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n. improper, wrong, or cruel treatment; insulting language
Never abuse your brothers or sisters.
v. to put to bad use; to hurt or damage by treating badly
If you abuse your toys, they won't last long to use.
n. a machine or tool used to do the household job
We recently bought a new small appliance called a microwave.
v. to agree or prove that something is true; to make sure, remove any doubt
The villian refused to confirm he had the shrink ray.
v. to stun or confuse
Dr. Gru would daze people with his freeze gun.
n. state of confusion; a trance
adj. not strong or solid; poorly made; not convincing
I don't think my teacher believed my flimsy excuse for not doing my homework.
n. a standard measure used to tell size, thickness, and so on; an instrument used to measure
My Dad uses a gauge to measure the thickness of steel plate at work.
v. to measure; estimate
n. an animal or person that moves from one region to another as the seasons change; a farmworker who moves seasonally to pick differnet crops
We passed a field full of migrant berries for picking.
adj. not taking any side in a disagreement or war; in-between, lacking distinction; not in gear.
Switzerland remained neutral through both World Wars I and II.
adj. showing no sorrow or regret for another's suffering or troubles
The audience booed the pitiless villian.
adj. fit to be seen or inspected
My parents told me to look presentable for church.
v. to turn around a central point; to alternate
Do you know how long it takes the Earth to rotate once? (24 hours :)
n. a thin strip; a tiny piece or amount
Not a shred of evidence was found.
v. to cut or tear into thin strips or small pieces; to rip up
Mrs. Davies was asked to shred the document.