8. linger(verb)to stay in place longer than expectedThe party was supposed to end at midnight, but a few peoplelingered until nearly three o’clock in the morning.Synonyms: to stay on, loiter9. mimic (verb)to imitate or copy an action (often to make fun of someone)Sentence: As soon as our boss left the room, Esteban began to mimichim by squinting his eyes and saying, “wooonderful wooork boooys.”Synonyms: to mock, impersonateOther forms: Mimic can also be a noun, as in: That parrot is a talentedmimic (noun).10. objective(noun)a goal or purposeTheobjectiveof the Army Rangers was to enter the house and find the stash of money without firing their weapons.Other forms: Objective can also be an adjective meaning “not influenced by personal thoughts or feelings,” as in: The judge was objective(adj.), he never let his personal feelings get in the way of the law.11. parody(noun)a funny imitationThe show Saturday Night Livedid aparodyof the President’s speech just three days after the real thing.Other forms: You parody (verb) something if you imitate it for laughs, especially if you are trying to say something about the original.12. rural(adj)out in the country or related to the country.When you think about America, you might picture Times Square, but much of the country is rural,covered in trees, grass and farms.Synonyms: rusticAntonyms: urban, city-like13. strive(verb)to try hard; to struggle to accomplish somethingDanny always strivesto be polite, which is probably why he is so well-liked.