To make or force one’s way by pushing or elbowing; to bump, brush against; to compete for
Sentence: The students jostled through the crowded hallways of Howard High School.
Definition: A person who moves slowly or falls behind
Definition: falling behind; slow to move, act, or respond
Sentence: The laggard students are normally late for class.
Definition: to make impossible, prevent, or shut out
Sentence: The rain might preclude the homecoming game from taking place.
Definition: Broken stone or bricks; ruins
Sentence: Days after 9/11, the NYC firefighters searched endlessly through the rubble to find any trapped victims.
Definition: A watch, especially at night; any period of watchful attention
Sentence: A candlelight vigil was held for the victims of the Virginia Tech shooting.
Sentence: The other night, I watched two dogs wrangle over a bone.