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at the same time • initially • traumatic
midst • minority • flourished
  1. We are in the of some nice weather.
  2. Well, I said no, but I changed my mind.
  3. Losing the World Cup Final was .
  4. He in the military and became a Captain.
  5. As a European, I am a in Asia.
  6. Her words hurt me, but she was honest.
Comprehension Quiz
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1319 First Memories of Canada

Abidemi talks about her first memories of Canada when she moved there from Nigeria.

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traumatic

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It was not traumatic, but very different.

Something traumatic is emotionally upsetting. Notice the following:

  1. It was traumatic to see my dog hit by a car.
  2. The earthquake was a traumatic experience.

initially

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My dad had initially made the move.

Initially means at first, and shows that a first event was followed by another event. Notice the following:

  1. After college, initially, I wanted to be a teacher.
  2. Initially, I planned to travel alone.

at the same time

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December was fun, but at the same time, it was very cold.

At the same time shows contrast. It is similar in meaning to nevertheless. Notice the following:

  1. He is very strict. At the same time, he can be kind.
  2. New York is pricey, but at the same time it's fun.

in the midst of

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Having my family in the midst of that made it worth it.

In the midst of means in the middle of. Notice the following:

  1. I am in the midst of a meeting. Can I call you back?
  2. We are in the midst of renovations on our house.

minority

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There were not a lot of minorities.

The minority consists of less than 50% of a group. Notice the following:

  1. Hispanics are the largest minority in the U.S.
  2. There are only a few minorities at my school.

flourished

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Everyone tried their best and we flourished.

To flourish means to do really well. Notice the following:

  1. I struggled in high school but flourished in college.
  2. He flourished once he moved out on his own.

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