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1

* Darren wanted to give his mother a ________ for her birthday, so he bought her a new TV.

gift; something one gives to someone else, usually given to show affection and/or to celebrate an event

present

* Darren wanted to give his mother a present for her birthday, so he bought her a new TV.

2

* Even though Kiersten did not have much money, she decided to _______ and buy the expensive dress that she really wanted.

to pay a large amount of money for something; to buy something expensive

to splurge

* Even though Kiersten did not have much money, she decided to splurge and buy the expensive dress that she really wanted.

3

* Collin ______ ___ ___ ___ _____ to finish college while working two jobs.

to do everything one can to achieve a goal; to use all of one’s effort to get something done

to pull out all the stops

* Collin pulled out all the stops to finish college while working two jobs.

4

* Jeanna wanted to impress the other women at the party, so she went to a _______ _____ to look for something special she could wear with her dress.

a shop that sells small items one wears for decoration, usually made of expensive metals and gems (valuable stones)

jewelry store

* Jeanna wanted to impress the other women at the party, so she went to a jewelry store to look for something special she could wear with her dress.

5

* The expensive items were kept inside a locked ________ ____ to prevent anyone from breaking them or trying to steal them.

a locked box made with clear glass, which is used to hold and show items while protecting them from dirt or theft

display case

* The expensive items were kept inside a locked display case to prevent anyone from breaking them or trying to steal them.

6

* The ________ was very pretty, but it was too small to fit around Mrs. Thompson’s wrist.

a band or thread worn around the wrist for decoration

bracelet

* The bracelet was very pretty, but it was too small to fit around Mrs. Thompson’s wrist.

7

* The customer wanted a piece of jewelry made with ____ because he liked the yellow color.

an expensive metal that is usually yellow in color but can also be white, and often used to make jewelry or coins

gold

* The customer wanted a piece of jewelry made with gold because he liked the yellow color.

8

* The watch looked like it was made of silver, but it was actually made from ________.

a valuable metal that is light white-gray in color and often used to make jewelry

platinum

* The watch looked like it was made of silver, but it was actually made from platinum.

9

* Tammie preferred shoes with a high heel, so the flat shoes were not her _____.

the way something appears; a type of appearance or design

style

* Tammie preferred shoes with a high heel, so the flat shoes were not her style.

10

* Joseph bought a beautiful ____ for his girlfriend to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

a thick band of metal or other material worn around a finger for decoration

ring

* Joseph bought a beautiful ring for his girlfriend to celebrate their one-year anniversary.

11

* This piece of jewelry includes many ________, making it very lovely and very expensive.

an expensive stone that is colorless and very hard, usually used in jewelry

diamond

* This piece of jewelry includes many diamonds, making it very lovely and very expensive.

12

* Carlene wanted to eat something sweet, and the chocolate candy ___ ___ ____.

to match what one is looking for; to be appropriate

to fit the bill

* Carlene wanted to eat something sweet, and the chocolate candy fit the bill.

13

* Gonzalo was happy when he saw the ________ he bought his wife around her neck.

a string or thin rope worn around the neck as decoration

necklace

* Gonzalo was happy when he saw the necklace he bought his wife around her neck.

14

* A small white _____ hung on the delicate chain necklace.

a small round bead, usually white in color, that is often used for jewelry

pearl

* A small white pearl hung on the delicate chain necklace.

15

* The _____ broke on the bracelet, and it fell to the ground.

a piece of metal used to hold two ends of a metal chain or string together

clasp

* The clasp broke on the bracelet, and it fell to the ground.

16

* Scottie planned to give the book to his brother, so he ____ _______ it in nice blue paper.

to cover a present (an item one gives to someone else) in colorful or decorative paper

to gift wrap

* Scottie planned to give the book to his brother, so he gift wrapped it in nice blue paper.

17

* Dianna was ______ __ _______ for scoring a high grade on her exam.

to be happy with oneself because of something one did or achieved

to be proud of (oneself)

* Dianna was proud of herself for scoring a high grade on her exam.