v. desert; leave without planning to come back; quit
when Roy abondoned his family, the police went looking for him.
adj. sharp; eager; intense; sensitive
the butcher's keen knife cut through the meat.
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.
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.
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.
adj. emty; not filled
I put my coat on that vacant seat.
n. something that is hard to bear; difficulty
Abe Lincoln was able to overcome one hardship after another.
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.
(deyt-uh) or (dat-uh)
n. facts; information
the data about the bank robbery were given to the F.B.I.
adj. not used to something
coming from Alaska. claude was unaccustomed to Floricda's heat.
n. adj. a man who has not married
My brother took an oath to remain a bachelor.
v. become fit; show that you are able
I am trying to qualify for the job that is now vacant.