J. Reeves Unit 6 Vocabulary Workshop, Level C

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ABASHED

Definition: to feel uneasy and/or self-conscious

Part of Speech: past participle adjective

Synonym: 0

Antonym: unashamed

Sentence:The unashamed cashier hoped to feel less abashed after the verbal abuse he just suffered.

ALOOF

Definition: distant and indifferent

Part of Speech: adjective

Synonym: distant

Antonym: sociable

Sentence:The usually sociable Penny is unusually distant at school today.

ANGUISH

Definition: (n) mental distress (v) to suffer great distress
Part of Speech: noun and verb

Synonym: (n) woe

Antonym: (n) joy

Sentence:
(noun) Alicia feels great anguish due to the enormous woe of her grandmother dying.
(verb) The bully anguishes over his own insecurities and let's out his anger on others.

ARTICULATE

Definition: (v.) to express clearly (adj.) able to clearly express language

Part of Speech: verb and adjective

Synonym: (v.) enunciate, (adj.) eloquent

Antonym: (adj.) mumbled

Sentence:
(Verb) Martin Luther King in his time is known to articulate his wonderful speeches.
(Adjective) Usually the person who wins a speech contest is an articulate speaker.

BASK

Definition: to lay in the sun or to lay exposed

Part of Speech: verb

Synonym: wallow

Antonym: 0

Sentence:
The lazy house cat wallows on the couch for about an hour then he basks in the sun on the porch.

DEFECT

Definition: (n.) a mark that spoils the appearance of something, (v.) to leave a business

Part of Speech: noun and verb

Synonym: 0

Antonym: 0

Sentence:
(Noun) Having a defect on your skin does not mean that your are ugly.
(Verb) Bernie Maydolf defects from a company as soon as they realize what he has done to them.

FINESSE

Definition: (n.) skillful handling of a situation (v.) to complete something skillfully

Part of Speech: noun and verb

Synonym: (n.) delicacy, (v.) 0

Antonym: (n.) awkwardness (v.) 0

Sentence:
(noun) The gymnast flew through the air with the finesse of a true athlete who practices on his delicacy.
(verb) The runner finesses through the obstacle course quickly.

FLAUNT

Definition: to display proudly

Part of Speech: verb

Synonym: parade

Antonym: hide

Sentence:
Flaunting Jimmy's talent would be a horrendous loss so he prefers to hide it.

FORTHRIGHT

Definition: blunt, straight-shooting

Part of Speech: adjective

Synonym: candid

Antonym: evasive

Sentence:
The cockatoo uses evasive maneuvers to avoid having a forthright personality.

GENIAL

Definition: friendly, hospitable

Part of Speech: adjective

Synonym: friendly

Antonym: cold

Sentence:
Their new friendly neighbors are much more genial than their old neighbors, the Smiths.

INSTILL

Definition: to teach using frequent repetitions

Part of Speech: verb

Synonym: implant

Antonym: eradicate

Sentence:
The reason for Jimmy's good manners is because his grandmother implanting kindness into him and his parents instilling helpfulness.

OSTRACIZE

Definition: to expel from

Part of Speech: verb

Synonym: cast out

Antonym: associate with

Sentence:
The Kool Kats ostracized Jimmy because of his general nature of wanting to be cast out.

PREMONITION

Definition: a warning of something to come, a premonition

Part of Speech: noun

Synonym: presentiment

Antonym: 0

Sentence:
The presentiment of the year 2000 end of the world is a bigger premonition than the Mayan 2012 apocalypse.

PSEUDONYM

Definition: a fictitious name

Part of Speech: noun

Synonym: nom de plume

Antonym: 0

Sentence:
In ancient times, many females had to write under nom de plumes and pseudonyms to get their work published.

PURGE

Definition: (v.) to rid of, evacuate (n.) the act of cleansing

Part of Speech: noun and verb

Synonym: (v.) cleanse (n.) 0

Antonym: (v.) pollute (n.) 0

Sentence:
Having to cleanse his locker is as boring as to purge your room.

REHABILITATE

Definition: to re-adapt to previous form

Part of Speech: verb

Synonym: rebuild

Antonym: 0

Sentence:
Nimsy Limsy has to rebuild her image so she goes to rehabilitate her spirit.

REPERCUSSION

Definition: a reverberation of an action

Part of Speech: noun

Synonym: 0

Antonym: cause

Sentence:
The main cause of the car accident is a repercussion of the driver drinking coffee.

RESOLUTE

Definition: determined in belief

Part of Speech: adjective

Synonym: steadfast

Antonym: weak

Sentence:
Presidential candidates tend to be stead fast and have resolute opinions.

RETENTIVE

Definition: able to recall

Part of Speech: adjective

Synonym: 0

Antonym: porous

Sentence:
A porous memory is not helpful in a testing situation where a retentive nature would benefit.

SCAPEGOAT

Definition: someone punished for the errors of others

Part of Speech: noun

Synonym: whipping boy

Antonym: 0

Sentence:
Roberto is everyone's whipping boy in Jimmy's town where anyone else is afraid to be the scapegoat .

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