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accommodate to do a favor or service for 2. to hold comfortably without crowding 1. We made burgers, but also veggie burgers to accommodate the vegetarians.
arid extremely dry The farmland was so arid that no crops could grow.
blunder a careless mistake It was quite a blunder when the principal cancelled school because he thought there would be a snowstorm: not a single snowflake fell.
compact dense, solid or packed together The doughnuts were so compact in the box that their frosting was coming off.
commend to congratulate or praise Makela, I must commend you for a job well done.
cordial friendly and warm He gave me a cordial greeting when I got off the plane.
declare to make known officially; to announce After hearing how children were being treated in African mines, Krystal declared that she was against buying diamonds.
knack a clever skill, or a special way of doing something David had a knack for computer programming; he had been doing it since he was six.
leeway extra time, space or materials to work with, or a bit of freedom My parents are very relaxed, so they gave us plenty of leeway when it came to building a tree house.
plummet to fall straight down The skydiver was going to plummet from the plane into the darkness of the night and land on the top of a hotel in Las Vegas.
soothe to calm or comfort (someone); to ease or relieve pain My neck was completely burned from the sun, but the cream helped to soothe my skin.
stationary standing still, not moving The gym had lots of stationary bikes; even though you didn’t go anywhere, you got a good workout.
swarm to move or gather in large numbers (as with bees) The kids on my block swarmed to the ice cream truck last night.
transport to carry or move from one place to another Susanna was transporting the stolen TVs across town when the cops caught her.
vital necessary to life Having its mother’s milk was vital to the kitten’s survival.
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