Volunteer army. Terry did not hesitate* to volunteer

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volunteer (vai en ter') person who enters any service of his or her own free will; to offer one’s services

  1. The draft has been abolished” and replaced by a volunteer army.

  2. Terry did not hesitate* to volunteer for the most difficult jobs.

  3. The boys were reluctant* to volunteer their services to help clean up after the dance.

prejudice (prej' a dis) an opinion formed without taking time and care to judge fairly; to harm or injure

  1. Prejudice against minority* groups will linger* on as long as people ignore* the facts.

  2. Eliminating* prejudice should be among the first concerns of a democracy.

  3. The witness’s weird* behavior prejudiced Nancy’s case.

shrill (shril) having a high pitch; high and sharp in sound; piercing

  1. Despite* their small size, crickets make very shrill noises.

  2. The shrill whistle of the policeman was warning enough for the fugitive* to stop in his tracks.

  3. A shrill torrent* of insults poured from the mouth of the shrieking* woman, jolly (jal' e) merry; full of fun

  1. The jolly old man, an admitted bigamist,* had forgotten to mention his first wife to his new spouse.*

  2. When the Jolly laughter subsided,* the pirates began the serious business of dividing the gold.

  3. Are you aware* that a red-suited gentleman with a jolly twinkle in his eyes is stuck in the chimney?

witty (wit' e) cleverly amusing

  1. Mr. Carlson’s witty introduction qualifies* him as a first-rate speaker.

  2. Fay is too slow to appreciate such witty remarks.

  3. The lawyer tried to prosecute* the case by being witty and thereby entertaining the jury.

hinder (hin' dar) hold back; make hard to do

  1. Deep mud hindered travel in urban* centers.

  2. The storm hindered the pursuit* of the fleeing* prisoners.

  3. Mona’s gloomy* nature hinders her relationships with other people, lecture (lek' cher) speech or planned talk; a scolding; to scold

  1. Rarely* have I heard a lecture with such clear illustrations.*

  2. Henry’s father lectured him on the awesome* perils* of drug addiction.*

  3. A famous journalist* delivered a lecture on prejudice* in the press.

abuse (a buz' or e bus') make bad use of; use wrongly; treat badly; scold very severely; bad or wrong use; bad treatment

  1. Those who abuse the privileges of the honor system will be penalized.*

  2. The editor* apologized* for the abuse we had suffered as a result of his article.

  3. Brutal* abuse of children in the orphanage was disclosed* by the investigation.

mumble (mum' bl) speak indistinctly

  1. Ricky mumbled his awkward* apology.*

  2. This speech course will encourage* you to stop mumbling and to speak more distinctly.

  3. When the witness continued to mumble, the judge asked him to speak up.

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