Vocab Chapter 2

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Vocab Chapter 2
2011-02-05 15:27:27
Improving Vocabulary skills short version

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  1. ac·claim 
    • –verb (used with object)
    • 1. to welcome or salute with shouts or sounds of joy and approval; applaud: to acclaim the conquering heroes.

    2. to announce or proclaim with enthusiastic approval: to acclaim the new king.

    When he got off his plain his family acclaimed his arival.
  2. ad·ja·cent 
    • –adjective
    • 1. lying near, close, or contiguous; adjoining; neighboring: a motel adjacent to the highway.

    2. just before, after, or facing: a map on an adjacent page.

    Main street was adjacent to his house.
  3. e·lic·it
    to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke: to elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question.

    He was able to elicit in that quesion.
  4. en·gross 
    1. to occupy completely, as the mind or attention; absorb: Their discussion engrossed his attention. She is engrossed in her work.

    2. to write or copy in a clear, attractive, large script or in a formal manner, as a public document or record: to engross a deed.
  5. es·ca·late 
    1. to increase in intensity, magnitude, etc.: to escalate a war; a time when prices escalate.

    2. to raise, lower, rise, or descend on or as if on an escalator.
  6. ex·ploit
    a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act: the exploits of Alexander the Great.

    The fire man was very exploit in saving that chiled from the burning building.
  7. me·thod·i·cal
    1. performed, disposed, or acting in a systematic way; systematic; orderly: a methodical person.

    2. painstaking, especially slow and careful; deliberate.

    That idea was very methodical on how it was brought up.
  8. ob·so·lete
    1. no longer in general use; fallen into disuse: an obsolete expression.

    2. of a discarded or outmoded type; out of date: an obsolete battleship.
  9. tan·gi·ble
    1. capable of being touched; discernible by the touch; material or substantial.

    2. real or actual, rather than imaginary or visionary: the tangible benefits of sunshine.
  10. ter·mi·nate
    1. to bring to an end; put an end to: to terminate a contract.

    2. to occur at or form the conclusion of: The countess's soliloquy terminates the play.