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ESLgold.com - Vocabulary Exercise 16 

Match the word on the right with the definition on the left.

Word

coastline
compose
condense
decent
doubt
encompass
estimate
exaggerate
fortunate
income
margin
moist
perspective
pleasant
ponder
preside
primary
stretch
surpass
tropical

Definition, meaning

border or edge; space surrounding text_____
calculate generally, figure approximately_____
contemplate or think deeply about something_____
expand or extend, lengthen_____
first, most important, main_____
fitting acceptable standards, respectable_____
go beyond, exceed expectations_____
good-natured, enjoyable or agreeable_____
grossly overstate or overdo_____
have authority over something, oversee_____
include, encircle, surround_____
lucky, auspicious_____
make smaller or more concise_____
money gained through work or investment_____
of a warm and humid climate_____
point of view, outlook_____
put together creatively_____
slightly wet or damp_____
uncertainty or skepticism_____
where land meets the sea_____

Note: These are general meanings for the words. You may encounter other definitions depending on context.
Check a dictionary for other meanings.

For answers, see Vocabulary List 16.


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