Vocabulary lesson 26

Definitions and samples

  • sinister (adj.) evil; wicked; dishonest; frightening

- The attacks are all the more sinister because nobody is sure who is behind them.

  • tempt (v.) try to get someone to do something; test; invite

- Sometimes, he says, the bad spirits tempt him to do wrong.

  • wager (noun & verb) bet

- Minimum wagers on private casino slot machines and table games will be $500.

  • suspicious (adj.) not to be trusted

- Police did not treat her death as suspicious at the time.

  • lively (adj.) happy and full of energy

- He was so active, so lively before the accident!

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