- ponder |ˈpändər| verb-]think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion: I pondered the question of what clothes to wear for the occasion– she sat pondering over her problem.
- Caution |ˈkôSH(ə)n| noun 1 care taken to avoid danger or mistakes: anyone receiving a suspect package should exercise extreme caution.
- exclusively |ikˈsklo͞osəvlē| adverb to the exclusion of others; only; solely: paints produced exclusively for independent retailers |
- avian |ˈāvēən| adjective -of or relating to birds: avian tuberculosis.
- legal |ˈlēɡəl|adjective–of, based on, or concerned with the law: the American legal system.
- reproductive |ˌrēprəˈdəktiv| adjective-relating to or effecting reproduction: the female reproductive system.
- deficiency |dəˈfiSHənsē| noun (pl. deficiencies)-a lack or shortage: vitamin A deficiency in children.
- extensive |ikˈstensiv| adjective-covering or affecting a large area: an extensive garden.
- risky |ˈriskē| adjective (riskier, riskiest)- full of the possibility of danger, failure, or loss: it was much too risky to try to disarm him.
- vibe |vīb| noun informal- (usu. vibes) the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others: a lot of moody people giving off bad vibes.[abbreviation of vibrations.]
Source: New Oxford American Dictionary
Reading Comprehension: Fill-ins
Ms. Tibbetts brought up a taped-shut cardboard box and set it on the table. She showed the X-ray to Mr. St. John, pointing out the missing chunk of bone: “And these are her teeth, which found their way into Dr. Grodio’s finger today.”
Grammar Focus: Structure and Usage
1. The technician held Spot tightly wrapped in a towel.
1. Her tail was amputated a while ago.
2. They were discussing iguana temperaments.