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

upscale, dressy

100
The boy lingered in the stands after the concert. He was hoping to watch the band members pack up. What does "lingered" mean?
stayed
100
The three students decided to collaborate on the project, since they all had different talents to share. What does "collaborate" mean?
work together
100
The snow was a marvel to look at as it glistened in the bright sun. What does "marvel" mean?
an awesome sight
100

I do not like to quarrel with anyone, so I will walk away.  What does quarrel mean?

fight or argue

200
The student strives to get an A on the test. What does "strives" mean?
try or tries
200
My objective was to get to work on time each day, so I would not get fired. What does "objective" mean?
goal
200
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
200
Joe felt anguish when his dog died. He'd had his dog for 13 years. What does "anguish" mean?
extreme pain, sadness and suffering.
200

The child looked bewildered when he couldn't find his mother.

What does bewildered mean?

300
The girl had a very distinct way of dressing. She did not dress like the rest of the crowd. What does "distinct" mean?
different
300
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
300
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
300
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
300

The old house was uninhabitable, so we had to tear it down.

What does uninhabitable mean?

not able to be lived in

400
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?
non-stop
400
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
400
The auditorium 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
400
We had to make a chronological time line during Social Studies when we studied the events leading up to the Revolutionary War. What does "chronological" mean?
going in order of time
400

She spent hours agonizing over the decision, thinking about every possible outcome. 

What does agonizing mean?

struggling or worrying

500
The town is so rural that most of the residents are cows! What does "rural" mean?
country
500
Keep your speech concise to save time. We have many students who need to present their reports. What does "concise" mean?
short
500
Nina was completely inept at cooking. She seemed to burn everything she tried to cook. What does "inept" mean?
have little or no skill
500
To satisfy the nervous new parents, the doctor performed a painstaking exam of the baby, to ensure it was healthy. What does "painstaking" mean?
careful, thorough, taking a lot of care
500

Many people say that I am very different from my sister.  She is reticent while I am friendly and outgoing. 

What does reticent mean?

shy, nervous, keep to myself

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