Unit 2 "Instant Cash" - An Expository Essay

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Unit 2 "Instant Cash" - An Expository Essay

Set A: avowed, bountiful, congested, enterprising, gingerly, glut, incognito, minimize, veer, wanton

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Avowed (adj.): to declare openly and without shame; acknowledged

Mike is an

avowed

fan of the New York Yankees.

The governor publicly

avowed

that he would not raise taxes.

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Bountiful (adj.): giving freely, generous; plentiful, giving abundantly

On Thanksgiving Day Americans celebrate and give thanks for all our

bountiful

gifts.

Legend says that somewhere in the Sierra Nevada Mountains a

bountiful

gold mine is hidden.

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Congested (adj.): overcrowded; filled to capacity

The highway was heavily congested after the accident.

The pneumonia caused his lungs to be congested and filled with fluid.

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Enterprising (

adj

): energetic; willing to try something new; bold and imaginative

On the show

Shark Tank

, contestants must show

enterprising

ways to create and market new products.

The

enterprising

kindergartners sold homemade lemonade from their front yard.

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Gingerly (adj.): with extreme care or caution

We gingerly crossed

the

old

wooden bridge.

The chemist gingerly poured the dangerous mixture into the test tube.

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Glut (v): to provide more than is needed; to eat or fill to the point of overstuffing

Dan

glutted

himself with popcorn at the movies.

A

glut

of oil lowers the price of gasoline.

Contestants glutted themselves with Nathan's famous hot dogs.

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Incognito (adj., adv.): in disguise; under an assumed name

To avoid autograph seekers, the famous athlete entered the movie theater incognito.

The escaped prisoner of war remained incognito in the city until he could be rescued.

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Minimize (v): to make as small as possible; make the least of

To

minimize

the risk of injury in a car, wear your seatbelt.

Please

minimize

your computer screen to work on your presentation.

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Veer (v): to change or shift course suddenly

The monstrous hurricane

veered

out to sea to the joy of the shore towns.

The truck driver

veered

to the left to avoid the speeding car.

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Wanton (adj.): reckless, heartless, cruel, intentional

Leaving your dog outside in the cold is a wanton act of cruelty.

Your wanton misuse of the computer has damaged it beyond repair.


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