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abrupt

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His hockey career came to an [abrupt] end because of knee problems.

Their honeymoon came to an [abrupt] halt when the bride found her new husband in the arms of another woman.

The Finance Minister's [abrupt] departure from the Cabinet was a major topic of discussion in the news today.



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substance

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Example Sentences:

Ben Johnson lost his gold medal at the Seoul Olympics after an illegal [substance] was found in his urine sample.

Cigarettes contain a lot of poisonous [substances] that people aren't aware of, in addition to the nicotine and tar.

The trade talks ended without any decisions made on the real issues of [substance].



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signal

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Example Sentences:

When I point to you, that's the [signal] to begin.

I hate it when people turn without [signaling].

The teacher [signaled] to the child to sit down.



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brutal

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Example Sentences:

The [brutal] attack on the young man left him with a broken jaw and two black eyes.

The hockey game was really [brutal] last night, with lots of fights and penalties.

The police were charged with [brutality] after a man was nearly beaten to death while in custody.



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relegate

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Example Sentences:

After being [relegated] to a minor administrative position, our former program co-ordinator decided to resign.

The story was [relegated] to the human interest section of the newspaper.

When newspapers make an error in reporting on the front page, they always seem to [relegate] their apologies to the back page.



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situation

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Example Sentences:

If I were in your [situation], I'd probably do the same as you.

I really admire Jos's ability to stay calm in stressful [situations].

Forest fires are burning in 3 different places in the state, but firefighters say the [situation] is under control.



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intimate

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Example Sentences:

Ken was fired after it was discovered that he was having an [intimate] relationship with a co-worker.

It is sometimes nice to have an [intimate] dinner for two.

The orchestra conductor obviously has an [intimate] knowledge of Beethoven's greatest compositions.



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patriot

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Example Sentences:

She is a real British [patriot], and has pictures of the Royal family all over her house.

During the American War of Independence, many of those who remained [patriotic] to the British went to Canada.

The recent attacks on the country by terrorists has increased [patriotic] sentiments considerably.



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gather

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Example Sentences:

We saw some squirrels [gathering] acorns to eat.

The children all [gathered] around the artist as he painted the picture.

Why don't you [gather] up your stuff while I get the car warmed up?



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shine

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Example Sentences:

The sun was [shining], and a warm breeze was blowing.

The teenagers [shone] their flashlights in front of them as they walked down the path to the lake for a midnight swim.

The cyclist's reflective vest [shone] bright red in the headlights of the approaching cars.



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