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  2. AVS: CH. 5 - TEN WORDS IN CONTEXT: In the days of the Wild West, charlatans sold "snake oil" as a remedy for everything from baldness to insanity. a. investor(s) b. expert(s) c. con artist(s) 1. Charlatan (shâr'lə-tən) - noun You claim you were at a soccer game when the crime was committed. Can anyone corroborate your story? a. question b. confirm c. understand 2. Corroborate (kə-rŏb'ə-rāt') - verb avs-9

  3. What would be the best way to disseminate information about the next school board meeting? It's important for all parents to attend. a. spread b. conceal c. improve 3. Disseminate (dĭs-sĕm'ə-nāt') - verb The brothers' paths diverged greatly. One became a famous lawyer, and the other ended up in jail for armed robbery. a. went in different directions b. came together c. disappear(ed) 4. Diverge (də-vûrj') - verb avs-9

  4. Many insects lay eggs that remain dormant all winter and do not hatch until spring, in the warmer weather. a. not active b. irreversible c. growing 5. Dormant (dôr'mənt) - adjective Let's go over to the construction site and watch the crane hoist the beams into place for the new skyscraper. a. follow b. display c. raise 6. Hoist (hoist) - verb avs-9

  5. Years of illicit activities resulted in Gene's being sentenced to serve a life term in prison. a. fake b. unlawful c. unprofitable 7. Illicit(ĭl-lĭs'ĭt) - adjective Giving a child up for adoption has become a subject of debate. Should the mother be allowed to change her mind, or should her decision be irrevocable? a. not reversible b. mistaken c. not certain 8. Irrevocable (ĭr-rĕv'ə-kə-bəl) - adjective avs-9

  6. 9. Precipitate (prē-sĭp'ə-tāt) - verb The discovery that Elliot had been setting fires precipitated his parents' decision to consult a child psychologist. a. brought on b. prevent(ed) c. permit(ted) The proliferation of dandelions in my yard is too much for me to handle. They're growing faster than I can destroy them. a. damage b. shortage c. rapid increase 10. Proliferation (prō-lĭf'ər-ā'shən) - noun avs-9

  7. AVS: CH. 5 - MATCHING WORDS WITH DEFINITIONS: 1. Inactive; alive but not actively growing, as if asleep Dormant 2. To spread or scatter widely; distribute Disseminate 3. Not able to be cancelled or undone; irreversible Irrevocable 4. A rapid spread or increase Proliferation 5. To support; strengthen with further evidence; provide proof of Corroborate 6. To cause to happen quickly, suddenly, or sooner than expected Precipitate Hoist 7. To lift, especially with some mechanical means, like a cable 8. A fake; a person who falsely claims to have some special skill or knowledge Charlatan 9. To branch off in different directions from the same starting point; to become different Diverge 10. Illegal Illicit avs-9