Test Your Vocabulary – Quiz #29

ADMONISH

You must admonish them

Admonish means scold.

Even a poor mother must admonish her children.

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ADAMANT

He is too adamant

Adamant means stubborn.

Unemployed residents are adamant about finding job openings.

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SPROUT

The seeds will sprout

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

The pain is acute

Acute means extreme.

Since Barbara has an acute fear of drowning, she has never entered a swimming pool.

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ADHERE

It will not adhere

Adhere means stick.

I don't think the rubber is going to adhere now that it has cooled down.

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IMPOVERISHED

They are impoverished

Impoverished means poor.

The impoverished nation does not have the same luxuries as ours.

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ADEPT

He is not adept

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

He has a lot of acumen

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

His upbringing is unknown

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

His gluttony is endless

Gluttony means excessive eating.

Before Marge changed last month, she engaged in gluttony quite often.

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