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|Assimilate (uh-SIM-i-late): verb -- to become like others in a group, to make similar|
|When some people come to America, they assimilate with American culture. Others preserve their native culture, while still others do a combination of both. |
|Indict (in-DITE): verb - to officially charge with a crime|
|When famous people are indicted, it's all over the news.|
The police are searching for new evidence. They will not indict him until convincing evidence is found.
|Extol (ex-TŌL): verb - to praise |
|My grandmother extolled the virtue of wearing quality jewelry.|
We extolled the many fine qualities of the new symphony orchestra.
verb - to add decoration, to make more detailed, to exaggerate|
|You don't need to embellish your story of getting lost in the Himalayas. It's exciting enough as it is.|
I decided to embellish our living room with some framed photographs of colorful scenery.
|Redundant (ree-DUN-dent): adj - done before, made boring by repetition|
|The senator's speech was awfully redundant. Budget cuts, budget cuts, and more budget cuts!|
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|Dubious (DOO-bee-us): adj -- doubtful, lacking authenticity|
|The scientific evidence given at the trial was dubious. It matched the needs of the case a little too well.|
The content on some websites can be dubious, especially if the site is more concerned with getting online traffic than with offering information.
|Erratic (e-RA-dik): adj. - not consistent, frequently changing|
|Even though his attendance was erratic, he made an A in the class. That made the other students angry.|
My roommate's cleaning methods were erratic. She was not easy to live with!
|Specious (SPEE-shus): adj - seeming true, but actually being false|
|His essay had many specious arguments. He had great vocabulary, but almost no genuine content. |
Are you sure that what you're saying isn't specious? I think you need more information.
|Jaded (JĀ-ded): verb - knowing so much as to be tired of something, having knowledge that makes one ironic|
|She used to believe in the political process, but after working in Washington for 5 years, she was so jaded that she tried to buy votes for her political party.|
When he joined the army, he was young and energetic. Very quickly, he became jaded and harsh.
|Squander (SQUAHN-der): verb - to waste, to use up on useless things|
|During the 1980's, many people became rich. Unfortunately, many people also squandered their money.|
Her father gave her some college spending money. He told her that if she squandered it, he would not give her any more.
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