Unit 3 Kemery cards english
|adversary|| (n.) an enemy, opponent|
syn: antagonist, rival
ant: friend, ally
For almost ten years, the adversary of America was Osama Bin Laden.
|alienate|| (v.) , to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey|
syn: separate, drive apart
ant: befriend, attract
I felt bad for the kid that was alienated at lunch, so I invited him over to sit with us.
|artifice|| (n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery|
syn: ruse, stratagem
The ingenious robber built an artifice so that he could rob a store the next without the cameras seeing him.
|coerce|| (v.) To compel, force|
syn: pressure, bully
ant: persuade, cajole
The toughest but most insecure kid in the school coerced tiny little Billy into eating garbage.
|craven|| (adj.) cowardly (n.) coward|
syn: fearful, fainthearted
ant: brave, courageous
Believe me, entering in the Triwizard Tournament is not for the craven; it requires great barvery to accomplish the three dangerous events.
|culinary|| (adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen|
I attended a culinary school so that I could learn the fine arts of cooking.
|delete|| (v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out|
syn: remove, cancel
ant: insert, add
In school, we learn to delete digital drama, which means that we should remove any kind of bullying that we see on the internet.
|demise|| (n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position|
syn: decease, passing away
ant: birth, beginning
Steve Jobs' demise is the reason that people aren't sure whether or not the Apple stock will go up or down.
|exhilarate|| (v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to|
syn: stimulate, excite
ant: discourage, dispirit
The exhilarating roller coaster made everyone sick at the end.
|fallow|| (adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; land left unseeded (v.) to plow but not seed|
syn: unproductive, inert
ant: productive, fertile
|harass|| (v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks|
syn: annoy, pester
Little Billy was harassed because everyone thought that he ate trash and was weird.
|inclement|| (adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action|
syn: blustery, tempestuous
ant: mild, gentle
My dad's inclement attitude was unknown until I found out that his favorite singer died.
|muse|| (v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder|
syn: meditate, contemplate
I muse when thinking about sushi; i am always in the mood for it.
|negligible|| (adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded|
syn: trivial, inconsequential
ant: significant, crucial
The fact that I like to eat sushi is so negligible that it isn't even worth discussing.
|perpetuate|| (v.) to make permanent or long lasting|
syn: continue, preserve
ant: discontinue, abolish
Do not perpetuate the conversation about sushi, because it is negligible.
|precedent|| (n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action|
syn: guide, tradition
George Washington set the precedent to only run for president twice; now almost all presidents follow that example.
|punitive|| (adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment|
syn: penalizing, retaliatory
The teacher seemed punitive because he was looking for a reason to send the student to the principals office.
|redress|| (v.) to set right, remedy (n.) relief from wrong or injury|
syn: (v.) rectify, correct
I tried to redress all of my sins, but there was so many that I couldn't do it.
|sojourn|| (n.) a temporary stay (v.) to stay for a time|
syn: visit, stopover
My sojourn in the hotel while on vacation was disrupted when they found a dead body in one of the closets.
|urbane|| (adj.) refined in manner or style, suave|
ant: crude, uncouth
The urbane lifestyle of Bill Gates is everyone's goal, even though it can be really hard.