Part of Speech – Adj
Definition – removed or distant either physically or emotionally
Sentence – Her aloof manner gained her few friends.
Part of Speech – Adj.
Definition – miserable; forsaken
Sentence – The streets which were usually so congested with cars and people have now grown desolate.
Part of Speech –n
Definition –formal withdrawal from an organization
Sentence – The secession of eleven Southern states from the Union in 1860 which precipitated the American Civil War.
Part of Speech – n
Definition – mental or emotional agitation
Sentence –Till in loud tumult all the Greeks arose. --Pope.
Definition – a person in favor of abolishing, or ending, slavery
Sentence – Harriet Tubman was an abolitionist; she helped slaves escape to freedom on The Underground Railroad.
Definition – a reduction to a lower rank or a grade of lesser importance
Sentence – If an employee is not performing their duties, they may receive a demotion to a lower position.
Part of Speech – v
Definition – to delay or hold back
Sentence – One must pass their core classes in 8th grade or they may be detained!
Part of Speech –v
Definition –to break up and scatter
Sentence – The fog dissipated when the sun started to shine.
Part of Speech –adj.
Definition –self-important or arrogant
Sentence – The pompous official enjoyed commanding his subject to walk his dog whenever it rained out.