Fraud is the crime of gaining money by lying or by tricking people. —►Experts say that credit card fraud increases around the holidays. h y d r o g e n [haidradjan] n.
Hydrogen is a gas that has no taste, color, or smell. -» Balloons filled with hydrogen can easily float away if you aren’t careful.
Integrity is honesty and good morals. —» The principal had a lot of integrity.
To knit is to make fabric by connecting strings together. -+ My grandmother knitted me a sweater.
An outlook is a person’s opinion or way of thinking about something. -* He changed his outlook about rats after he read a book about them.
A parachute is a device that helps people and things fall to the ground safely. —► They used parachutes dropped from airplanes to send supplies to the civilians.
When something is prehistoric, it is from a time when there was no written history. -> The scientists found prehistoric pots used by the people in the area.
A proponent is a person who supports an idea or a plan. —*He was a proponent of using environmentally friendly products.
To refine something is to make it better by making changes. —» The principal refined his method of controlling students over the years.
To restrict is to limit something and prevent it from getting bigger. —► The club restricted the amount of members.
Published on May 18, 2015
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