Vocabulary lesson 53

Definitions and samples

  • massive (adj.) big and heavy; large and solid; bulky

- The boss asked some employees to lift the massive box.

  • denounce (v.) condemn in public; express strong disapproval of

- The father denounced his son for lying to the district attorney.

  • molest (v.) interfere with and trouble; disturb

- My neighbor was molested when walking home from the subway.

  • exaggerate (v.) make something greater than it is; overstate

- He wasn't lying to deceive you when he said that his was the best car in the world; he was just exaggerating.

  • amateur (n.) person who does something for pleasure, not for money or as a profession

- Mickelson won his first major golf tournament while still an amateur.

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