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WORD POWER. VOCABULARY For the High School Student HAROLD LEVINE. GROUP 4. AGGRESSOR. Noun Person or nation that initiates hostilities or makes an unprovoked attack; assailant; invader

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word power

WORD POWER

VOCABULARY

For the

High School Student

HAROLD LEVINE

aggressor
AGGRESSOR
  • Noun
  • Person or nation that initiates hostilities or makes an unprovoked attack; assailant; invader
  • In World War II, Japan was the aggressor; its surprise attack on Pearl Harbor started the conflict in the Pacific.
  • AGGRESSION
    • Noun
    • Unprovoked attack; assault; invasion
altitude
ALTITUDE
  • Noun
  • Height; elevation; high position; eminence
  • Mount Washington, which rises to an altitude of 6,288 feet, is the highest peak in the White Mountains.
calamity
CALAMITY
  • Noun
  • Great misfortune; catastrophe; disaster
  • The assassinations of John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. were national calamities.
  • CALAMITOUS
    • Adjective
    • Disastrous; catastrophic
congregate
CONGREGATE
  • Verb
  • Come together into a crowd; assemble; gather
  • Some homeowners near the school do not like students to congregate on their property.
convene
CONVENE
  • Verb
  • Meet in a group for a specific purpose
  • The board of directors will convene next Tuesday to elect a new corporation president.
  • CONVENTION
    • Noun
    • Treaty; agreement
cordiality
CORDIALITY
  • Noun
  • Friendliness; warmth of regard; amiability
  • Pam’s parents greeted me with cordiality and made me feel like an old friend of the family.
  • CORDIAL
    • Adjective
    • Warm and friendly; gracious; hearty
crony
CRONY
  • Noun
  • Close companion; intimate friend; chum; associate
  • Some students socialize only with their cronies and rarely try to make new friends.
deliberately
DELIBERATELY
  • Adverb
    • In a carefully thought out manner; purposely; intentionally
      • We deliberately kept Glenda off the planning committee because we didn’t want her to know that the party was to be in her honor.
    • In an unhurried manner; slowly
      • Dad was late because he had to drive deliberately; the road were icy.
dispense
DISPENSE
  • Verb
  • Deal out; distribute
    • Some charitable organizations dispense food to the needy.
  • (followed by the preposition with) do without; get along without; forgo
    • When our club has a guest speaker, we dispense withthe reading of the minutes to save time.
dubious
DUBIOUS
  • Adjective
  • Doubtful; uncertain; questionable
  • There is no doubt about my feeling better, but it is dubious that I can be back at school by tomorrow.
extremity
EXTREMITY
  • Noun
  • Very end; utmost limit; border
  • Key West is at the southern extremity of Florida.
forecast
FORECAST
  • Verb
  • Predict; foretell; prophesy; prognosticate
  • The price of oranges has gone up again, as you forecasted.
hibernate
HIBERNATE
  • Verb
  • Spend the winter
  • If Sue’s grandparents had had the funds to hibernate in Florida, they would not have spent the winter at home.
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HOST
  • Noun
  • Large number, multitude; throng; crowd; flock
    • The merchant had expected a host of customers, but only a few appeared.
  • Person who receives or entertains a guest or guests at home or elsewhere (Note also: hostess – a woman who serves as a host)
    • Dad treats his guests with the utmost cordiality; he is an excellent host.
intimidate
INTIMIDATE
  • Verb
  • Frighten; influence by fear; cow; overawe; coerce
  • A few spectators were intimidated by the lion’s roar, but most were not frightened.
preface
PREFACE
  • Noun
  • Introduction (to a book or speech); foreword; prologue; preamble; exordium
  • Begin by reading the preface; it will help you to get the most out of the rest of the book.
  • PREFACE
    • Verb
    • Introduce or begin with a preface; usher in; precede
    • Usually, I get right into my speech, but this time I prefaced it with an amusing anecdote.
recoil
RECOIL
  • Verb
  • Draw back because of fear or disgust; shrink; wince; flinch
  • Marie recoiled at the thought of singing in the amateur show, but she went through with it because she had promised to participate.
reflection
REFLECTION
  • Noun
  • Thought, especially careful thought; cogitation; deliberation
    • When a question is complicated, don’t give the first answer that comes to mind. Take time for reflection.
  • Blame; discredit; aspersion; slur
    • Yesterday’s defeat was no reflection on our players; they did their very best.
relinquish
RELINQUISH
  • Verb
  • Give up; abandon; let go; release; surrender; cede
  • When an elderly man entered the crowded bus, one of the students relinquished her seat to him.
tolerate
TOLERATE
  • Verb
  • Endure; bear; put up with ; accept; permit
  • Very young children will cry when rebuked; they cannot tolerate criticism.
  • TOLERABLE
    • Adjective
    • Bearable; endurable
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Many a(n) *** has occurred in the Alps on the Matterhorn, an almost un-scalable mountain that rises to a(n) *** of 14,700 feet.

  • My teammates are confident of victory, but I am inclined to be ***.
  • We will *** no more delays because our patience has already been stretched to its ***.
  • The author’s *** precedes the table of contents.
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The United Nations has always called upon ***s to *** the territories they have seized.

  • If you stop to feed one pigeon, a flock of them will soon *** around you.
  • The candidate used to be a(n) *** of mine, but since our dispute there has not been much *** between us.
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The *** greeted each of his guests with a cordial handshake.

  • Since this matter is important, let us proceed *** rather than hastily, with ample time for discussion and ***.
  • Lower winter air fares will probably encourage more Northerners to *** in the South this year.