Modified Wordly Wise Lesson 5

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  1. To try;to make an effort

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    attempt

    Context: When I attempted to leave class early, the teacher asked me to wait until the period was over.
  2. A try
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    attempt

    Context: The athlete cleared the bar in high jump on her third attempt.
  3. To interest and amuse
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    entertain

    Context: My little brother entertained himself for hours with his new paints.
  4. To have guests
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    entertain

    Context: We entertained some old friends on Thanksgiving weekend.
  5. To have in mind
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    entertain

    Context: Lin is entertaining the idea of going to soccer camp next summer.
  6. To get a quick look at
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    glimpse

    Context: I glimpsed back at the bear near our campground.
  7. A quick or hasty look
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    glimpse

    Context: noun- I was thrilled to get a glimpse of Pavarotti leaving the opera house.
  8. To make fun of
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    mock

    Context: verb- Cinderella's stepsisters mocked her for thinking she could go to the ball.
  9. Not real;pretended
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    mock

    Context: adj.- Mock turtle soup is really made of veal broth, not turtle meat.
  10. A stage in a series of changes
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    phase

    Context: The full moon is one of the phases of the moon.
  11. Odd or unusual in a pleasing or old-fashioned way
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    quaint

    Context: adj.- Wooden shoes seem quaint to Americans, but not to people of Holland.
  12. To remember
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    recall

    Context: verb- Do you recall what time we left for the soccer game?
  13. To call or take back

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    recall

    Context- The manufacturer recalled the cars because if a problem in the steering.
  14. To refuse to accept or use

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    reject

    Context: verb- The school board rejected the plan for the new gym because its cost was excessive.
  15. Something that falls short of what is acceptable

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    reject

    Context: noun- Peter buys factory rejects at the pottery store for much less than the price of perfect pieces.
  16. To go over carefully in order to correct or improve
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    revise

    Context: verb- I don't like to revise my stories, but I have to admit that they get better when I do.
  17. To change in order to bring up to dateImage Upload
    revise

    Context: The publishers of that dictionary revise it every eight to ten years.
  18. Quick to notice or feel
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    sensitive

    Context: adj.- My doctor is very sensitive to my feelings.
  19. Easily affected by even slight change

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    sensitive

    Context: Film used in cameras is very sensitive to light.
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Modified Wordly Wise Lesson 5
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2016-10-18 14:25:11
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