Vocabulary lesson 60

Definitions and samples

  • acquisition (n.) the act of taking possession of something

- Our recent acquisition of over 2,000 books makes ours the biggest library in the region.

  • consciously (adv.) with awareness of one's actions

- He may have hurt her feelings, but he never would have done so consciously.

  • vein (n.) any of the tubes that form a branching system, especially those that carry blood to the heart

- She became fascinated with human anatomy, especially when she learned how veins transport oxygen.

  • suspend (v.) to cause to stop for a period; to hang as to allow free movement

- The trial was suspended when the judge learned that one of the jury members knew the defense lawyer.

  • allegiance (n.) loyalty

- My allegiance to my country is based on respect for its principles.

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