By Murray Bromberg
This up-to-date vocabulary-building ebook provides the basic middle of phrases that scholars at middle-school and better degrees needs to comprehend and manage to use fluently for educational luck. those phrases additionally represent crucial vocabulary for ESL scholars and test-takers, in addition to others who communicate English as their moment language. The authors current a chain of short word-building classes, each one introducing 12 new phrases which are offered in pattern sentences and brief articles. Fill-in-the-blanks workouts aid scholars degree their word-building growth. trained with transparent but uncomplicated definitions and examples, readers will locate their vocabulary has more suitable dramatically.
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K. I. Column II ten years happening often alone that which makes clear the truth or falsehood of something occurring not long ago a short, quick view that which is imagined or made up sense of sight smaller number or part direct opposition plainly not true or sensible fail to act quickly Answer key, p. 196 Spotlight On absurd-Here is another example of the ways in which original meanings changed through the centuries. At first, absurd meant quite deaf Its Latin roots also had the meanings of out of tune, harsh, rough-finally developing into silly or senseless.
Wary (war' e) on one's guard against danger or trickery; cautious* a. Marilyn's mother told her to be wary of strangers. b. After Orlando had been the victim of a cheat, he was wary of those who said they wanted to help him. c. Living in a polluted* city makes you wary of the air you breathe. 4. aware (a war') knowing; realizing a. * b. It was some time before the police became aware of the brawl* that was taking place on the street. c. One way to gain knowledge* is to be aware of everything around you.
C. The tall shrubs kept us from getting a glimpse of the new people who inhabited* the beach house. 6. recent ( re' s~nt) done, made, or occurring not long ago a. At a recent meeting, the Board of Education provided the evidence* we had been asking for. b. Bessie liked the old silent movies better than the more recent ones. c. Recent studies have concluded* that more people are unemployed than ever before. 7. decade ( dek' ad) ten years a. After a decade of granting salary increases, my boss ended the practice.
504 Absolutely Essential Words by Murray Bromberg