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Vocabulary Unit 4
Published on Nov 21, 2015
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(a kwit') v. To declare someone not guilty, or to take away a penalty
acquit is to exonerate as convict is to guilty
The man was charged with robbery, but he was found not guilty
and acquitted of all the charges.
(Dev' e stāt) v. To destroy or demolish, to leave in a waste land.
Devastate is to develop as wreck is to improve
When countries are at war, it can devastate an economy.
The U.S. Army
(ē lü' siv) adj. Difficult to understand or grasp, hard to explain
Elusive is to wily as baffling is to slippery
The math problem was too elusive for the kid to solve.
(i' dol īz) v. To worship a statue or figure; a person that is loved greatly.
Idolize is to adore as despise is to disdain
Native americans idolize many gods.
(kēp sāk) n. A special token or reminder
Keepsake is to reminder as memento is to souvenir.
My grandma's necklace is a special keepsake in our family.
(ō vā' shen) n. an enthusiastic way of showing appreciation or applause.
Ovation is to hurrahs as boos is to jeers.
After Buster Posey hit a home run the crowd gave him a standing ovation.
(plīt) n. A poor condition or state V. to solemnly vow
Plight is to predicament as vow is to pledge
Many animals are in plight conditions in the world.
The president had to plight to be in office.
(rev' e rē) n. To be lost in a fantasy
Reverie is to fantasy as meditation is to daydream
The child goes into a reverie often during class.
(skan) v. To skim thoroughly, to analyze the rhythm poem
N. a quick exam
Scan is to glance at as study is to survey
My mom wants to scan the grocery list before going to the store.
During my physical, my doctor gave me an eye exam.
(strīf) n. a quarrel or fight
Strife is to turmoil as peace is to agreement
The kids at school had a bitter strife.