Advanced Vocab List 5
distinct (adjective) – easy to see, different from others
The thief left distinct fingerprints in the house.
Stinky tofu has a distinct flavor; I can smell it from far away.
distinction (noun) – difference, what makes something special
There’s almost no distinction between a McDonald’s in
distinguish (from) (verb)– to tell the difference, see the difference between two things
That fake diamond looked so real! I couldn’t distinguish it from the real thing.
I only speak English, so it’s hard for me to distinguish Chinese from Taiwanese.
set (it) apart (from) (verb) -- to be different than others because of a special characteristic
The legal gambling sets
All the night markets are good, but the snacks at 小北 really set it apart from other night markets.
conduct (verb) – to direct, manage, or control
It’s hard to conduct class when all the students are speaking at the same time.
Please don’t go in that room. They’re conducting a meeting right now.
conduct (noun) – behavior
Spitting on the floor is inappropriate conduct in this school!
sentiment (noun) – message or emotion, usually sweet or romantic
This greeting card has the perfect sentiment inside!
I agree with your sentiments about the movie. ( I agree with your opinion / feeling. )
cozy (adjective) – comfortable, comfy
This sofa is cozy.
I know my apartment is small, but it’s so cozy that I don’t want to leave.
observe (verb) – to watch attentively
I observed some strange fish when I went snorkeling in Kenting.
The principal will observe our class today.
discourse (noun) –discussion, long conversation, often dealing with a specific topic.
We had an excellent discourse with the professor about Greek history.
This book contains a famous discourse between two philosophers.
Advanced Vocab List 5 – Review Quiz
1. A _______________ is not a complete sentence.
2. The professor enjoys having _______________ with his students.
3. My grandmother gave me a birthday card with a very nice _______________ inside.
4. There are many medical _______________ in a medical dictionary.
5. My This sofa is very old, but I like it because it’s so _______________.
6. Please quiet down! I’m trying to _______________ class!
7. You can _______________ famous paintings in a museum.
8. A _______________ sentence occurs when two sentences are put together with incorrect punctuation.
1. Jane and Lily are twins, but I know which one is Jane because her hairstyle is very _______________.
2. Jane’s hairstyle _______________ her from her sister.
3. The Nintendo Wii has a special controller which really _______________ from other game systems.
4. Their hairstyles are the only _______________ between them.