Improving Vocabulary skills, by sherrie L. Nist Fourth edition
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Keywords/tags: Spelling Bee, College
Comments: The problem is all too familiar: students just don't know enough words. Reading, writing, and content teachers agree that many students' vocabularies are inadequate for course demands. Weak vocabularies limit students' understanding of what they read and the clarity and depth of what they write.
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Unit 1 (90 words)
absolve, adamant, amiable, amoral, animosity, antagonist, eccentric, encounter, epitome, malign, curt, demoralize, dilemma, inclination, irate, retort, sabotage, subsequent, wary, zeal, acclaim, adjacent, elicit, engross, escalate, exploit, methodical, obsolete, tangible, terminate, deterrent, implication, inequity, infirmity, infringe, innovation, revitalize, sparse, subjective, succinct, allusion, altruistic, appease, arbitrary, assail, banal, euphemism, mercenary, syndrome, taint, calamity, comprehensive, conventional, flagrant, fluctuate, persevere, ponder, rehabilitate, turmoil, venture, attest, attribute, discern, dispatch, enhance, enigma, exemplify, mobile, nocturnal, orient, concurrent, confiscate, constitute, decipher, default, hypothetical, nominal, predominant, prerequisite, recession, degenerate, implausible, incoherent, intercede, intricate, sanctuary, scrutiny, sinister, suffice, vulnerable