Tag: WVI level 4

Jun
28
2013

berate

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berate

reIt

transitive verb

to reproach or scold severely.
example: He berated his son for getting cut from the football team.

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Jun
24
2013

quiescent

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qui·es·cent

kwi e sənt

adjective

in a state of inaction or rest; dormant.
example: We played at the base of the quiescent volcano.
example: As long as his tuberculosis remained quiescent, he was able to work and provide for his family.

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Jun
18
2013

austere

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austere

aw stir

adjective

1. having a stern or solemn appearance or personality.
example: The austere clergyman was somewhat frightening to the children.

2. having nothing more than what is strictly necessary; very simple or plain.
example: The doctor put her on an austere diet.
example: Her room in the hospital was austere, and this made her appreciate the flowers even more. (more…)

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