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||My younger sister can be an irritating nuisance when I am doing my homework.
In this sentence, the word nuisance means
||Melissa sauntered over to our table while Cheryl hurried over.
In this sentence, the word sauntered means
| walked in a slow, easy way|
| beat rapidly|
||We should be careful not to ostracize those who are different from us. It is much better for all if we are welcoming to everyone.
In this sentence, the word ostracize means
||The artist was very careful and exact as he meticulously painted the portrait.
In this sentence, the word meticulously means
precise or detailed
||The insidious burglar was able to sneak into the house without being heard or seen.
In this sentence, the word insidious means
||The twins were both crying at the same time so Mom tried to soothe one while Dad tried to mollify the other.
In this sentence, the word mollify means
||The sight of the ominous clouds told us that clear weather was far from our area.
In this sentence, the word ominous means
| stormy or dark|