Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Vocabulary Finder (chapter 4) Jianting~

Words from chapter 4

1. Ceased = a. to stop; discontinue: Not all medieval beliefs have ceased to exist.
b. to come to an end: At last the war had ceased.
c .Obsolete. to pass away; die out.

2. Bales = large bundle of paper, straw, goods, etc pressed together and tied with rope or wire ready to be moved or sold.

3. Surged = a. a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep: the onward surge of an angry mob.
b. a strong, swelling, wavelike volume or body of something: a billowing surge of smoke.
c. the rolling swell of the sea.
d. the swelling and rolling sea: The surge crashed against the rocky coast.
e. a swelling wave; billow.

f. (of a ship) to rise and fall, toss about, or move along on the waves: to surge at anchor.
g. to rise, roll, move, or swell forward in or like waves: The sea surged against the shore. The crowd surged back and forth.
h. to rise as if by a heaving or swelling force: Blood surged to his face.

4. Barred = a. preventing entry or exit or a course of action; "a barricaded street"; "barred doors"; "the blockaded harbor"
b. marked with stripes or bands.