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The restaurant was formal, so I bought a new suit. What does "formal" mean?
upscale, dressy

There is usually a lot of traffic on the way to work, so I leave early so I can always be punctual. 

What does punctual mean? 

Prompt, on time, never late 

The three students decided to collaborate on the project, since they all had different talents to share. What does "collaborate" mean?
work together
The snow was a marvel to look at as it glistened in the bright sun. What does "marvel" mean?
an awesome sight

I looked for my glasses for an hour, but was oblivious to the fact that they were on my head the whole time!

What does oblivious mean?

To not know, not realize, or not be aware of something


The student studies really hard and strives to get an A on the test. What does "strives" mean?

try or tries


The manager complimented the reliable employee. He said she always shows up for her shifts and does what she says she is going to do. 

What does reliable mean? 

Trustworthy, dependable

This school has a lot of diversity. We have students from many races, religions and cultural backgrounds. What does "diversity" mean?
different kinds of things or people together
Joe felt anguish when his dog died. He'd had his dog for 13 years. What does "anguish" mean?
extreme pain, sadness and suffering.

The teacher emphasized the date of the test over and over in class, so he was upset when so many students forgot to study! 

What does emphasize mean? 

To bring attention to something, to repeat something important so everyone knows or remembers

The girl had a very distinct way of dressing. She did not dress like the rest of the crowd. What does "distinct" mean?
Our hockey team was far superior than any other team in the league. We had not lost a game yet! What does "superior" mean?
the best
Cheerleaders are a boisterous group. They spend a lot of time jumping and shouting to energize the players and the fans. What does "boisterous" mean?
loud, noisy, energetic
Joe pledged his allegiance to his new team, even though, he missed many members of his old team. What does "allegiance" mean?
loyalty or devotion

Many students find it beneficial to make flashcards when studying for a test. 

What does beneficial mean?


The continuous pounding of the hammers gave me a headache. It seemed like they had been working on the new ramp for days. What does "continuous" mean?
The gymnast was so agile. I was amazed at the graceful way she moved during the floor routine. What does "agile" mean?
flexible, able to bend and move in many ways

The movie theater looks like it is filled to capacity. I don't think we will find an empty seat. What does "capacity" mean?

The largest amount possible


The creative writing assignment in English class was to create a fictional character, then write a story about them defeating an evil villain. 

What does fictional mean? 

Not real, made up

Tests make me apprehensive, especially when I have more than one on the same day or it's in a hard class. 

What does apprehensive mean? 

Nervous, anxious 

The town is so rural that most of the residents are cows! What does "rural" mean?
Keep your speech concise to save time. We have many students who need to present their reports. What does "concise" mean?
Nina was completely inept at cooking. She seemed to burn everything she tried to cook. What does "inept" mean?
have little or no skill

The exceptional soccer player won the gold medal at the Olympics last year. 

What does exceptional mean? 

Outstanding, very good, one of the best


I was doing homework quietly, when all of a sudden I heard a commotion. When I looked up, I saw a car accident had just happened in front of me!

What does commotion mean? 

A loud noise

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