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intrigue (in-TREEG): to make a person interested by being mysterious or not easy to understand

His paintings intrigued me. I was not sure what he meant to say creatively, but I liked them.

persuade (per-SWADE): 1. to get a person to do something, 2. to show a person what is so

He persuaded me to give him $500, and now I regret it.
The dog's tiredness, ongoing for three days, persuaded him that the dog was sick.

propose (pruh-POSE): to suggest, often used in formal situations or to make a suggestion in a humorously formal way

He is proposing budget cuts that would cause 20 layoffs.
For New Year's Eve, I propose that we go to a bar. Then another bar. After that, another bar.

replace (ree-PLASE): to exchange one thing for another, often something new

When she received a pay-raise, she replaced her old living room set. The new one is beautiful.

restore (ree-STORE): to put into a former condition, to make something that is old look more like new

She works as a painter and wood-worker. She restores old furniture.

Fill in the Missing Words. Answers are below:

1. You can ____________ a new project to your manager if you don't have enough to do.

2. This cream ______________ the skin. Fine lines and age spots disappear.

3. The man in the corner of the room _____________ her. He was sitting by himself and reading a book.

4. You need to ____________ these windshield wiper blades. They're terribly noisy!

5. Her parents tried to __________ her to attend a community college, but she went to an out-of-state university.

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answers1. propose, 2. restores, 3. intrigued, 4. replace, 5. persuade

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