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Read [Esc] (1)  theoretical; not concrete; not applied or practical; difficult to understand
E.g. To him, hunger was an [___] concept; he had never missed a meal.

Spelling Word: abstract
Read [Esc] (2)  solitary; by oneself
E.g. Alice cried with a sudden burst of tears, 'I do wish they WOULD put their heads down! I am so VERY tired of being all [___] here!'

Spelling Word: alone
Read [Esc] (3)  shield away from; prevent
E.g. If you are the press secretary to the President of the United States, the main thing to [___] is becoming the story yourself.

Spelling Word: avoid
Read [Esc] (4)  unmarried men; the first or lowest academic degree conferred by universities and colleges
E.g. A soon-to-be-married man's friends throw him the ultimate [___] party.

Spelling Word: bachelor
Read [Esc] (5)  stop motion; curb or restrain
E.g. "Young man," she said, "you'd better [___] your temper.".

Spelling Word: check
Read [Esc] (6)  tutor; teacher; a vehicle carrying many passengers
E.g. When the players and [___] arrive back later today they'll be greeted as national heroes in the stadium where the first modern Olympics were held.

Spelling Word: coach
Read [Esc] (7)  special group delegated to consider some matter
E.g. He was director of the central bank's monetary policy [___] which sets Brazil's interest rates.

Spelling Word: committee
Read [Esc] (8)  seek advice or information of; take into account; consider
E.g. I will [___] with our friends, but it's going to be what's in the interests of our country first and foremost.

Spelling Word: consult
Read [Esc] (9)  state of being suitable
E.g. The popularity of [___] foods means that many people no longer eat enough fresh produce.

Spelling Word: convenience
Read [Esc] (10)  upset; throw into confusion or disorder
E.g. There's been some suggestion the cyclone could [___] oil tanker traffic in the Strait of Hormuz, the narrow waterway between the Arabian Peninsula and Iran.

Spelling Word: disrupt