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  1. Vocab 2

  2. 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.

  3. 2) Clad – clothed or covered Clad in a wet suit, the diver jumped in the water.

  4. 3) Corroborate – To provide evidence to make more certain The student was able to corroborate his story.

  5. 4) Cursory – done in a hurry with little attention to detail We did a cursory check on the house before we left for vacation.

  6. 5) Dehydrate – to remove the water from Dehydrated fruit can be good for you.

  7. 6) Derive – To obtain through reasoning We derived the answer to the question by applying Ohm’s law.

  8. 7) Electrify – to wire or equip with electric power; to thrill The biker’s tricks electrified the audience.

  9. 8) Endeavor– serious, earnest effort toward a goal Arthur’s endeavor to finish all of his homework was a success.

  10. 9) Gingerly – cautious; very carefully We crossed the crumbling bridge gingerly.

  11. 10) Grimace – facial expression which displays disgust or pain The athlete grimaced as he stood up from the ground.

  12. 11) Gruesome – causing shock or horror The movie “Shark Night” was gruesome.

  13. 12) Inventory – list of goods on hand The store’s inventory was incorrect after the big sale.

  14. 13) Simulate – to pretend; create a possible situation The space program would simulate an outer space launch.

  15. 14) Succumb – to give up or give in The girl had to succumb to her exhaustion and go to bed.

  16. 15) Surmise – To suppose something with out evidence; a guess We surmised that the thief had been watching our house for a while.