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The sick child's mother implored the doctor to come immediately.

1. implore (v.) [ formal ] to ask someone to do something, in a very emotional way, because you want it very much

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Scott and his men either walked through deep snow or skied over ice and uneven ground.

1. uneven(adj.) not smooth or level

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In 1860, Robert O'Hara Burke, a police officer from Ireland, was chosen to lead an expedition across the continent from south to north.

But it was the first expedition to cross Australia, and Burke and Wills are still known as heroes of exploration.

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His gloom was now compounded by the failing mark on his geometry test.

1. gloom(n.) the feeling of having no hope

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I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the horizon.

1. preoccupation(n.) a state in which you think about something so much that you do not think about other things

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1.ab- = negative

   abnormal [æb`nɔrm!] (adj.) not usual or typical, especially in a way that is worrying or that shows there may be something wrong or harmful

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He didn't say any more, but we've always been unusually communicative in a reserved way, and I understand that he meant a great deal more than that.

1. communicative [kə`mjunə͵ketɪv] (adj.) willing to tell things to other people

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How paradoxical that the world's greatest chefs have all been men!

1. paradoxical [͵pærə`dɑksɪk!] (adj.) strange because of being the opposite of what you expect

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A British scientist has prognosticated that within ten years every suburban matron will have her own robot servant.

1. prognosticate[prɑg`nɑstɪk](v.)[ very formal ] to say what you think will happen in the future

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The youngster who reads voraciously, though indiscriminately, does not necessarily gain in wisdom over the teenager who is more selective in his reading choices.

1. voracious [vo`reʃəs](adj.) a voracious person or animal eats a large amount of food

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1.synthesize [`sɪnθə͵saɪz](v.) to combine different ideas, styles, or systems into a single idea or system

   Example: The final chapter attempts to synthesize the arguments.

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1.ori=begin

      orientation[͵orɪɛn`teʃən](n.) information or training that you are given before you start a new job or activity

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