Academic vocabulary: Group 45

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abnormal - abundant - comprehend - diminish - dismiss - disrupt - elaborate - fragment - genuine - intrinsic - obey - persuade - probable - regret - rigid - shortage - subjective - surround - unite - warn
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genuine1.I don't believe you made a ........... effort to improve. Your grades certainly have not got better.
shortage2.There is a ........... of toilets in the school. Every time I want to use one, it is occupied.
intrinsic3.A willingness to question what you are told is ........... to the best students.
obey4.If you do not ........... the rules of the classroom, you will be sent to the headmaster.
abundant5.You have had ........... chances to improve your behaviour. Now it's too late.
comprehend6.It's difficult to ........... why he made such a foolish decision.
diminish7.Her efforts have continued to ........... in the last few months. I think she may be having problems at home.
persuade8.I tried to ........... the parents to allow their daughter to go on the school trip, but they said no.
elaborate9.There's no need to give an ........... answer, Two or three short sentences will be enough.
surround10.The Roman walls of Oberursel still exist and ........... almost all of the old town center.
abnormal11.Is there anything wrong with him? His behaviour has been very ........... recently.
fragment12.I found a ........... of her homework on the cafeteria. It looked like half the school had stepped on it!
warn13.Most schools do a lot to ........... their students of the dangers of smoking.
subjective14.How people react to music is ........... . What sounds good to one person may sound terrible to another.
regret15.Letter from the headmaster to parents: 'We ........... that the school will be closed for the next two days because of problems with the heating system.
unite16.The students decided to ........... in their attempt to fight bullying in the school.
probable17.The most ........... reason for the bad test scores is that the teacher was new and inexperienced.
disrupt18.The student was reported to the headmaster for continually trying to ........... the class.
rigid19.We have a ........... policy of no drugs in our school. You will be expelled if you are caught with them in the building
dismiss20.The teacher did not completely ........... the students' suggestion, but she first needed to discuss it with the principal.