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1

aplomb

noun

confidence and skill shown especially in a difficult situation

He showed great aplomb in dealing with the reporters.

2

aptitude

noun

a natural ability to do something or to learn something

The new test is supposed to measure the aptitudes of the students.

3

banish

verb

to force (someone) to leave a country as punishment

to send (someone or something) away

to cause (something) to go away

to get rid of (something)

The dictator banished anyone who opposed him.

4

concoction

noun

A food or drink) made by mixing different things together

A plan or story invented or developed, especially one used in order to trick or deceive someone

My mother is an expert at making leftover concoctions that are sometimes amazing.

verb form- concoct

5

debris

noun

The pieces that are left after something has been destroyed things (such as broken pieces and old objects) that are lying where they fell or that have been left somewhere because they are not wanted

After the earthquake, rescuers began digging through the debris in search of survivors.

6

eavesdrop

verb

to listen secretly to what is said in private

You should not eavesdrop on conversations; it can lead to you hearing something you don't want to know.

7

falter

verb

to stop being strong or successful

to begin to fail or weaken

to begin to walk or move in an unsteady way

to feel doubt about doing something

The business was faltering due to poor management.

8

hasten

verb

to cause (something) to happen more quickly

to move or act quickly

Is there any way to hasten the job of cleaning? I hate when it takes all day!

9

ignite

verb

to set on fire

to set things into motion

to cause extreme excitement

The win against their rival ignited the team's passion.

 

10

jabber

verb

to talk rapidly or indisticntly

When they came into the emergency room, they were jabbering on about something involving a truck and a flamethrower. 

11

kindle

verb

to start a fire

to stir up

to cause to glow

The fire will need to kindle for a while before it will be hot enough to cook on. 

 

12

misgivings

noun

a feeling of doubt about something

a feeling that something might not be right or might not work as planned

I felt some misgiving about his ability to do the job.

13

outlandish

adjective

looking or sounding bizare

The actress wore an outlandish dress to the awards ceremony.

14

pristine

adjective

perfect condition, usually in reference to cleaniliness

I prefer my desk to be pristine, but it is extremely hard to keep it that way. 

15

sabotage

noun- the act of destroying something on purpose

verb- to destroy something on purpose

 

Sabotage by any contestant will result in immediate disqualification.

So that I would not win the chili cookoff, Amanda sabotaged by pot by pouring extra chili powder in it. 

 

16

terse

adjective

brief or direct in a way that might seem rude or unfriendly

I can always tell when mom has had a rough day at work because she is unusually terse when we are talking at the dinner table. 

17

uncanny

adjective

strange or unusual in a way that is surprising or difficult to understand

She had an uncanny resemblance to someone I had seen before.

18

vigilant

noun

The state of being vigilant

People who are overseas fighting in a war must exercise constant vigilance when in enemy territory so that are not put in an unsafe situation.

19

waver

verb

to go back and forth between decisions

Many people do not like it when a politician wavers in their support for a position because it shows they are not sure of their opinion. 

20

yelp

noun or verb

a sharp shrill bark or cry (as of a dog or turkey)

I let out a yelp when I tripped over the desk.

21

noun

confidence and skill shown especially in a difficult situation

He showed great _____in dealing with the reporters.

aplomb

22

noun

a natural ability to do something or to learn something

The new test is supposed to measure the _____of the students.

aptitude

23

verb

to force (someone) to leave a country as punishment

to send (someone or something) away

to cause (something) to go away

to get rid of (something)

The dictator _____anyone who opposed him.

banish

24

noun

A food or drink) made by mixing different things together

A plan or story invented or developed, especially one used in order to trick or deceive someone

My mother is an expert at making leftover _____that are sometimes amazing.

verb form- concoct

concoction

25

noun

The pieces that are left after something has been destroyed things (such as broken pieces and old objects) that are lying where they fell or that have been left somewhere because they are not wanted

After the earthquake, rescuers began digging through the _____in search of survivors.

debris

26

verb

to listen secretly to what is said in private

You should not _____on conversations; it can lead to you hearing something you don't want to know.

eavesdrop

27

verb

to stop being strong or successful

to begin to fail or weaken

to begin to walk or move in an unsteady way

to feel doubt about doing something

The business was ______due to poor management.

falter

28

verb

to cause (something) to happen more quickly

to move or act quickly

Is there any way to _____the job of cleaning? I hate when it takes all day!

hasten

29

verb

to set on fire

to set things into motion

to cause extreme excitement

The win against their rival _____the team's passion.

 

ignite

30

verb

to talk rapidly or indisticntly

When they came into the emergency room, they were _____ on about something involving a truck and a flamethrower. 

jabber

31

verb

to start a fire

to stir up

to cause to glow

The fire will need to _____for a while before it will be hot enough to cook on. 

 

kindle

32

noun

a feeling of doubt about something

a feeling that something might not be right or might not work as planned

I felt some _____about his ability to do the job.

misgivings

33

adjective

looking or sounding bizare

The actress wore an _____dress to the awards ceremony.

outlandish

34

adjective

perfect condition, usually in reference to cleaniliness

I prefer my desk to be _____, but it is extremely hard to keep it that way. 

pristine

35

noun- the act of destroying something on purpose

verb- to destroy something on purpose

 

_____by any contestant will result in immediate disqualification.

So that I would not win the chili cookoff, Amanda _____by pot by pouring extra chili powder in it. 

 

sabotage

36

adjective

brief or direct in a way that might seem rude or unfriendly

I can always tell when mom has had a rough day at work because she is unusually _____when we are talking at the dinner table. 

terse

37

adjective

strange or unusual in a way that is surprising or difficult to understand

She had an _____resemblance to someone I had seen before.

uncanny

38

noun

The state of being vigilant

People who are overseas fighting in a war must exercise constant _____when in enemy territory so that are not put in an unsafe situation.

vigilant

39

verb

to go back and forth between decisions

Many people do not like it when a politician _____in their support for a position because it shows they are not sure of their opinion. 

waver

40

noun or verb

a sharp shrill bark or cry (as of a dog or turkey)

I let out a _____when I tripped over the desk.

yelp