7. 1. Joint: the point of contact between elements of an animal skeleton with the
parts that surround and support it.
Example: a joint between two pieces of timber
2. foul: offensive to the senses
Example: the foul odor of rotten eggs
3. coil: everyday cares and worries
Example: when we have shuffled off this mortal coil
4. hoist: an act of raising or lifting
Example: Cargo was hoisted up into the ship.
5. stout: strong of character
Example: He has a stout heart.
8. 6. dawdle: to spend time idly
Example: I don't want you dawdling while you making deliveries for Mrs. Ford.
7. mouthful: the quantity usually taken into the mouth at one time
Example: It was a delicious meal. We enjoyed every mouthful.
8. counter: a piece (as of metal or plastic) used in reckoning or in games
Example: After she made her point, he could not counter with anything.
9. brought: to convey, lead, carry, or cause to come along with one toward the
place from which the action is being regarded
Example: Why not just brought me the money when you come?
10. bawl: to cry out loudly and unrestrainedly
Example: a sergeant bawling at his troops
9. 11.fountain: the source from which something proceeds or is supplied
Example: The crowd gathered around the fountain in the plaza.
12.sprawls: to lie or sit with arms and legs spread out
Example: The kids sprawled on the floor to watch TV.
13.douse: to plunge into water
Example: Blanch the green beans then douse them in a bath of ice water.
14.clause: a group of words containing a subject and predicate and functioning as a
member of a complex or compound sentence
Example: The sentence “When it rained they went inside” consists of two clauses:
“when it rained” and “they went inside.”
15.sprouts: to grow, spring up, or come forth as or as if a sprout
Example: seeds sprouting in the spring
10. 16. cautious: careful about avoiding danger or risk
Example: Any cautious tourist will guard her passport.
17.turmoil: a state or condition of extreme confusion, agitation, or commotion
Example: The country has been in turmoil for the past 10 years.
18.scrawny: exceptionally thin and slight or meager in body or size
Example: The only plants in their yard were a couple of scrawny bushes.
19.foundation: a basis upon which something stands or is supported
Example: The inspector discovered a crack in the house's foundation.
20. turquoise: a mineral that is a blue, bluish-green, or greenish-gray hydrous basic
phosphate of copper and aluminum, takes a high polish, and is valued as a gem when
Example: borrows from the kitchen but with more the grays and wood tones than
the bright turquoise.