1) Abrasion – wearing away by friction; harsh or rough in manner This protective coating helps prevent abrasion of the floor tiles. If you use this abrasive cleaner on the tub, it will scratch it.
2) Clad – clothed or covered Clad in a wet suit, the diver jumped in the water.
3) Corroborate – To provide evidence to make more certain The student was able to corroborate his story.
4) Cursory – done in a hurry with little attention to detail We did a cursory check on the house before we left for vacation.
5) Dehydrate – to remove the water from Dehydrated fruit can be good for you.
6) Derive – To obtain through reasoning We derived the answer to the question by applying Ohm’s law.
7) Electrify – to wire or equip with electric power; to thrill The biker’s tricks electrified the audience.
8) Endeavor– serious, earnest effort toward a goal Arthur’s endeavor to finish all of his homework was a success.
9) Gingerly – cautious; very carefully We crossed the crumbling bridge gingerly.
10) Grimace – facial expression which displays disgust or pain The athlete grimaced as he stood up from the ground.
11) Gruesome – causing shock or horror The movie “Shark Night” was gruesome.
12) Inventory – list of goods on hand The store’s inventory was incorrect after the big sale.
13) Simulate – to pretend; create a possible situation The space program would simulate an outer space launch.
14) Succumb – to give up or give in The girl had to succumb to her exhaustion and go to bed.
15) Surmise – To suppose something with out evidence; a guess We surmised that the thief had been watching our house for a while.