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vocab lesson 8
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alight-syn:(v) land, perch, come down (adj) ablaze, flaming/ant:(v) fly, rocket, take off (adj) extinguished
v. to descend and settle, as after flying
adj. burning; lighted
(v) The harris hawk alighted onto its perch to spot mice running about in the field.
(adj) After leaving the stove on while the family was away the house was alight.
dainty-syn: fragile, elegant, pretty/ant: ungainly, burly
adj. preciously delicate or charming
Prim's dainty figure made Katniss overly protective of her.
convalesce-syn: recuperate;rehabilitate/ant: weaken;deteriorate
v. to recover one's health
After breaking his leg, the sports player took a while to convalesce.
feint-syn: (v)fake; bluff (n) cheat;facade
v. to distract an opponent by pretending to move in one direction and then moving in another
n. a deceptive act meant to distract or deceive one's opponent
(v) The soccer player feinted in one direction, throwing the defender off guard, then went the other to run past and score the goal.
(n) Throughout the Hunger Games Katniss is debating on whether Peeta's behavior is genuine or just a deceptive feint.
implore-syn: entreat; plead/ant: order;command
v. to beg
The child implored his mother to buy him candy.
impugn-syn: contradict; oppose/ant: support; defend
v. to attack as false; to cast doubt on
During the lawyer TV show the lawyer impugned the defendant's case in court.
integral-syn: central; key/ant: optional
adj. necessary to make something complete; essential
The engine was integral to make the car run.
jurisdiction-syn:(1)power; rule; influence (2)scope; reach
n. (1)the authority to interpret and apply the law (2)the geographical range of an authority
(1)After robbing the bank the fugitive left the officer's jurisdiction.
(2)The fugitive was out of the officer's jurisdiction so the neighboring state's police force had to catch him.
malnutrition-syn: undernourishment; famine
n. a lack of food
The people of District 12 suffered from malnutrition, unlike the Capitol.
meddle-syn: pry; snoop/ant: ignore; overlook
v. to intrude in the business of others; to interfere
The boy's mother told him to not meddle in the business of others.
painstaking-syn: meticulous; diligent/ant: careless; negligent
adj. using or requiring great care and effort
The painstaking work was finally rewarded with a breakthrough.
n. (1)a group of highly regarded people (2)a place dedicated to highly regarded people
Award shows like the Golden Globes or the Oscars are attended by a pantheon of actors and actresses.
The NFL Hall of Fame is a pantheon for remarkable football athletes.
sear-syn:(1)singe; char (2)parch; dehydrate/ant: moisten; dampen
v. (1)to scorch or burn the surface of (2) to make dry and withered
The chef seared the scallops to put into his dish.
The hot desert sun seared much of the wildlife except the plants and animals that could survive with scarce amounts of water.
vertical-syn: upright; erect/ant: horizontal; flat
adj. perpendicular to the horizon
The roller coaster had a tall vertical drop which amused the riders.
wince-syn: cringe; recoil
v. to flinch
The boy winced after he accidentally made contact with his broken finger.
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