English 1.1: Building Your Vocabulary
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Read over the following list of words. Make sure to look up those you do not recognize in the dictionary to be sure to get their correct meaning.
Define each word and then use each word in a sentence to prove that you understand its meaning and correct usage in a complete sentence.
Abode Innate Acerbate Inundating Altruistic Kinesthetic Apparatus Laconic Authoritative Lethal Banal Linguistic Baroque Loquacious Benevolent Magnanimous Clandestine Meticulous Collegial Mettle Compelling Monetary Constraint Nuance Contradict Palpitate Dearth Paramount Debacle Parlance Deferential Perpetuate Despondent Placate Discern Plethora Dissent Polyphonic Dissipate Posit Droll Prescience Dubious Profligate Efficacious Profuse Efficacy Proliferation Elicit Psychometric Embezzlement Rebuttal Eminent Refrain (Noun)Emit Refrain (Verb)Envelop Refute Epistemology Reimburse Eradicate Reiterate Erudite Render (Noun)Esthetic Render (Verb)Evade Revelatory Exacerbate Revoke Exasperating Separatist Subsidence Germane Succinct Gravitas Surfeit Heed Tome Heterodoxy Treacherous Idiosyncrasy Usage Idiosyncratic Veracity Ignominious Vernacular Illicit Viable Impede Vicinity Implements Volatile incipient Wage Incite Yearn Inimical Zeal
Select 25 of the vocabulary words and incorporate them into a 600-word essay explaining how frequent reading can help improve one’s vocabulary usage.