|depress||[di-'pres] verb - to lessen the activity or force of; weaken. Many
important issues were at stake in the next election. For instance, the
senator feared that rising inflation would further depress the economy.
|dispute||[di-'spyoot] verb - to engage in argument or debate; to argue or debate about; discuss. 1.
Mr. Beasley was the type of old-fashioned salesman who would dispute
with anyone who wants to return a purchased item. 2. Joshua likes to
dispute his teacher's point of view in her class to show off himself.
|reclaim||[ree-'kleym] verb - to demand the return or restoration of, as a right, possession, etc.. I think we need to head back to that restaurant so that I can reclaim my wallet. I seem to have left it there.
|sparkle||['spahr-kuhl] verb - to flash with wit. Josie’s
words seemed to sparkle as she spoke of how her grandfather had served
honorably in the armed forces; she is a very engaging speaker.
|consciousness||[kon-shuhs-nis] noun - awareness of one's own existence, responsibility, or surroundings. Dean
was accidentally hit by a baseball bat, which caused him to lose
consciousness. After a few minutes, he opened his eyes and was able to
stand up on his feet. He returned to the locker room so a doctor could
|secure||[si-'kyoor] verb - to get hold or possession of; procure; obtain. 1.
Sophia's beauty helps her to secure a high position in the company's
marketing department. 2. “If this camping trip is going to be a success,
we need to secure at least one more cooler and a couple of tent
spikes,” Larry’s father said authoritatively.
|wreck||[rek] verb - to cause the ruin or destruction of. Mr. Lee did not listen to the weather forecast. His fishing ship was wrecked badly by the thunderstorm last night.
adj - of, having, or characteristic of charisma; of a personal quality
that gives an individual influence or authority over large numbers of
people. Captain John Miller was a strong and charismatic leader. His
soldiers believed in him, and he always led them out of extremely