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Level 3 Vocabulary Words  Sept. 24 and Oct. 1  1999

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October 1 Class:

Fault (noun). A crack under the surface of the earth where two big plates meet together is a fault.

Strike (verb or noun)

Strikes are very common in Canada when workers are unsatisfied with their contract.
Safeway employees struck last year for a higher wage.
Strike means to hit something suddenly.
An earthquake struck Taiwan two weeks ago.
When a group of people stop working, that is a strike.

Predict [stress on first syllable] verb
Predictable [adjective]
Prediction [noun]

Meteorologists (weathermen) predicted a storm in Carolina and Bahamas.
The meteorologists’ prediction was right about the storm in Carolina and
Bahamas.
Earthquakes are predictable in Vancouver, but we never know exactly when
they will happen.

September 24 Class:

Distinguish

People often have a hard time distinguishing between a product and its package. (verb)
I can’t distinguish between twins. (verb)
He is a distinguished writer. (adjective; as with “famous”) (the writer “stands out”)

My friend’s piano test was distinguished.

Distinguish helps you see the difference, the distinction between things.
You can choose various things.

Beverage (noun)

I like to drink a hot beverage when I skate.
Coca-Cola is a beverage, too.

I had apple juice and a latte. A latte is a kind of espresso coffee with hot milk and foam on top.

A beverage is a liquid for drinking.

We see foam on top of our latte, on our hands when we wash them, on our faces (or legs) when we shave them, in our beds or our furniture where we sit.

Compromise (noun or verb)

He compromised on the price of the car.
The compromise he made cost him a lot of money.

This means that you can change your idea or opinion to suit another person or situation. Marriage is a kind of negotiation, like a contract or in business.

Inventory (is counting items in a store or warehouse)

Every 6 months the store does its inventory to check to see how many items it has sold, and how many it has left.

Inventory Blowout means a big sale where the store will lower the price to avoid counting the inventory.

Original (noun)

I bought some furniture for a better price than the original price.

Original means the first or regular of anything. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve committed the original sin. 
If you want to see the original, you must go to Paris and look at the Mona Lisa there.

 

 

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