a C U te [ekjurt] adj.
When a bad thing is acute, it is very severe and intense. -> When she fell out of the tree, the girl felt an acute pain in her arm.
Aggression is behavior that is mean or violent to others. —► The problem was only made worse by Mark’s aggression.
A banquet is a grand formal dinner. —► Both families brought a lot of food for the wedding banquet.
A biography is an account of someone’s life that is written by someone else. -* We read a biography about Charles Darwin in science class.
To boost something means to increase or improve it. -* Lowering prices boosts customers’ interest in shopping.
To clap means to hit one’s hands together to express pleasure or get attention. —►After the speech, everyone in the crowd clapped their hands for the speaker.
To compel someone to do something means to force them to do it. —» Traffic signs compel drivers to drive safely.
The dominance of a person is their state of being more powerful than others. —► Large gorillas hit their chests to express their dominance over others.
When something is gorgeous, it is very pleasing and attractive. —* The girl picked out a gorgeous dress to wear to the dance.
When something is inevitable, it is certain to happen or cannot be avoided. - » It is inevitable that the days will get longer in the summer.
Published on May 18, 2015
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