504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 11

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| Lesson 11

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 11

Words in Context

  1. evidence: that which makes clear the truth or falsehood of something
    a. Each juror felt he needed more evidence before voting to convict the accused killer.
    b. Her many awards were evidence enough that Leona excelled* in typing.
    c. Our teacher ignored* the evidence that Simon had cheated on the test.
  2. solitary: alone; single; only
    a. Sid’s solitary manner kept him from making new friendships.
    b. There was not a solitary piece of evidence* that Manuel had eaten the cheesecake.
    c. The convict went into a rage* when he was placed in a solitary cell.
  3. vision: power of seeing; sense of sight
    a. With the aid of the binoculars, my vision improved enough to see the
    entire vicinity*
    b. Ted Williams had perfect vision, and that helped to make him a great baseball player.
    c. The glasses which Irma bought corrected her near-sighted vision.
  4. frequent: happening often; occurring repeatedly
    a. We made frequent visits to the hospital to see our grandfather.
    b. On frequent occasions Sam fell asleep in class.
    c. Dr. Bonner gave me some pills for my frequent headaches.
  5. glimpse: a short, quick view
    a. This morning we caught our first glimpse of the beautiful shoreline.
    b. One glimpse of the very feminine* vision* was enough to tell Romeo that he loved Juliet.
    c. The tall shrubs kept us from getting a glimpse of the new people who inhabited* the beach house.
  6. recent: 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 working than ever before.
  7. decade: ten years
    a. The 1960’s was a decade of salary increases for employees.*
    b. Many people moved out of this city in the last decade.
    c. I have a vision* that this decade will be better than the last one.
  8. hesitate: fail to act quickly; be undecided
    a. Nora hesitated to accept the challenge.*
    b. When he got to the robbers’ vicinity,* he hesitated before going on.
    c. The proverb tells us that he who hesitates is lost.
  9. absurd: plainly not true or sensible; foolish
    a. It was absurd to believe the fisherman’s tall tale.
    b. The flabby boy realized that the suggestion to diet was not absurd.
    c. Underestimating* the importance of reading is absurd.
  10. conflict: direct opposition; disagreement
    a. Our opinions about the company’s success in the last decade* are in conflict with what the records show.
    b. There was a noisy conflict over who was the better tennis player.
    c. The mayor and her assistant conflict in opinion frequently*
  11. minority: smaller number or part; less than half
    a. Only a small minority of the neighborhood didn’t want a new park.
    b. A minority of our athletes who competed* in the Olympics were victorious.*
    c. Blacks are a minority group in the United States.
  12. fiction: that which is imagined or made up
    a. The story that the President had died was fiction.
    b. We hardly ever believed Vinny because what he said was usually fiction.
    c. Marge enjoys reading works of fiction rather than true stories.

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 11

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 11

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