Book Vocabulary I

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Book Vocabulary I
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  1. Expectations
    noun

    1.  belief about (or mental picture of) the future

    2.  anticipating with confidence of fulfillment

    3.  the feeling that something is about to happen

    4.  the sum of the values of a random variable divided by the number of values
  2. Practically
    adv.

    1.  almost; nearly

    2.  in a practical manner

    3.  (degree adverb used before a noun phase)  for all practical purposes but not completely
  3. Considerate
    adj.

    1.  showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
  4. Prounounce
    verb

    1.  speak, pronounce, or utter in a certain way

    2.  pronounce judgment on
  5. Gimmick
    noun

    1.  a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident

    2. something unspecified whose name is either forgotten or not known

    3.  any clever maneuver
  6. Appetite
    noun

    a feeling of craving something
  7. Backfired
    noun

    1.  the backward escape of gases and unburned gunpowder after a gun is fired

    2.  a loud noise made by the explosion of fuel in the manifold or exhaust of an internal combustion engine

    3.  a fire that is set intentionally in order to slow an approaching forest fire or grass fire by clearing a burned area in its path

    4.  a miscalculation that recoils on it maker
  8. Personal
    noun

    a short newspaper arcticle about a particular person or group

    adj.

    1.  concerning or affecting a particular person or his or private life and personality

    2.  of or arising from personality

    3.  indicating grammatical person

    4.  particular to a given individual

    5.  intimately concerning a person's body or physical being
  9. Ban
    noun

    1.  a decree that prohibits something

    • verb
    • 1.  forbid the public distribution of

    2.  prohibit expecially by legal means or social pressure

    3.  ban from a place of residence as for punishment

    4.  expel from a community or group
  10. Offensive
    noun

    the action of attacking an enemy

    adj.

    1.  for the purpose of attack rather than defense

    2.  causing anger or annoyance

    3.  morally offensive

    4.  unpleasant or disgusting especially to the senses

    5.  substitute a harsher or distasteful term for a mild one

    6.    causing or able to cause nausea
  11. Elections
    noun

    1.  a vote to select the winner of a position or political office

    2.  the act of selecting someone or something; the exercise of deliberate choice

    3.  the status or fact of being elected
  12. Treasurer
    noun

    an officer charged with receiving and disbursing funds
  13. Fabrication
    noun

    1.  a deliberately false or improbable account

    2.  writing in a fictional form

    3.  the act of making something (a product) from raw materials

    4.  the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
  14. Drenching
    noun

    the act of making something completely wet
  15. Bailed
    noun

    money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial

    verb

    1.  release after a security has been paid

    2.  empty (a vessel) by bailing
  16. Forumulates
    verb

    1.  elaborate, as of theories and hypotheses

    2.  come up with an idea, plan, explanation, theory or principle after a mental effort

    3.  put into words an expression

    4.  prepare according to a formula
  17. Genre
    noun

    1.  a kind of literary or artistic work

    2.  a style of expressing yourself in writing

    3.  an expressive style of music

    4.  a class of art (or artisitic endeavor) having a characteristic form or technique
  18. Jovial
    adj.

    full of showing high-spirited merriment
  19. Negotiate
    • verb
    • 1.  discuss the terms of an arrangement

    2.  succeed in passing through, around, or over
  20. Quest
    noun

    1.  a search for an alternative that meets cognitive criteria (pursuit of knowledge)

    2.  the act of searching for something

    verb

    1.  make a search (for)

    2.  search the trail of (game)

    3.  seek alms, as for religious purposes

    4.  express the need or desire for; as for

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