دایره المعارف برق(اطلاعات عمومی برق)
.affordable . contaminated . discernible . flourishing . maintain . mediocre . negligible . parallel . peculiar . potent . remarkable . scattered . solid . somewhat . tedious
affordableadj. able to be done, usually refers to adv. affordably something you can do without damage
v. affordor loss
Syn. economical The new dictionary is quite affordable. He could afford the house because of current low interest rates.
contaminatedadj. to make something impure by adding
v. contaminatesomething dirty or a poisonous substance
n. contaminationSyn. pollute This contaminated water supply must be closed to the public. Bacteria and insects are frequently agents of food contamination.
discernibleadj. noticeable; easily seen adv. discernibly Syn. detectable
n. discernment A feeling of anxiety was discernible among the members of the team. The new student was unable to discern the humor of the teacher's joke.
flourishing adj. active and growing; healthy
v. flourish Syn. thriving Small flourishing companies would be harmed by an increase in the minimum wage. A young mind will flourish with the proper guidance.
maintain v. to support; to keep in good condition
n. maintenance Syn. preserve The building had to be renovated because it was not well maintained. Proper maintenance of a car's engine will preserve its performance and value.
mediocre adj. of average quality; not good or bad
n. mediocrity Syn. average This is a mediocre research report. The mediocrity of his work was disappointing.
negligible adj. hardly noticeable; scarcely detectable adv. negligibly * to ignore; to give little attention adj. neglected Syn. insignificant
adj. neglectful* adj. negligent*
n. negligence* The presence of the first person singular in the poem was almost negligible. His negligence caused him to lose all of the work he had done on the computer.
parallel adj. being almost of the same type or time;
v. parallel comparable
n. parallel Syn. similar We have lead parallel lives. Her background parallels mine.
peculiar adj. unusual; uncommon adv. peculiarly Syn. strange
This plastic has a peculiar texture.
The puffin has many peculiarities not shared by other birds.
potent adj. very strong
Syn. powerful He gave a potent speech at the convention. The venom of the coral snake is extremely potent.
remarkable adj. worthy of mention; uncommon adv. remarkably Syn. exceptional The invention of the radio was a remarkable achievement.The actor was remarkably calm before his performance.
scattered adj. to be spread out or separated widely
v. scatter Syn. dispersed Hurricane Andrew left debris scattered throughout Miami. The crowd scattered when it began to rain heavily.
solid adj. having good quality, being well made; adv. solidly firm; not a gas or liquid
v. solidify Syn. steady
The lawyer for the defense portrayed his client as a man of solid integrity. The union attempted to solidify its position in the workplace.
somewhat adj. a little
Syn. slight They feel somewhat tired after the mile run. Buying food at a convenience store can be somewhat expensive.
tedious adj. long and tiring adv. tediously Syn. monotonous
The tedious lecture bored most of the audience. Some people become frustrated by the tedium of daily living.
Choose the synonym.
(C)economical(D)proportional 6 similar
Choose the word or phrase that is closest in meaning to the underlined word or phrase.
1. There is a somewhat random character to the evolutionary process.
2. Mankind has made solid progress in the eradication of many harmful illnesses.
3. The inner harbor of Baltimore was once a contaminated part of the city.
(A) an affordable
(B) a polluted
(C) a secure (D)a flourishing
4. The Inuit live in scattered settlements throughout the northern reaches of Canada.
(B) very primitive
(C) highly organized (D)widely dispersed
5. The history of human thought on the nature of the cosmos offers a number of remarkable lessons.