Vocabulary lesson 72

Definitions and samples

  • glimpse (n. & v.) a short, quick view

- This morning we caught our first glimpse of the beautiful shoreline.

  • violent (adj) acting or done with strong rough force

- Violent behavior is prohibited on school grounds.

  • sacred (adj.) worthy of respect; holy

- It was revealed by the journalist that the sacred temple had been torn down.

  • surpass (v.) do better than; be greater than; excel

- The machines of the twentieth century surely surpass those of earlier times.

  • avoid (v.) keep away from; keep out of the way of

- There was no way to avoid noticing her beautiful green eyes.

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