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1

Hence

Therefore
The evidence is false, hence, the conclusion is also false

2

Furthermore

In addiction
Kenya has beautiful weather and, furthermore, does not have long night in the winter

3

Instance

Example
They are only instances of animals...

4

Stress

Extra importance
We should place greater stress in improving education

5

Maintain

To affirm, to declare; to support in speech na argument as a statement or proposition; to continue to say something althought people disagree.
Until his death, Columbus maintained that he sailed to Asia, not America

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Gratify

To make happy or satisfied
She was gratified with the surprise her kids did

7

Advocate

A person who actively supports an idea
Martin Luther King Jr. was a tireless advocate for the rights...

8

Defective

Defeituoso

9

Concede

to acknowledge defeat; admit that something is true or valid after first denying or resisting it.
I concede. You win!

10

Drawback

a disadvantage, a negative part
The total lack of windows was a major drawback of the house

11

Undertake

promise to do or start to do a large and difficult project

12

Secure

To attach something so that it won't come off
Please tightly secure the surfboard on top of the car
Assegurar
Animals work hard to secure food for the winter

13

Reside

Residir
I reside in California

14

Shift

To move something for a short distance
Please help me shift the table...

15

Attribute

Atribuir: to give and event or person credit for something (like a work of art or a speech)
The museum director attributed the recently discovered painting to Van Gogh; he attributed the firm's success to the efforts of the managing director

16

Correspond

Corresponder por carta

17

Prior

Previous
The prior CEO

18

Vary

Variar
The restaurants in this area vary greatly...

19

To range

The age of workers ranges from 15 to 75

20

Deter

To try to prevent; show opposition to (Dissuadir, deter)
The government's primary job should be to deter paths to war...; only a health problem would deter him from seeking re-election

21

Specimen

A small amount or individual used for studying the whole thing or group
The scientist broke off a chip of the misterious glowing rock and placed the specimen under the microscope

22

Momentum

the force from moving; the quantity of motion of a moving body
A train moving even the slowest speeds has enough momentum to make stopping difficult

23

Linger

to stay for longer than expected
Some guests were still lingering at 2:00 am

24

Reconcile

to make to things be logical together
She was unable to reconcile her friend Jane with the murderous character Jane on TV

25

Scrap

A small piece (usually left after most is gone)
The dog knew his best chance for a scrap of hamburger...

26

Endeavor

to try very hard to accomplish
Timmy fell down a lot while he was endeavoring to ride a bike

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Overcome

win a victory over
He overcame his shyness and talked to her

28

Overall

Overall meaning of the sentence

In general: overall, Americans eat a lot of beef

29

Whereas

Although - used to contrast two different things

Lemons are sour whereas most fruits are sweet

30

Lecture

Dar sermão
My mother lectured me about the dangers...