Vocabulary lesson 24

Definitions and samples

  • process (n.) a series of steps leading to a result

- The sixth-grade students have started the process of writing a persuasive essay.

  • recline (v.) lean or lie back in a relaxed position with the back supported

- Near the end, four dancers recline on the floor and dangle their legs in unison.

  • agile (adj.) able to move quickly and easily; deft and active of body or mind; 2. keen and lively (of mind)

- The comedian was agile of mind as he moved from one quip seamlessly to the next.

  • agreement (n.) being in harmony or accord; an understanding between two parties; a contract

- If we reach an agreement, let's say three months' rent, can I rent it out sooner?

  • ailment (n.) disease; illness; any mental or physical disorder, especially a mild but persistent one

- He was then sent on a rather painful five-month journey to diagnose the ailment.

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