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1. colobous – pg. 9 Line: “These were colobus monkeys, and sometimes one would come down from a tree and scuttle across the meadow near the tent, watching them with alert, intelligent eyes. (Adjective) Definition: leaf-eating African monkey with silky fur, a long tail, and very small or absent thumbs. Sentences: 1. The colobus are a prime example of vegetarians since their diet consists of plants. (Noun) 2. She had an obsession with silk and strived to get the rarest piece for her collection, colobus fur. (Adjective) 3. The Wall of China being the length of a colobus monkey might be a hyperbole, but is not a huge stretch. 2. meandered – pg.10 Line: “They bush-whacked up the valley, following elephant trails that meandered beside a little stream that ran through strands of olive tress and grassy meadows. (Verb) Definition: following a winding course. Sentences: 1. The double-decker bus meandered carefully on Lombardi Street to avoid crashes. (Verb) 2. Watch out that you don’t hit the meandering pedestrian on the crosswalk. (Adjective) 3. The drunk man meandered out in the parking lot while he tried and find his car. (Verb) 3. granules – pg. 18 Line: “The black vomit is not really black; it is a speckled liquid of two colors, black and red, a stew of tarry granules mixed with fresh red arterial blood.” (Noun) Definition: a small compact particle of a substance. Sentences: 1. My coffee machine isn’t working, there are still some coffee granules at the bottom of my cup. (Noun) 2. This essay is too granular, the analysis is shallow and it needs to go deeper. (Adjective) 3. I hate it when granules of sand get stuck to my feet; they are hard to properly wash off. 4. coagulate – pg. 28 Line: “…and the blood ran from the punctures dow... ... middle of paper ... ... Definition: searching for food Sentences: 1. A key trait of survival is to forage for food, if an organism cannot access food, they will die. (Verb) 2. Not all forages are peaceful, if a country is at war, a forage can turn bloody as people fight over the remaining resources. (Noun) 3. Foraging is much more common in China since they have food shortages over there. 50. oblong – pg. 399 Line: “It was studded with brown oblong shapes – petrified tree logs – and whitish fragments – pieces of petrified bone.” (Adjective) Definition: a shape that has a greater length Sentences: 1. The man was shocked in finding that an oblong triangle works better for a bell than a cube shape. (Adjective) 2. The woman was insulted when she had learnt that a pair of pants recommended to her was oblong. 3. After taking geometry class, all these oblongs start to stand out better. (Noun)
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