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15 terms

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