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- verb; to shock with horror or fear
- example: Mom was appalled by the sight of chocolate dripping from pretty much every surface
- in the kitchen. (My brownie-making session with Dad got a bit out of control.)
- verb; to reduce the strength of; to weaken
- example: Jessica was debilitated by the flu; she was in bed for two weeks.
- verb; to move, spread out, or place in position for some purpose;
- deployment is the noun form of deploy.
- example: It was difficult for my family when my brother was deployed to Afghanistan.
- verb; to flow over and cover or swallow up completely
- example: The waves engulfed the small boat, and it disappeared from sight.
- noun; an injury to a person’s dignity or self-respect
- example: “Losing to anyone is bad,” groaned Jacob, “but losing to Roryville is an indignity!
- They’re the worst team in the league.”
- noun; a person who helps others by giving time or money
- to causes and charities
- example: Kassie is a philanthropist. Last month she organized a coat drive in her neighborhood
- and collected more than one hundred coats to donate.
- noun; a person who lives alone, away from society
- example: Rachel’s uncle is a bit of a recluse; it’s hard to persuade him to come down from the
- cabin in the mountains where he lives by himself.
- adjective; having or showing doubt
- example: We told TJ he would do great in the writing competition, but he was skeptical. He
- doesn’t realize what a talented writer he is.
- verb; to prepare oneself by becoming determined and hard, like steel (the metal)
- example: Camille steeled herself before looking at her new haircut in the mirror.
- verb; to provoke or challenge in a mocking or insulting manner
- example: My friends taunted me for weeks after my mom showed them my baby pictures.
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