Vocabulary 09/10/2012

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Vocabulary 09/10/2012
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  1. Cavernous
    • cav·ern·ous
    • adjective
    • D - something humongous and shallow or empty like a cave
    • O - something hollow and large
    • S. echoing, roomy
    • A. filled

    • The cave was cavernous and drafty.
  2. Mirage
    • mi·rage
    • noun
    • D - something that is not real; an illusion
    • O - something that appears but is not really there
    • S. fantasy, delusion
    • A. real, genuine

    The sun was so steamy, it caused me to see a mirage.
  3. Luxurious
    • lux·u·ri·ous
    • adjective
    • D - something expensive elaborate, and upscale
    • O - something costly and comfortable
    • S. deluxe, extravagant
    • A. poor, simple

    The luxurious vacation home had three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
  4. Elation
    • e·la·tion
    • noun
    • D - extreme happiness and excitement
    • O - a feeling of ultimate happiness
    • S. bliss, delight
    • A. depression, sadness

    My elation was so great that everyone noticed it.
  5. Thrust
    • thrust
    • noun / verb
    • noun
    • D - something with substance
    • O - something that makes sense
    • verb
    • D - to push something or someone hard
    • O -to plunge at something
    • S. meaning / push, shove
    • A. nonsense / pull

    The man thought he was Hercules, when he thrusted the boulder.
  6. Gurgled
    • gur·gle
    • verb
    • D - something that bubbles or ripples
    • O - make a small bubbling sound
    • S. babble, ripple
    • A. calm, steady

    The water gurgled due to the heat from the sun.
  7. Rigid
    • rig·id
    • adjective
    • D - something that is stiff or inflexible
    • O - something unbending or hard
    • S. definite, solid
    • A. bending, limber

    My mom is rigid with her rules for homework.
  8. Linger
    • lin·ger
    • verb
    • D - slow to leave; remain longer than unusual
    • O - to remain longer than expected
    • S. delay, drift
    • A. hurry, leave

    The hot air balloon lingered for two hours longer than scheduled.
  9. Equation
    • e·qua·tion
    • noun
    • D - a mathematical statement expressing equal amounts
    • O - two amounts are equal in a statement
    • S. comparison
    • A. imbalance

    The equation did not equal what the book stated it should.
  10. Primary Source
    • pri·ma·ry source
    • noun
    • D - information that provides first hand accounts of what is being researched
    • O - information that comes directly from the source
    • S. first, original
    • A. secondary source

    The primary source of my family's history is my grandmother.
  11. Secondary Source
    • sec·ond·ar·y source
    • noun
    • D - information that was created later by someone not present
    • O - information that comes from someone not present when the event occurred
    • S. subsidiary, lesser
    • A. primary source

    • The secondary source for my report is the encyclopedia.
  12. Spring Scale
    • Spring Scale
    • noun
    • D - a balance that measures weight by the tension on a helical spring
    • O - weight is measured through the tension of a helical spring
    • S.
    • A.

    The rock registered three pounds on the Spring Scale.

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