LESSON 12 vocab power plus book 2

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altercation

a heated argument
Syn: quarrel; dispute
Ant: agreement; harmony

lexicon

a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place
syn: jargon; argot; can't

hue

a particular shade of a given color

galvanize

to startle into sudden activity
Syn: stimulate
Ant: enervate

sanction

permission; support

hyperbole

extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally
Ant: enervate

ominous

threatening; foreboding evil
Syn: sinister
Ant: comforting

audacity

rude boldness; nerve
Syn: insolence; impudence
Ant: decorum

evince

to demonstrate clearly; to prove
Syn: manifest

implacable

unable to be appeased or pacified
Syn: inflexible; relentless
Ant: pacified; assuaged

exhort

to urge on with stirring words
Syn: encourage

incarcerate

to put in prison; to confine
Syn: imprison; constrain
Ant: liberate; free

incisive

sharp; keen; cutting straight to the heart of the matter
Syn: piercing; acute
Ant: superficial; dull

expedient

practical; providing an immediate advantage (especially when serving one's self-interest)
Syn: effective
Ant: feckless

pertinent

having to do with the subject at hand
Ant: unrelated; extraneous

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