Word Wise 5 - Vocabulary

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Apprehend
To seize, arrest

To perceive, understand, grasp

SYN: Catch ; arrest ; detain
Aquatic
Relating to water

SYN: water ; marine
Arbitrary
Based on factors that appear random

SYN: random ; subjective
Asymmetrical
Not corresponding in size, shape, or position

SYN: irregular ; uneven ; unbalanced
Behemoth
Huge creature (not necessarily referring to an animal)

SYN: massive
Cast
To fling

To throw

To direct

SYN: throw
Conformist
One who unquestionably follows the rules or customs of others

SYN: follower ; sheep
Cosmetic
Relating to beauty; affecting the surface of something

SYN: aesthetic ; ornamental ; beauty
Dupe
Fool, pawn

To trick or fool

SYN: deceive ; cheat
Fabricate
To make or devise; construct

SYN: manufacture ; engineer
Fiasco
Disaster; utter failure

SYN: debacle ; flop ; mess
Homage
Public honor and respect

SYN: respect ; honor ; worship ; reverence
Mawkish
Sickeningly sentimental

SYN: sappy ; weepy ; overemotional
Moribund
Dying

Decaying

Declinging

SYN: waning
Quadrilateral
Four-sided polygon

SYN: rectangle ; rhombus
Rant
To harangue, rave, forcefully scold

SYN: range ; fume ; tirade
Tolerance
Capacity to respect different values; capacity to endure or resist something

SYN: acceptance ; lenience
Vie
To compete, contend

SYN: oppose ; rival ; struggle ; contest
Soporific
Sleepy or tending to cause sleep

SYN: hypnotic ; monotonous ; dull
Sobriquet
A nickname

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