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Unit 1_Parisa Lotfi

TermDefinition
detriment (n.) a disadvantage, damage *Example: Smoking is a detriment to your health.
dexterous (adj.) skillful *Example: The juggler was so dexterous that manged to keep five balls in motion at once.
discretion (n.) good sense, the ability and right to decide exactly what should be done in a particular situation *Example: Ali wasn't using much discretion when he passed a police car at eighty miles an hour.
facetious (adj.) funny, playfully joking *Example: Don't be so facetious! This is a formal meeting.
gregarious (adj.) sociable, outgoing *Example: Alex is so gregarious that he wants to be with other people even when he's studying.
optimum (adj.) ideal, the best *Example: This design makes the optimum use of the available space.
ostentatious (adj.) showy *Example: An ostentatious display of wealth
scrupulous (adj.) ethical, very careful to be honest and fair *Example: Not all lawyers are as scrupulous as she is.
sensory (adj.) relating to or using your senses of sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch *Example: Sensory deprivation
vicarious (adj.) indirect experience *Example: The vicarious pleasure parents get from their children's success.
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