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1

abandon

(uh-ban-dun)

v. desert; leave without planning to come back; quit

when Roy abondoned his family, the police went looking for him.

2

keen

(keen)

adj. sharp; eager; intense; sensitive

the butcher's keen knife cut through the meat.

3

jealous

(jel-uhs)

adj. afraid that the one you love might prefer someone else

adj. wanting what someone else has

Being jealous, Mona would not let her boyfriend dance with any of the cheerleaders.

4

tact

(takt)

n. ability to say the right thing

my aunt never hurts anyone's feelings because she always uses tact.

by the use of tact, Janet was able to calm her jealous husband.

5

oath

(ohth)

n. a promise that something is true.

n. a curse

The president will take the oath of office tomorrow.

when Terry discovered that he had been abandoned, he left out an angry oath.

6


vacant

(vey-kant)

adj. emty; not filled

I put my coat on that vacant seat.

7


hardship

(hard-ship)

n. something that is hard to bear; difficulty

Abe Lincoln was able to overcome one hardship after another.

8

gallant

(gal-unt)

adj. brave

adj. showing respect for women

many gallant knights entered the contest to win the princess.

Ed is so gallant that he always gives up his subway seat to a woman.

9

data

(deyt-uh) or (dat-uh)

n. facts; information

the data about the bank robbery were given to the F.B.I.

10

unaccustomed

(ahn-uh-kahs-tumd)

adj. not used to something

coming from Alaska. claude was unaccustomed to Floricda's heat.

11

bachelor

(bach-uh-luhr)

n. adj. a man who has not married

My brother took an oath to remain a bachelor.

12


qualify

(kwal-uh-fahy)

v. become fit; show that you are able

I am trying to qualify for the job that is now vacant.