Group 3 Vocabulary Definitions
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Abhorrent= hateful
Admonish= warn
Ambrosial= delicious
Confine= imprison
Decade= 10 years
Detonate= explode
Ephemeral= short-lived
Gullible= easily deceived
Haggle= argue
Immerse= place in liquid
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Insomnia= sleeplessness
Lapse= mistake
Probe= investigation
Render= give
Repast= meal
Replenish= refill
Score= 20
Snub= insult
Sutures= stitches
Unwittingly= unintentionally
Pretest 3: “Commonsense” Contexts
1. Admonished means warned
or scolded.
2. Repast means meal.
3. Replenished means refilled.
4. Insomnia means
sleeplessness.
5. Rendering means giving.
6. Score means 20.
7. Decade means 10 years.
8. Sutures means stitches.
9. Gullible means easily
deceived.
10. Confined means imprisoned.
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Probe means investigation.
Haggle means argue.
Lapse means mistake.
Ephemeral means shortlived.
Abhorrent means hateful.
Snub means insult.
Unwittingly means
unintentionally.
Detonated means exploded.
Immersed means placed in
liquid.
Ambrosial means delicious.
Exercise 2.14
1. Their fame was ephemeral.
2. She is an insomniac.
3. The shoppers were haggling.
4. Were the stitches removed?
5. No one likes confinement.
6. He is very gullible.
7. Unwittingly, I snubbed you.
8. We abhor their behavior.
9. Has your policy lapsed?
10.The offenders were admonished.
Exercise 2.18
1. We respected them, but they treated us with
__________.
2. If yellow is __________ to you, choose another color.
3. Many windows were shattered by the __________.
4. Liz read the poem beautifully, but your __________ was
even better.
5. Gregg was so __________ in his book that he didn’t see us
enter.
6. A team of experienced __________ is investigating the
crash.
7. If you are king or queen for a day, your glory will be
__________.
8. Most authors are soon forgotten, but a few achieve
__________ fame.
9. The rebellious inmate was put into solitary __________.
10. It was his first warning. Never before had he been
__________.