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Advanced Vocab List 10

rampant

corruption

outdated

overwhelming(ly)

reveal

anticipate

renowned

precautions

explicit

ambiguous

ovation

abandon

determination

deliberate(ly)

devastate

exception

harsh

intrigue

prolific

pursuit

 

1. The museum will have an exhibit this weekend of several _______________ contemporary artists.

2. Everyone is allowed into the movie, with the _______________ of small children.

3. The protests were in response to the _______________ of politicians.

4. Lawyers often disagree with each other, because the intent of certain laws is often _______________.

5. After her inspiring performance, the renowned singer received a standing _______________.

6. It is irresponsible to _______________ unwanted pets.

7. The judge gave the shoplifter a ______________ punishment because he wanted to set an example for other shoplifters.

8. The weatherman didn’t _______________ that the hurricane would be so devastating.

9. Stephen King is a _______________ author; he has written dozens of bestselling books.

10. If you want to climb to the summit of Mount Everest, you need to take several _______________ against the cold and high altitude.

11. My computer is only 3 years old but it is already _______________. I can’t even use a lot of newer software.

12. Your business plan ________________ me, but I’m still not sure that I’m willing to lend you money to start up.

13. Due to the _______________ drug abuse among homeless people, the government has started a new drug abuse prevention program.

14. The Constitution guarantees all citizens the rights of life, liberty, and the _______________ of happiness.

15. The magician never _______________ his secrets.

16. She has the _______________ necessary to succeed in graduate school.

17. The new helmet law was approved by an _______________ majority of voters.

18. Mrs. Wood left _______________ instructions with the babysitter about how to take care of her child.

19. The teacher _______________ asked Jenna several questions in class because she kept falling asleep.

20. After her husband of 60 years died, Martha was _______________ and lost the will to live.



Review Game

This game is similar to "Scattergories." Print the cards below, cut them out, and give one to each team. Then choose one letter of the alphabet, and have the teams think of one word beginning with that letter for each category. After a set amount of time (3 minutes, for example) stop and review their answers, giving one point for each suitable answer. If two teams write the same word, neither team gets a point (this encourages creativity). Then choose another letter of the alphabet, and do it all over again. Students love this game, and it's a good way to reinforce some difficult vocabulary words!

LETTER:





Things you can anticipate

1.

1.

1.

1.

Stands for something

2.

2.

2.

2.

Prolific people

3.

3.

3.

3.

Furniture

4.

4.

4.

4.

Things that are Outdated

5.

5.

5.

5.

Taboos

6.

6.

6.

6.

Opposites

7.

7.

7.

7.

Invisible things

8.

8.

8.

8.

Ends in -y

9.

9.

9.

9.

Each syllable = 1 point

10.

10.

10.

10.

POINTS:

 





LETTER:





Things you can anticipate

1.

1.

1.

1.

Stands for something

2.

2.

2.

2.

Prolific people

3.

3.

3.

3.

Furniture

4.

4.

4.

4.

Things that are Outdated

5.

5.

5.

5.

Taboos

6.

6.

6.

6.

Opposites

7.

7.

7.

7.

Invisible things

8.

8.

8.

8.

Ends in -y

9.

9.

9.

9.

Each syllable = 1 point

10.

10.

10.

10.

POINTS:





 

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