Vocabulary lesson 40

Definitions and samples

  • rural (adj.) happening in or relating to the countryside, not the city

- The area is still very rural and undeveloped.

  • shrink (v.) to become reduced in size, amount, or value

- I'm worried about washing that shirt in case it shrinks.

  • vapor (n.) moisture in the air that can be seen; fog; mist

- Warm air is able to hold more water vapor than cold air.

  • stable (adj.) firm and dependable; showing little change

- He fell because the ladder wasn't stable.

  • eliminate (v.) get rid of; remove; omit

- The credit card eliminates the need for cash or cheques.

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