Vocabulary lesson 46

Definitions and samples

  • vivid (adj.) clear; striking; dramatic; lively

- He had a vivid picture of her in his mind.

  • hesitate (v.) to stop and wait for a moment, or to hold back.

- Roger prepares to dive, but hesitates as he recalls his last awful belly-flop.

  • innovative (adj.) ahead of the times; novel

- The innovative use of props and lighting drew many favorable comments.

  • simulation (n.) an imitation or representation

- To test car safety, automobile makers study crash simulations.

  • component (n.) one part of a system or whole

- Their home theater system has a number of separate components.

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