504 Absolutely Essential Words LELB Society

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 5

| Lesson 5

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 5

Words in Context

  1. tradition: beliefs, opinions, and customs handed down from one generation to another
    a. The father tried to persuade* his son that the tradition of marriage was important.
    b. All religions have different beliefs and traditions.
    c. As time goes on, we will eliminate* traditions which are meaningless.
  2. rural: in the country
    a. Tomatoes are less expensive* at the rural farm stand.
    b. Rural areas are not densely* populated.
    c. The rural life is much more peaceful than the city one.
  3. burden: what is carried; a load
    a. The burden of the country’s safety is in the hands of the President.
    b. Irma found the enormous* box too much of a burden.
    c. Ricky carried the burden throughout his college career.
  4. campus: grounds of a college, university, or school
    a. The campus was designed to utilize* all of the college’s buildings.
    b. Jeff moved off campus when he decided it was cheaper to live at home.
    c. I chose to go to Penn State because it has a beautiful campus.
  5. majority: the larger number; greater part; more than half
    a. A majority of votes was needed for the bill to pass.
    b. The majority of people prefer to pay wholesale* prices for meat.
    c. In some countries, the government does not speak for the majority of the people.
  6. assemble: gather together; bring together
    a. The rioters assembled outside the White House.
    b. I am going to assemble a model of a spacecraft.
    c. All the people who had assembled for the picnic vanished* when the rain began to fall.
  7. explore: go over carefully; look into closely; examine
    a. Lawyer Spence explored the essential* reasons for the crime.
    b. The Weather Bureau explored the effects of the rainy weather.
    c. Sara wanted to know if all of the methods for solving the problem had been explored.
  8. topic: subject that people think, write, or talk about
    a. Predicting* the weather is our favorite topic of conversation.
    b. Valerie only discussed topics that she knew well.
    c. The speaker’s main topic was how to eliminate* hunger in this world.
  9. debate: a discussion in which reasons for and against something are brought out
    a. The debate between the two candidates was heated.
    b. Debate in the U.S. Senate lasted for five days.
    c. Instead of shrieking* at each other, the students decided to have a debate on the topic*
  10. evade: get away from by trickery or cleverness
    a. Juan tried to evade the topic* by changing the subject.
    b. In order to evade the draft, the young man had moved to Canada in 1968.
    c. The prisoner of war evaded questioning by pretending to be sick.
  11. probe: search into; examine thoroughly; investigate
    a. The lawyer probed the man’s mind to see if he was innocent.
    b. After probing the scientist’s theory,* we proved it was correct.
    c. King Henry’s actions were carefully probed by the noblemen.
  12. reform: make better; improve by removing faults
    a. After the prison riot, the council decided to reform the correctional system.
    b. Brad reformed when he saw that breaking the law was hurting people other than himself.
    c. Only laws that force companies to reform will clear the dangerous vapors* from our air.

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 5

504 Absolutely Essential Words | Lesson 5

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