Modified Wordly Wise Lesson 12
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power or knowledge; skill
Lani's ability to do math problems in her head astounded her teacher.
to touch in a tender or loving way
Sean caressed the baby's forehead gently as it lay napping.
a tender or loving touch or hug
The kitten brushing against my cheek felt like a caress.
to grasp or hold tightly to
Kabir clutched his teddy bear as he climbed into the dentist's chair.
the part of a machine that connects and disconnects the power from the rest of the machine
Before changing gears in a standard shift car, first step on the clutch.
very, very angry
The emperor was furious when he realized the two "tailors" had tricked him.
very fast, strong, or wild
I was confused by the furious activity going on in the kitchen.
Mark's uneasiness turned to fury when he learned how completely he had been tricked.
wild and controlled force
The fury of the storm was far greater than had been forecast.
to be sad and gloomy; to lose interest in the things that usually bring pleasure
As the long, hot summer days went on and I had no job, I began to mope.
to like better; to choose first
Which do you prefer, chocolate or vanilla?
that which is preferred
If you don't have a preference, I'll choose the movie.
to get back to a normal state; to get well agaim
Pat soon recovered from the flu.
to get back what was lost or stolen
It cost a hundred dollars to recover my car after it was towed.
a return to a normal state
Dr. Holberg was surprised at the speed of my recovery.
the act of getting back what was lost or stolen
The museum is offering a reward for the recovery of the missing painting.
to take the place of
Who will replace Mr. Myers when he leaves the school.
to put back in place
When you are through with the encyclopedias, let the librarian replace them on the shelves.
a person or a thing that takes the place of another
If the water pump cannot be repaired, the plumber will order a replacement for us.
to ask for
I requested a chocolate cake with cherry frosting for my birthday.
the thing asked for
The band leader agreed to play our request.
to set or keep apart
Whenever the twins start fighting, my mother separates them.
not together; not joined
The twins asked if they could have separate bedrooms.
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