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1

Microbe

Noun
Organism that is invisible to the naked eye
Malaria is caused by a microbe that can be transmitted by the bite of certain mosquitos
I could not see the organism because it was a microbe.

2

Microcosm

Noun
Something that resembles something else on a very small scale
The building microcosm was very small but it was for something that is very big.
The microcosm model was smaller than I thought it would be.

3

Minuscule

Adjective
Extremely small
The rice grain was very minuscule, it was smaller than a strawberry seed.
When babies are born they are very minuscule.

4

Minutia

Noun
A small or trivial detail
The minutia is not a big deal in your essay, it is just little details you have to fix.
My costume for the play had a lot of minutia mistakes, it was missing little cloths.

5

Attenuate

Verb
To make small
I was playing with clay and I made it attenuate to I can fit it back in the container
I was babysitting and I hade to attenuate the babies food so she doesn't choke on it.

6

Tenuous

Adjective
Thin or flimsy
The stick was very tenuous so it was easy to break.
Paper is very tenuous and it will fit in your folder even if you have a lot of papers in it.

7

Satiate

Verb
To satisfy an appetite fully
I satiated myself with an in and out burger yesterday.
To satiate yourself you must eat a good meal that will fill you up.

8

Comply

Verb
To do as one is asked or ordered
I complied to my teachers orders to do the assignment
I had to comply to the instructions to make the tent.

9

Implement

Noun
A tool or utensil
The implement for my food is made of metal.
I lost my implement to hammer the nail into the wall.

10

Replete

Adjective
Well stocked or supplied
You must be repleted just in case their is an earthquake.
I am repleted with utensils for the school year.

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Expletive

Noun
An oath
Although we couldn't speak their language, we knew they were uttering expletive things at us.
He just burst out expletive language at me because I accidentally broke his pencil.