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Spring Vocabulary #6. April 30, 2012. Furtive (fir tiv ). Definition. Sentence Use. During the SAT test last week, I saw a student take a furtive glance at an electronic dictionary he had apparently snuck into the test center.

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spring vocabulary 6

SpringVocabulary #6

April 30, 2012

furtive fir tiv
Furtive(fir tiv)

Definition

Sentence Use

During the SAT test last week, I saw a student take a furtive glance at an electronic dictionary he had apparently snuck into the test center.

The man’s furtive behavior in the department store attracted the attention of the security guards, who suspected that he was planning to shoplift.

  • Stealthy; sneaky

Part of Speech

  • Adjective

Source: Barron’s

furtive fir tiv1
Furtive(fir tiv)
  • Picture this:fir tiff

Source: Barron’s

ravenous rav uh nus
Ravenous(rav uh nus)

Definition

Sentence Use

After her one-week diet of nothing but vegetables, fruit, and rice Kim was ravenous.

After receiving a taste of fame when she appeared on national television, the young actress became ravenous for even greater fame.

  • Extremely hungry

Part of Speech

  • Adjective

Source: Barron’s

ravenous rav uh nus1
Ravenous(rav uh nus)
  • Picture this: raven us

Source: Barron’s

raucous raw kus
Raucous(raw kus)

Definition

Sentence Use

The inexperienced speaker had no idea how quiet the raucous crowd so that she could begin her speech.

The raucous crowd at the Super Bowl made it difficult for the players to hear their quarterback calling out signals.

  • Harsh and shrill; disorderly and boisterous

Part of Speech

  • Adjective

Source: Barron’s

raucous raw kus1
Raucous(raw kus)
  • Picture this:raw Cuz

Source: Barron’s

immutable ih myoo tuh bul
Immutable(ihmyootuhbul)

Definition

Sentence Use

Most religions teach immutable values for their followers to live by.

Science operates on the assumption that there exist laws of nature that are immutable.

  • Unchanged

Part of Speech

  • Adjective

Source: Barron’s

immutable ih myoo tuh bul1
Immutable(ihmyootuhbul)
  • Picture this:a mute table

Source: Barron’s

embellish em bel ish
Embellish(embelish)

Definition

Sentence Use

Sarah embellished her living room with vases she had collected in her travels all over the world.

A journalist should not embellish a story to make it more interesting.

  • Adorn; ornament; add fictitious details

Part of Speech

  • Verb

Source: Barron’s

embellish em bel ish1
Embellish(embelish)
  • Picture this:Em bell

Source: Barron’s

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