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Study the following definitions and examples.

1.         appeal n., the ability to attract

a. A restaurant with good food and reasonable prices has a lot of appeal.

b. The pleasing decor and friendly waiters are what give that restaurant its appeal.

2.         arrive v., to reach a destination

a. By the time our meal arrived, it was cold.

b.    Frank arrived at the restaurant only minutes after Claudia left.

3.         compromise n., a settlement of differences; v., to settle differences

a. The couple made a compromise and ordered food to take out.

b. John doesn't like sweet dishes so I compromised by adding just a small amount of sugar.

4.         daringly adj., bravely

a. We daringly ordered the raw squid.

b.    Bob daringly asked to see the menu in French.

5.         familiar adj., often encountered or seen; common

a. It's nice to see some familiar items on the menu.

b. The chef blends the familiar tastes with the unusual.

6.         guide n., one who leads, directs, or gives advice; a guidebook

a. The guide led our tour group to a small restaurant only known to the locals.

b. I don't know where to go, so why don't we consult the guide.

7.         majority n., the greater number or part

a. The majority of the group wanted to try the new Chinese restaurant.

b. Claude was in the majority, so he was very pleased with the decision.

8.         mix v., to combine or blend into one mass; n., a combination

a. The daring chef mixed two uncommon ingredients.

b. The mix of bright colors on the plate was very pleasing.

9.         rely v., to have confidence in; to depend on

a. I have always relied on the restaurant advice this guidebook gives.

b. I seldom rely on the restaurant reviews in the paper when choosing a restaurant.

10.       secure v., to get possession of; to obtain

a. Despite the popularity of the restaurant, Max was able to secure reservations for this evening.

b. The hostess secured us another chair, so we could eat together.

11.       subjective adj., particular to a given person; highly personal; not objective

a. Food preferences are subjective and not everyone agrees on what tastes good.

b. The reviews in this guidebook are highly subjective, but fun to read.

12.       suggestion n., a proposal; advice

a. Can I make a suggestion about what to order?

b. We followed the waiter's suggestion and ordered one of the specials.

 
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