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acquire (v) to gain ownership of     something; to get by one’s     own efforts or actions           [uh-kwahyuhr]Clue: ac...
antagonize (v) to make an enemy of;     to stir up anger or dislike         [an-tag-uh-nahyz]Clue: antagonize = irritate +...
competent (adj) having the ability to         do what is needed           [kom-pi-tuhnt]Clue: competent = ableThe mechanic...
comprise (v) 1. to form; to make up           2. to consist of or include           [kuhm-prahyz]Clue: comprise = made + c...
correspond (v) 1. to match to be                equal to          2. to exchange letters          with another person     ...
dilapidated (adj) in poor condition           from neglect or age          [dih-lap-i-dey-tid]Clue: dilapidated = out date...
illustrious (adj) very famous;              outstanding            [ih-luhs-tree-uhs]Clue: illustrious = best + well known...
incident (n) something that happens      in real life or in a story ; an      event, often of little importance           ...
inherit (v) 1. to receive something from       someone after that person’s death.       2. to receive, as part of one’s   ...
latitude (n) 1. the distance north or south       of the equator; measured in degrees       2. a region as marked by its d...
loath (adj) unwilling; reluctant;            adverse             [lohth, lohth]Clue: loath = don’t likeI was loath to put ...
maintain (v) 1. to declare something     to be true 2. to continue in the     same way or condition 3. to     keep in good...
renovate (v) to make like new again     (n) the act of renovating; the     thing renovated            [ren-uh-veyt]Clue: r...
reprimand (v) to scold in a harsh for      formal manner      (n) a strong scolding from      someone in authority [n. rep...
supervise (v) to direct or manage     activities     (n) the act of managing or     directing           [soo-per-vahyz]Clu...
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WOD Weeks 10, 11, & 12

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  1. 1. acquire (v) to gain ownership of something; to get by one’s own efforts or actions [uh-kwahyuhr]Clue: acquire = getMost tourists acquire souvenirsfrom the places they visit.Ex: acquire knowledge; acquire skills; acquire possessions; acquire wealth
  2. 2. antagonize (v) to make an enemy of; to stir up anger or dislike [an-tag-uh-nahyz]Clue: antagonize = irritate + angerYou will antagonize your classmatesif you make derogatory commentsabout them.Ex: antagonize smaller siblings; antagonize an opponent
  3. 3. competent (adj) having the ability to do what is needed [kom-pi-tuhnt]Clue: competent = ableThe mechanic is competent to workon the car’s brakes.Ex: competent student; competent doctor; competent repairman
  4. 4. comprise (v) 1. to form; to make up 2. to consist of or include [kuhm-prahyz]Clue: comprise = made + consistA baseball team comprises nineplayers.Ex: six states comprise New England;a class comprised of 25 students
  5. 5. correspond (v) 1. to match to be equal to 2. to exchange letters with another person [kawr-uh-spond, kor-]Clue: correspond = equal toThe two handwriting samplescorrespond in every way.Ex: correspond the numbers;correspond through email
  6. 6. dilapidated (adj) in poor condition from neglect or age [dih-lap-i-dey-tid]Clue: dilapidated = out datedThe shed was so dilapidated that itwasn’t worth repairing.Ex: dilapidated mansion; dilapidated interior; dilapidated conditions
  7. 7. illustrious (adj) very famous; outstanding [ih-luhs-tree-uhs]Clue: illustrious = best + well knownOn 27 November 1895, Alfred Nobelsigned his last will and testament, givingthe largest share of his fortune to anillustrious series of prizes known as theNobel Prizes.Ex: illustrious writer; illustrious leader
  8. 8. incident (n) something that happens in real life or in a story ; an event, often of little importance [in-si-duhnt]Clue: incident = eventMy car was struck from behind, but Ithought no more about the incidentuntil my neck began to hurt.Ex: report the incident; describe the incident; unexpected incident
  9. 9. inherit (v) 1. to receive something from someone after that person’s death. 2. to receive, as part of one’s physical or mental make-up, from one’s parents [in-her-it]Clue: inherit = eye color + hair colorI inherited this house from mygrandparents.Ex: inherited a fortune; inherited antiquefurniture; inherit parents’ genes
  10. 10. latitude (n) 1. the distance north or south of the equator; measured in degrees 2. a region as marked by its distance from the equator 3. freedom from strict rules [lat-i-tood, -tyood]Clue: latitude = north + southStudents in high school are allowed somelatitude in choosing their courses.Ex: degrees of latitude; parents gave childsome latitude
  11. 11. loath (adj) unwilling; reluctant; adverse [lohth, lohth]Clue: loath = don’t likeI was loath to put my trust in such adevious person.Ex: loath eating liver and onions; loath doing chores; loath sharing the computer
  12. 12. maintain (v) 1. to declare something to be true 2. to continue in the same way or condition 3. to keep in good condition [meyn-teyn]Clue: maintain = to keep up wellThe state of Alabama maintains thestate highways.Ex: maintain a healthy weight; maintain the home; maintain her grades
  13. 13. renovate (v) to make like new again (n) the act of renovating; the thing renovated [ren-uh-veyt]Clue: renovate = make like newA group of concerned parents wasresponsible for the renovation of thedilapidated playground.Ex: renovate the old house; renovate the basement
  14. 14. reprimand (v) to scold in a harsh for formal manner (n) a strong scolding from someone in authority [n. rep-ruh-mand, -mahnd; v. rep-ruh- mand, -mahnd, rep-ruh-mand, -mahnd]Clue: reprimand = ream outThe manager reprimanded his employeefor being late to work.Ex: reprimand the students; reprimand the toddler; reprimand the workers
  15. 15. supervise (v) to direct or manage activities (n) the act of managing or directing [soo-per-vahyz]Clue: supervise = watch overMrs. Wilson will supervise thestudents in detention this week.Ex: supervise classes; superviseworkers; supervise employees
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