By Murray Bromberg
This up-to-date vocabulary-building publication provides the basic middle of phrases that scholars at middle-school and better degrees needs to comprehend and be ready to use fluently for tutorial luck. those phrases additionally represent crucial vocabulary for ESL scholars and test-takers, in addition to others who converse English as their moment language. The authors current a chain of short word-building classes, each one introducing 12 new phrases which are awarded in pattern sentences and brief articles. Fill-in-the-blanks routines support scholars degree their word-building development. expert with transparent but easy definitions and examples, readers will locate their vocabulary has more desirable dramatically.
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As they tried to lift the bulky* piano, the movers went whirling across the living room. c. Because Angelo drank too much, he commenced* to feel that everything was whirling around the bar. 10. underdog ( un' ddr dog) person having the worst of any struggle; one who is expected to lose a. * b. I always feel sorry for the underdog in a street fight. c. The Jets were identified* as underdogs even though they had beaten the Steelers earlier in the season. 11. thrust (thrust) push with force a. Once the jet engine was ignited,* it thrust the rocket from the ground.
Decrease ( di kres ') make or become less a. As he kept spending money, the amount he had saved decreased. b. In order to improve business, the store owner decreased his prices. c. The landlord promised to decrease our rent. 12. audible ( o da bal) able to be heard a. From across the room, the teacher's voice was barely audible. b. After Len got his new hearing aid, my telephone calls became audible. c. Commands from Ann's drill sergeant were always easily audible. Words in Use Read the following passage to see how the new words are used in it.
12. audible ( o da bal) able to be heard a. From across the room, the teacher's voice was barely audible. b. After Len got his new hearing aid, my telephone calls became audible. c. Commands from Ann's drill sergeant were always easily audible. Words in Use Read the following passage to see how the new words are used in it. The Electric Auto Is on Its Way Ignite gasoline and you have noise and smoke; turn on an electric motor and you abolish two headaches that are dreaded* by urban populations.
504 Absolutely Essential Words by Murray Bromberg