Glossary of English for Beth unit 6
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- Def.- to make up for
Toby had to atone for the inappropriate action he took.
- def.-slavery; any state of being bound or held down.
Because the man had a credible explanation, he was set free.
- def.- to pay for
The teams sponsors helped to defray for the equipment.
- def. hardworking, industrious, not lazy
The diligent worker got extra pay
- def.- sad; dreary
You could tell by the doleful looks on the player's faces they had lost the game
- def. frightful, horrible, deathly pale
The ghastly sight awaited us at the scene of the crime
- def. - to hold back
The consruction greatly hampered the travelers in their attempt at sight seeing
- def.- to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to.
The men began anything to hew new tools out of the tree limbs.
- def. poor in a state of poverty
After the war both nations poor and impoverished
- def.- never stopping
the boys incessant tapping was driving the other students insane
- def.- complicated
The intricate math equation confused everyone
- def- easy to understand; clear
Once the witnesses were lucid, the police began their questioning
- def.- occuring after death
The book was finally pubished, but it was posthumous because the author was dead
- def.- overly neat; precise
The boys room was shockingly prim and tidy.
- def.-grimly moking
The old man always wrote sardonic articles about the election canidates
- def.- exceeding what is sufficent
The girls room was superfluous and filled with unnessary objects
- def.- to take the place of
Cell phones rapily began to supplant pay phones.
- def.-to jeer at OR mocking remark
The teams began to taunt one another during the intense game
- def.- holding together, persistent
The old man was tenacious in his efforts to capture the fish
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