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Vocabulary
ashore [əˈʃɔːr] adv.

If something goes ashore, it goes from water to the land. After a long day of fishing, Glen pulled his boat ashore, so it wouldn’t float away.

contradict [ˌkɒntrəˈdikt] v.

To contradict means to state the opposite of what someone else has. Ken was always fighting with his little sister because she kept contradicting him.

counterpart [ˈkauntərpɑːrt] v.

A counterpart is something that is very similar to something else in what it does. Our manager will meet our rival company’s counterpart later today.

devoid [diˈvɔid] adj.

When something or someone is devoid of a thing, they are missing it. The movie was devoid of any violence, so it was a perfect movie for the family.

diverge [diˈvəːrdʒ] v.

To diverge is to become different or to follow a different direction. The road diverged into two paths that led to our houses.

elude [iˈluːd] v.

To elude means to avoid being caught by something. The rabbit eluded the wolf by hiding in a bush.

embryo [ˈembriou] n.

An embryo is a human or animal that is still growing inside its mother. Some doctors say that what a mother eats has a big effect on her embryo.

fend [fend] v.

To fend off something means to push it away and avoid it. Dave spent all night fending off bugs instead of sleeping.

fictitious [fikˈtiʃəs] adj.

When something is fictitious, it is made up and not real. The author said that the characters in her book were completely fictitious.

gazette [gəˈzet] n.

A gazette is a newspaper. Alice wants to write for a gazette when she’s older.

homogeneous [ˌhouməˈdʒiːniəs] adj.

If something is homogeneous, it is made up of things which are all the same. All of the houses on Victor’s block were boring and homogenous.

obstruct [əbˈstrʌkt] v.

To obstruct something means to get in its way. The car broke down on the road and obstructed traffic for hours.

plunge [plʌndʒ] v.

To plunge means to move down into something very quickly. The water in the pool was very cold, but the boy plunged in anyway.

prolong [prouˈlɔ:ŋ] v.

To prolong means to make something last for a longer time. Sandy walked slowly across the beach, trying to prolong her lunch break.

publicize [ˈpʌbləsaiz] v.

To publicize is to make something get a lot of attention. The company publicized the job positions in the newspaper.

sparse [spɑːrs] adj.

If something is sparse, there is not very much of it in a big area. Rob spent Saturday in his garden, clearing out the sparse weeds.

surplus [ˈsəːrplʌs] n.

A surplus is an extra amount of something. The store sold their surplus items on sale.

theorize [ˈθi:əraiz] v.

To theorize means to develop ideas about something. They enjoyed theorizing about how things worked.

verify [ˈverəfai] v.

To verify means to find out if something is true. Julian called the movie theater to verify that the movie started at nine.

vigorous [ˈvigərəs] adj.

If something or someone is vigorous, they use a lot of energy. Henry uses vigorous exercise to keep himself in shape.

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