v. to change or make different
- Will the storm alter its course and miss the coast?
- Gloria hasn’t altered her plans to return to school.
v. to study something carefully; to separate into parts for study
- Scientists must analyze problems thoroughly.
- Analysis of the substance confirms the presence of nitrogen.
adj. something from a long time ago; very old
- Archaeologists analyze ancient civilizations.
- Dave found an ancient Roman coin.
adj. a slight bother; disturbing to a person
- Mosquitoes can be an annoying part of a vacation at the beach.
- She annoyed her parents by coming home late.
v. to think about or prepare for something ahead of time
- No one can anticipate the results of the games.
- They planned their vacation with anticipation.
v. to discover; find out
- I tried to ascertain if he was telling the truth.
- The jury made a decision based on its ascertainment of the facts.
adj. doing no harm or damage; gentle
- He has a warm, benign smile that makes everyone comfortable.
- The mold on the plants proved to be benign.
v. to follow established rules or patterns of behavior
- You must conform to the rules or leave the club.
- She has always been a conformist.
v. to make rich; to make something of greater value
- The fine arts enrich our lives.
- The discovery of oil was an enrichment for the country
v. to make stronger in feeling or quality
- The importance of the test will sometimes intensify the nervousness of the students.
- The chess match was played with great intensity.
adj. difficult or painful to experience; not able to accept different ways of thought or behavior
- Any opposition to the rules is intolerable.
- His boss was intolerant of his tardiness.
- The tutoring project is an ongoing program of the school.
- Maintaining roads is an ongoing job.
n. an ability, happening, or opportunity that has not occurred or been developed
- The medical students have shown great potential to become doctors.
- Small space heaters are a potential fire hazard.
v. to suggest or plan to do something
- The governor is going to propose new taxes.
- Her proposal was well accepted.
v. to give back or bring back something; to return to the original condition
- He restored my confidence in him.
- It is a beautiful restoration of the old table.
adj. to be in a disordered, disturbed, or unstable condition
- The plane flew through an area of turbulence.
- The turbulent crowd insisted on a meeting with the prime minister.
adj. of great importance; full of life
- Money is vital to the success of the program.
- His intense vitality was easily observable.