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Vocabulary

Practice vocabulary and spelling of simple past form of verbs

TermDefinition
OCCUR TO HAPPEN The traffic accident occurred at noon.
PREFER TO LIKE ONE THING OR PERSON BETTER THAN ANOTHER For many years, I preferred to drink tea, not coffee, with my breakfast.
HAPPEN TO TAKE PLACE, ESPECIALLY WITHOUT BEING PLANNED I don't know how the accident happened.
REPLY TO ANSWER I always replied to my mother's letters as soon as I received them.
MIX TO COMBINE SUBSTANCES SO THAT THEY ARE NOT EASILY SEPARATED Susan mixed flour, sugar, water, and eggs together in a bowl to make the cake batter.
ADMIT 1. TO AGREE THAT SOMETHING IS TRUE 2. TO ALLOW SOMEONE TO ENTER OR JOIN 1. My son admitted that he was a bad driver. 2. The golf club admitted ten new members every month.
HUG TO PUT YOUR ARMS AROUND SOMEONE AND HOLD THEM TIGHTLY, USUALLY TO SHOW YOU LIKE OR LOVE THEM My little sister hugged me every time she saw me.
HOP TO JUMP UP AND DOWN The rabbit hopped away when I chased it out of my garden.
REPORT TO GIVE AN ORDERLY ACCOUNT OF AN EVENT, IN SPEECH OR IN WRITING The police officer reported that ten televisions were stolen from the electronics store.
ALLOW TO LET SOMEONE DO SOMETHING. My mother allowed me to attend the party with my boyfriend.
VISIT 1. TO GO SEE A PERSON OR PLACE FOR A SHORT TIME. 2. TO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE YOU MEET SOCIALLY. 1. I visited my aunt in Boston this summer. 2. Sally and I visited on the phone for fifteen minutes, then she had to say goodbye and go clean her room.
OBEY 1. TO DO WHAT SOMEONE (USUALLY A PERSON WITH AUTHORITY) TELLS OR EXPECTS YOU TO DO. 2. TO FOLLOW A RULE OR LAW. 1. The students obeyed the teacher when she told them to study vocabulary words. 2. My nephew always obeyed the traffic laws when he drove his car.
FINISH TO COMPLETE OR BRING TO AN END Maria finished her homework before she played a computer game.
STUDY TO SPEND TIME LEARNING ABOUT A SUBJECT BY READING, GOING TO SCHOOL, ETC. John studied the French language for several years, both in high school and in college.
FOLLOW TO COME AFTER SOMEBODY OR SOMETHING ELSE, IN TIME OR IN ORDER The children formed a line and followed their teacher out of the school building.
Created by: teacherkathy