Improving Vocabulary Skills

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Matching words with definitions

To draw forth

To stop; bring to an end

Orderly; systematic

Close; near (to something)

Able to be touched; having form and matter

No longer active or in use; out of date

To increase or intensify

Great praise or applause; enthusiastic approval

To hold the full attention of; absorb

To use selfishly or unethically; take unfair advantage of


Sentence check one




adjacent c. elicit d. engross e. escalatef. exploit g. methodical h. obsolete i. tangible j. terminate

A wedding ring is a(n) _____ expression of a couple’s commitment to each other.

If solar energy becomes as cheap and plentiful as sunshine, nuclear energy, which is expensive, may become _____.

With movies like


g Private Ryan, Forrest Gump


Cast Away

to his credit, actor Tom Hanks has won Oscars and the _____ of admiring critics


Our house is _____ to one with a high wooden fence, so our view on that side is completely blocked.

The shouting match between Rose and her brother _____(e)d until it was so loud that the neighbors complained.


Sentence check one

a. acclaim b. adjacent c. elicit d. engross e. escalate

f. exploit g. methodical h. obsolete


. tangible j. terminate

Sometimes an article I’m reading on the bus will _____ me so much that I’ll pass my stop.When workers fell _____(e)d by their employers, they often go on strike for larger salaries and better working conditions.Diana is very _____ about writing letters. She keeps her writing materials in one spot, makes a list of the people she owes letter to, and writes once a week.

When Luke was caught stealing money on the job, the company _____(e)d his employment and brought him up on criminal charges.

In one disturbing survey, the question “Which do you like better, TV or Daddy?” _____(e)d this response from a number of children: “TV.”


Sentence check Two

a. acclaim b. adjacent c. elicit d. engross e. escalate

f. exploit g. methodical h. obsolete


. tangible j. terminate

1-2. The gifted ice skater’s routine _____(e)d the audience. It was the epitome of grace and power combined. At the end, a long, rapid spin _____(e)d a burst of applause.3-4. Although hand-crafted furniture is almost _____, mass production hasn’t yet _____(e)d all demand for it.5-6. Workers want _____ rewards such as money and a pension, but they also welcome less concrete benefits, such as _____ for a job well done.


The more the British _____(e)d the American colonies by taxing them unfairly, the more the colonists’ animosity toward the British _____(e)d.


Patty’s _____ baking technique includes arranging all ingredients in a row, with each one _____ to the one that is used after it.


Chapter three

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