WOD Weeks 10, 11, & 12


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WOD Weeks 10, 11, & 12

  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