504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 21

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| Lesson 21

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 21


Words in Context

  1. plea: request; appeal; that which is asked of another
    a. The employees* turned in a plea to their boss for higher pay.
    b. The President’s plea to release the captives* was denied by the enemy.
    c. In court today, the judge consented* to the lawyer’s plea for a light sentence.
  2. weary: tired
    a. I am weary of debating* the same topic* all day.
    b. The farmer grew weary of bringing in the harvest* every year for the past forty summers.
    c. Let me rest my weary bones here before the march commences.*
  3. collide: come together with force
    a. When the two autos collided, the people in the fragile* smaller car perished.*
    b. Committees are exploring* ways of keeping cars from colliding.
    c. In my estimate* the two bicycles collided at five o’clock.
  4. confirm: prove to be true or correct; make certain
    a. The way Victor talked back to his mother confirmed that he was defiant.*
    b. A probe* of the criminal’s background confirmed that he had been in jail numerous* times.
    c. Years of research confirmed the theory* that smoking is harmful.
  5. verify: prove to be true; confirm*
    a. A “yes man” is an employee* who will verify everything the boss says.
    b. I was there as a witness to verify the charges against the bus driver.
    c. The data* I turned in were verified by the clerks in our office.
  6. anticipate: look forward to; expect
    a. We anticipate a panic* if the news is revealed* to the public.
    b. Harriet anticipated the approach* of the mailman with fright.
    c. With his weird* powers, Lonnie was able to anticipate the ringing of the telephone.
  7. dilemma: situation requiring a choice between two evils; a difficult choice
    a. It is sensible not to panic* in the face of a dilemma.
    b. Lottie faced the dilemma of whether to approve of the operation or not.
    c. In “The Lady or the Tiger,” the hero had the dilemma of which door to open.
  8. detour: a roundabout way
    a. Pop was uneasy* about taking the detour in this strange town.
    b. In order to evade* city traffic, Anthony took a detour.
    c. The detour took us ten miles off our course.
  9. merit: goodness; worth; value
    a. There is little merit in lying to those you love.
    b. My brother was promoted because of merit, not because of friendship.
    c. Do you think the tradition* of marriage has any merit?
  10. transmit: send over; pass on; pass along; let through
    a. Garcia’s message was transmitted to the appropriate* people.
    b. Scientists can now transmit messages from space vessels* to earth.
    c. Our local radio station does not transmit broadcasts after midnight.
  11. relieve: make less; make easier; reduce the pain of; replace; release; free
    a. The pills relieved the pain from the wound I received in the conflict.*
    b. A majority* of the population* wanted to relieve the mayor of his duty.
    c. The peace agreement relieved us of the threat* of an attack.
  12. baffle: be too hard to understand or solve
    a. How so mediocre* a player earned so much money baffled me.
    b. The topic* of relativity is a baffling one.
    c. Sherlock Holmes would undoubtedly* have been baffled by the way the crime was committed.

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 21

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 21

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