InterruptDefinition 1) to say or do something that makes someone stop what they are saying or doing
2) to stop something for a short time
3) to stop a line, surface, view, etc. from being even or continuous
Usage They were interrupted by a knock at the door.
MonologueDefination 1) a long speech by one person during a conversation that stops other people from speaking or expressing an opinion
2) a long speech in a play, movie, etc. spoken by one actor, especially when alone
Usage The entire play was a monologue about one person's experiences in show business.
InnovativeDefinition introducing or using new ideas, ways of doing something, etc.
Usage Many innovative marketing techniques have developed using the internet.
InterrogateDefinition 1) to ask someone a lot of questions over a long period of time, especially in an aggressive way
2) to obtain information from a computer or other machine
Usage He was interrogated by the police for over 12 hours.
AppealDefinition 1) a formal request to a court or to someone in authority for a judgment or a decision to be changed
2) a quality that makes someone or something attractive or interesting
3) an urgent and deeply felt request for money, help, or information, especially one made by a charity or by the police
4) an indirect suggestion mthat any good, fair, or reasonable person would act in a particular way
Usage She helped to organize an appeal on behalf of the homeless.
CondemnDefinition to express very strong disapproval of someone or something, usually for moral reasons | to say officially that something is not safe enough to be used | to show or suggest that someone is guilty of something
Usage Having convicted the man of murder the jury voted to condemn him.
ConfrontDefinition 1) to appear and need to be dealt with by someone
2) to deal with a problem or difficult situation
3) to face someone so that they cannot avoid seeing and hearing you, especially in an unfriendly
or dangerous situation
4) to make someone face or deal with an unpleasant or difficult person or situation
Usage The fiery journalist pushed her way through the crowd of reporters and confronted the minister with a volley of questions regarding the scandal that had surfaced in his ministry.
AdoptDefinition 1) to take someone else's child into your family and become its legal parent(s)
2) to start to use a particular method or to show a particular attitude toward someone or something
3) to formally accept a suggestion or policy by voting
4) to choose a new name, a country, a custom, etc. and begin to use it as your own
5) to use a particular manner, way of speaking, expression, etc.
Usage Jaison had adopted a new country and a new profession.
ContraryDefinition the opposite fact, event, or situation
Usage The judge ruled contrary to all similar cases
ImpetusDefinition 1. Something that encourages a process or activity to develop more quickly
2. The force or energy with which something moves
Usage His discoveries have given impetus to further research.
RequiemDefinition 1. A Christian ceremony for a person who has recently died, at which people say prayers for his or her soul
2. A piece of music for this ceremony
Usage He composed a requiem in memory of his deceased parents.
CordialDefinition Pleasant and friendly
Usage The teacher was cordial to the new student
ConsistentDefinition Always behaving in the same way, or having the same opinions, standards, etc. | Happening in the same way and continuing for a period of time
Usage It is important to maintain consistent study habits in order to maintain a 4.0 grade point average.
InterveneDefinition coming or appearing between two periods of time
Usage The minister intervened during the session with a revealing presentation and prevented the bill from getting sanction.
AnticipateDefinition to see what might happen in the future and take action to prepare for it to think with pleasure and excitement about something that is going to happen to expect something
Usage As the weather is good pollsters anticipate a larger turnout for the election.
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