Flashcards in Lesson 1 Deck (17):
In or to a foreign country.
*loius Armstrong often traveled abroad.
*living abroad can be an educational experience.
(Abrupt change in the weather, decision)
*There was an abrupt change in the weather.
*After the incident everyone left abruptly.
Good enough to be used for a particular purpose or to be considered satisfactory.
*The idea was acceptable to everyone.
*The registrar accepted more applications than he should have.
Enthusiastic approval, applause, to praise someone or something publicly.
*Isaac Stern has won acclaim abroad.
*Acclaimed authors often win Pultizer prizes.
Being in existence, real or factual.
*They were actually very good soccer player.
*The actual time allotted to complete the test is two hours.
(n) adversary, adversity
displeasing, objectionable or bad
*Adverse weather conditions made it difficult to play the game.
*His indecision adversely affected his job performance.
(Heed your father's advice)
A recommendation given by someone not associated with the problem or situation.
*Good advice is hard to find.
*It is not advisable to stay up late the day before a test.
attraction, attractiveness (n)
Calling attention to, pleasing, creating interest.
*The idea of working four, ten-hour work days was attractive to the employees.
*The major attraction of the show was speech by the president.
*Mexico became an autonomous state in 1817
*although working closely with the government, all business function autonomously.
always present, continual
*The author's chronic headache prevented her from finishing the chapter.
*He is chronically late to class.
(n) the act of disagreeing
the act of disagreeing
*Their disapproval of the plan caused the experiment to abandoned.
*The students disapproved of the plan of study.
Causing confusion and interruption
*Frequent questions during lectures can be disruptive.
*The storm caused a disruption in bus service.
SYN carelessly, arbitrary
(In a haphazard way)
having no order or pattern, by chance
*It was obvious that the house was built haphazardly.
*Susan completed the assignment in a haphazard way.
(Persistent problem, trouble)
Continuous, refusing to give up, firm in action or decision
*The attorney's persistent questioning weakened the witness.
*Her persistence earned her a spot on the team.
(Delay, put off )
To change to a later time, to delay.
*The referee decided to postpone the soccer match.
*The postponement of the meeting upset the impatient club members.
Producing a desired result based on truths or facts.
*The students had a valid reason for missing class.
*The professor questioned the validity of the test results.