504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 19

504 Absolutely Essential Words LELB Society

| Lesson 19

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 19

Words in Context

  1. harvest ➡ gathering in of grain or other food crops
    a. This year’s harvest was adequate* to feed all our people.
    b. The farmer decided to expand* his fields so that he would get a bigger harvest.
    c. If the harvest is poor, there is always the possibility of a famine.*
  2. abundant ➡ more than enough; very plentiful
    a. It is urgent* that the hospital have an abundant supply of blood.
    b. An abundant harvest* was predicted* by the Secretary of Agriculture.
    c. In recent* years an abundant number of complaints have disturbed the telephone company.
  3. uneasy ➡ restless; disturbed; anxious
    a. Mrs. Spinner was uneasy about letting her son play in the vicinity* of the railroad tracks.
    b. The treasurer was uneasy about the company’s budget.*
    c. Arnold felt uneasy about the meeting even though he tried to act in a casual* manner.
  4. calculatefind out by adding, subtracting, multiplying, or dividing; figure
    a. The cook had to calculate the number of diners to see whether he could decrease* his order for meat.
    b. In order to see how expensive* the car was, the buyer calculated the tax and other charges.
    c. I used an abacus to calculate my average.
  5. absorb ➡ take in or suck up (liquids); interest greatly.
    a. The sponge absorbed the beer which had leaked from the keg.*
    b. Our bodies must absorb those things which will nourish* them.
    c. I became absorbed in what the teacher was saying and did not hear the bell ring.
  6. estimate ➡ form a judgment or opinion about; guess
    a. A.J. Foyt estimated that the auto race would commence* at nine o’clock.
    b. I try to avoid* making estimates on things I know nothing about.
    c. In your estimate, who will be victorious* in this conflict?*
  7. morsel ➡ a small bite; mouthful; tiny amount
    a. When Reynaldo went into the restaurant, he pledged* to eat every morsel on his plate.
    b. Suzanne was reluctant* to try even a morsel of the lobster.
    c. If you had a morsel of intelligence, you would be uneasy,* too.
  8. quota ➡ share of a total due from or to a particular state, district, person, etc.
    a. The company revealed* a quota of jobs reserved for college students.
    b. There was a quota placed on the number of people who could migrate* here from China.
    c. Lieutenant Dugan doubted* that a quota had been placed on the number of parking tickets each police officer was supposed to give out.
  9. threat ➡ sign or cause of possible evil or harm
    a. There is always the horrid* threat that my job will be abolished.*
    b. It is absurd* to think that a tiny bug could be a threat to a person.
    c. You can be arrested for making a threat against someone’s life.
  10. banprohibit; forbid
    a. The group unanimously* voted to ban all people who were under six feet.
    b. Health officials are trying to expand* their field in order to ban cigarette advertising from newspapers and magazines.
    c. I want to ban all outsiders from our discussion on security.*
  11. panic ➡ unreasoning fear; fear spreading through a group of people so that they lose control of themselves
    a. The leader of the lost group appealed* to them not to panic.
    b. When the danger was exaggerated,* a few people started to panic.
    c. The source* of panic in the crowd was a man with a gun.
  12. appropriate ➡ fit; set apart for some special use
    a. At an appropriate time, the chief promised to reveal* his plan.
    b. The lawn was an appropriate setting for Eileen’s wedding.
    c. After some appropriate prayers, the dinner was served.

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 19

504 absolutely essential words | Lesson 19

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