Anthem Vocabulary (12

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Definitions and sample sentences
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Definition:
To make wrinkles or grooves
Sample sentence:
The farmer furrowed the ground with his
tractor so that he could plant his crops.
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Definition:
Disregarding, thoughtless, careless,
unmindful
Sample sentence:
He walked on heedless of the signs
warning about the mine field.
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Definition:
Notably outstanding, famous
Sample sentence:
I was impressed by the illustrious group
of people at the fundraiser because
several of them were well known movie
stars.
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Definition:
Having a reputation of the worst kind,
vicious, notoriously bad
Sample sentence:
The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor was
an infamous act.
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Definition:
Feeling of weariness, fatigue, lack of
energy
Sample sentence:
The hot weather in some parts of Mexico
probably created the lassitude that led to
the siesta.
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Definition:
Likely to decay or to spoil
Sample sentence:
We have to move the perishable items to
a cooler place because they will spoil in
the warm temperature.
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Definition:
A doorway
Sample sentence:
She stood for a moment in the portal
before stepping into the room; the view
from the door helped her to see what was
happening in the area.
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Definition:
To completely destroy
Sample sentence:
Atomic war will raze many cities; the
total destruction will change the world.
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Definition:
To honor, to regard with respect
Sample sentence:
Nearly all Catholics revere the Pope, and
they show their respect for him by
attending church every Sunday.
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Definition:
A utensil for sifting or straining
Sample sentence:
The cook used a sieve to drain the pasta
before he added his signature sauce.
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Definition:
Yielding or surrendering oneself to the
will of another; obedient
Sample sentence:
I am very submissive to the demands
and requests of my parents because I feel
that they know best, so I follow the rules
that they have set for me.
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Definition:
To delay in coming or going; to linger
Sample sentence:
Please do not tarry to class because you
will receive a detention after you are late
three times.
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Definition:
Revengeful or spiteful
Sample sentence:
You should be more forgiving and less
vindictive because seeking revenge
usually does not bring good results.
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Definition:
Having excellent morals; righteous
Sample sentence:
One would expect nuns to be virtuous
because they are following the morals
and righteous behavior of the church.
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Definition:
A sudden and impulsive action
Sample sentence:
Our trip to Washington was a mere
whim, and we did not have hotel
reservations because we just decided to
leave this morning.
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