504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 22

504 Absolutely Essential Words LELB Society

| Lesson 22

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 22

Words in Context

  1. warden: keeper; guard; person in charge of a prison
    a. The warden found himself facing two hundred defiant* prisoners.
    b. A cautious* warden always has to anticipate* the possibility of an escape.
    c. When the journalists* asked to meet with Warden Thomas, he sent word that he was sick.
  2. acknowledge: admit to be true
    a. The experts reluctantly* acknowledged that their estimate* of food costs was not accurate.*
    b. District Attorney Hogan got the man to acknowledge that he had lied in court.
    c. “I hate living alone,” the bachelor* acknowledged.
  3. justice: just conduct; fair dealing
    a. Daniel Webster abandoned* any hope for justice once he saw the jury.
    b. Our pledge* to the flag refers to “liberty and justice for all.”
    c. The warden* acknowledged* that justice had not been served in my case.
  4. delinquent: an offender; criminal; behind time
    a. The youthful delinquent tried to avoid* going to jail.
    b. All delinquents are banned* from the Student Council at school.
    c. If you are delinquent in paying your dues, you will be dropped from membership in the club.
  5. reject: refuse to take, use, believe, consider, grant, etc.
    a. Sylvester didn’t try to evade* the draft because he knew the doctors would reject him once they saw the X-rays of his back.
    b. The reform* bill was unanimously* rejected by Congress.
    c. When his promotion was rejected by the newspaper owner, the editor* was thoroughly* bewildered.*
  6. deprive: take away from by force
    a. The poor man was deprived of a variety* of things that money could buy.
    b. We were deprived of a good harvest* because of the lack* of rain.
    c. Living in a rural* area, Betsy was deprived of concerts and plays.
  7. spouse: husband or wife
    a. When a husband prospers* in his business, his spouse benefits also.
    b. The woman and her spouse relieved* each other throughout the night at their child’s bedside.
    c. “May I bring my spouse to the office party?” Dorinda asked.
  8. vocation: occupation; business; profession; trade
    a. Red Smith’s vocation was as a journalist* for the Times.
    b. One should try to pick an appropriate* vocation that is appropriate for him or her.
    c. If you are uneasy* in your vocation, you can never be happy.
  9. unstable: not firmly fixed; easily moved or overthrown
    a. An unstable person will panic* when he or she is in trouble.
    b. I could detect* that the drinking glass was unstable and about to fall.
    c. Cathy’s balance became unstable because she was very weary.*
  10. homicide: a killing of one human being by another; murder
    a. The police were baffled* as to who was responsible for the homicide.
    b. It took a crafty* person to get away with that homicide.
    c. News of the homicide quickly circulated* through our vicinity.*
  11. penalize: declare punishable by law or rule; set a penalty for
    a. The Detroit Lions were penalized fifteen yards for their rough play.
    b. We were penalized for not following tradition.*
    c. Mrs. Robins penalized us for doing the math problem in ink.
  12. beneficiary: person who receives benefit
    a. I was the beneficiary of $8,000 when my grandfather died.
    b. When the paintings were sold, the millionaire’s niece was the beneficiary.
    c. My brother was the beneficiary of excellent advice from his guidance counselor.

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 22

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 22

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