Term 1 Week 11 - List 7

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  1. aware
    having or showing knowledge or understanding or realization
    Perhaps there is a story between the two that I wasn'€™t aware of?
  2. beneficial
    promoting or enhancing well-being
    €œIt will be interesting to see how beneficial this rainfall has been in the short term.
  3. benefit
    something that aids or promotes well-being
    And how do you compare the benefits of vegetables versus fruits?
    "Benefit" and "advantage" are synonyms (see list for Words 1-10). Both are used as nouns in the example sentences here and in your workbook, but they can also both be verbs that mean "to be helpful or useful to."
  4. cause
    a justification for something existing or happening
    Winning the World Cup would be cause for the world'€™s biggest street party.
    A cause can also be a goal that people support and work toward. A soccer goal is too small to be considered a cause. But the goal of winning the World Cup and bringing honor to one's country could be considered a worthy cause. If that happens, then that would be a reasonable cause to have a really big party.
  5. cause
    make act in a specified manner
    A couple of problems caused the plane to fly every which way but straight
  6. challenge
    a demanding or stimulating situation
    Sometimes that can pose the most difficult challenge because you can only advance to a level that your mind perceives is possible.
    Note the letters of the word "call" are also in "challenge"--this might be helpful for remembering that you can challenge someone by calling the person out for a contest or fight. Or you can challenge an idea by calling attention to it and demanding an explanation. Both "call" and "challenge" can be used as nouns or verbs.
  7. challenging
    requiring full use of your abilities or resources
    It'€™s challenging, but for a championship you don'€™t want it easy.
  8. character
    an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction
    Players create their own character and try to save a city in which an addictive energy drink has turned everyone into mutants.
  9. characteristic
    a distinguishing quality
    €œWell, it was explained, €œwe have to match your eye colour and characteristics.
    "Characteristic" is used as a noun here. But it has the suffix -ic which is characteristic of adjectives. As an adjective, it means "typical or distinctive." Eye color is a physical characteristic; members of the same family might share a characteristic trait of violet eyes.
  10. compare
    examine and note the similarities or differences of
    The researchers said comparing Neanderthals to modern man is like comparing apples and oranges.
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