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  1. Personal Dictionary • Add 4 words a week • Choose common words you think you will see again • The best words to learn are from our book or the Academic Word List, the 570 most common academic words in English. • academicvocabularyexercises.com • Put it into your own words so you understand and remember. • DO NOT COPY DIRECTLY FROM THE DICTIONARY.

  2. Components of an Entry • Write the word: • Write the part of speech (if it is a verb, add transitive or intransitive): • (3) Write the definition in your own words: • (4) Use the word in a sentence in your own words:

  3. Example Dictionary Definition: Verdict Main Entry: ver·dict Pronunciation: \ˈvər-(ˌ)dikt\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English verdit, verdict, from Anglo-French veirdit, from veir true (from Latin verus) + dit saying, dictum, from Latin dictum. Date: 15th century 1 : the finding or decision of a jury on the matter submitted to it in trial
 2 : opinion, judgment

  4. Example Student Entry: Verdict • Write the word:verdict • Write the part of speech (if it is a verb, add transitive or intransitive): noun • (3) Write the definition in your own words: The decision that a jury makes about whether someone is guilty or innocent. • (4) Use the word in a sentence in your own words: The jury gave the man a guilty verdict, so the judge decided to send him to jail for five years.

  5. Example Dictionary Definition: Prosecute Main Entry: pros·e·cute Pronunciation: \ˈprä-si-ˌkyüt\ Function: verb Inflected Form(s): pros·e·cut·ed; pros·e·cut·ing Etymology: Middle English, from Latin prosecutus, past participle of prosequi to pursue Date: 15th century Transitive verb 1 : to follow to the end : pursue until finished <prosecute a war>
2 : to bring legal action against for redress or punishment of a crime or violation of law b : to institute legal proceedings with reference to <prosecute a claim>

  6. Example Student Entry: Prosecute • Write the word: • Write the part of speech (if it is a verb, add transitive or intransitive): • (3) Write the definition in your own words: • (4) Use the word in a sentence in your own words: