Improving Vocabulary Skills

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Chapter . 26 . 1. . c. ondone . (verb) . - ___________. . . . I cannot . condone. Barb’s smoking in public. It threatens other people’s health.. c. ondone . means. :. . . to excuse. . to recall. ID: 191035 Download Presentation

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Improving Vocabulary Skills

Chapter

26

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1. condone (verb) - ___________ I cannot condone Barb’s smoking in public. It threatens other people’s health.condone means:

to excuse

to recall

C.

to punish

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2. contemplate (verb) - ___________ Because Ben hadn’t studied for the test, he contemplated cheating. He quickly realized, however, that the eagle-eyed teacher would spot him. contemplate means:

to consider

to pretend

C.

to avoid

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3. feasible (adj.) - ___________ It isn’t feasible for me to work full time and keep the house clean unless someone helps me with the cleaning chores.feasible means:

wrong

legal

C.

possible

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4. feign (verb) - ___________ Since I had heard about my surprise party, I had to feign shock when everyone yelled, “Surprise!”feign means:

to wish for

to prove

C.

to fake

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5. fiscal (adj.) - ___________ The gift shop closed because of fiscal problems. It simply didn’t make enough money to cover costs. fiscal means:

emotional

financial

C.

unfair

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6. furtive (adj.) - ___________ According to experts, teenagers who are furtive about where they are going and with whom may be involved with drugs. furtive means:

secret

dependable

C.

serious

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7. gape (verb) - ___________ Because drivers slowed down to gape at an accident in the southbound lanes, northbound traffic was backed up for miles. gape means:

to yell

to appreciate

C.

t

o stare

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8. pathetic (adj.) - ___________ Health care in some areas of the world is pathetic. People are dying of diseases that are easily treatable with modern medicine. pathetic means:

ordinary

miserable

C.

expensive

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9. precedent (noun) - ___________ When Jean’s employer gave her three months off after her baby was born, a precedent was set for any other woman in the firm who became pregnant. precedent means:

a question

a delay

C.

a

model

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10. punitive (adj.) - ___________ Many parents find that reward is a better basis for teaching children than punitive action is. punitive means:

punishing

forgiving

C.

uneven


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