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Vocabulary Unit 5📖
Terms in this set (20)
Synonyms: attached,rider, extension
(n.)A thing that is added;an appendix or addition to a book or written document
The woman amended her will with an addendum when her husband suddenly died.
Antonyms: delighted, overjoyed, unmoved
(adj.)filled with amazement, disgust,fear,or terror
People were aghast at the senseless brutality of the crime.
Synonyms: sufficient, adequate, considerable
Antonyms: insufficient, inadequate
(adj.)more than enough,large, spacious
Thanks to the wet spring weather,birds and the other animals will have an ample food supply for the rest of the year.
(n.)a ghost or ghostly figure;an unexplained or unusual appearance
The vivid apparition seemed so real that it completely unnerved me.
(v.)to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend,put forward forcefully
Throughout the trial and the lengthy appeal process that followed ,the defendant assert her innocence.
Antonyms:to stand up to
(v.)to crouch or shrunk away in fear or shame
The kittens cower in the corner frightened by the huge,growling dog
(v.)to look upon with scorn;to refuse scornfully;(n.)a feeling of contempt
I disdain their cowardly behavior. Fair-minded people feel disdain for racism.
Synonyms: tombstone inscription
(n.)a brief statement written on a tomb or gravestone
Most people never stop to consider the words that might one day appear as their own epitaph.
Antonyms: immoral, unscrupulous, dishonest
(adj.)having to be with morals,values, right and wrong;in accordance with standards of right conduct;requiring a prescription for purchase
New developments in medicine often lead to discussions of important ethical questions.
Synonyms: comical,witty, tongue-in-check
(adj.)humorous,not meant seriously
We had to laugh at her facetious remarks.
(ask.)not able to be heard
Some high-frequency sounds are inaudible to even the keenest human ear.
Synonyms: haphazard, random,uncritical
Antonyms: selective, discriminating, judicious
(adj.)without restraint or control; unselective
The indiscriminate slaughter of white whales brought that species to the brink of extinction
(n.)crafty dealings, underhanded plotting;(v.)to form and carry out plots;to puzzle or excite the curiously
Investigators uncovered a shocking network of lies and international intrigue.
The old album full of faded family pictures and postcards from exotic places intrigue me.
Synonyms: purview, supervision
(n.)an area of authority or control;the right to administer justice
Cases involving robbery and assault are usually tried under the jurisdiction of the state courts.
Synonyms: believable, probable
Antonyms: improbable, unbelievable, unlikely
(adj.)appearing true,reasonable,or fair
Their story didn't sound plausible to me.
(adj.)common, vulgar;belonging to the lower class;(n.)a common person,member of the lower class
The couple's taste in cars is quite plebeian.
At one time,he plebeian of Ancient Rome were excluded from holding public office of any kind.
Synonyms;(adj.) improvident;(n.)spendthrift, wastrel
(adj.)wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant;(n.)one who is wasteful and self-indulgent
We have a tight budget,but we make an exception for prodigal celebration of family birthdays.
The elderly man told us that he greatly regretted the years he spent living a life of a prodigal.
Antonyms: distance, remoteness
The house's proximity to schools is an asset.
Synonyms: compress, demolish
(v.)to grind or pound to a powder or dust;to destroy or overcome(as though by smashing into fragments)
At many old mills in Vermont,granite stone were used to pulverize the grain.
tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state
A person who is usually calm and collected may nevertheless sometimes behave in a volatile manner.
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