Admonish means scold.
Even a poor mother must admonish her children.
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Adamant means stubborn.
Unemployed residents are adamant about finding job openings.
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Sprout means develop.
After the mayor announced the building of the new manufacturing plant, housing developments started to sprout around our small town.
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Acute means extreme.
Since Barbara has an acute fear of drowning, she has never entered a swimming pool.
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Adhere means stick.
I don't think the rubber is going to adhere now that it has cooled down.
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Impoverished means poor.
The impoverished nation does not have the same luxuries as ours.
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Adept means capable.
Mark is an adept juggler who can easily manage four balls in the air without dropping one.
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Acumen means experience.
Although Sarah wants to become a state senator, she lacks the political acumen to win enough votes.
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Upbringing means childhood.
>My husband and I have a similar upbringing as we both grew up in middle class families.
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Gluttony means excessive eating.
Before Marge changed last month, she engaged in gluttony quite often.
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