English 8th Grade #3

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Gilded (Adj.)
Definition: Covered thinly with gold leaf or gold paint; wealthy and privileged; given a specious or false brilliance to

Synonym: Gold-plated, embellished, exaggerated, disguised, dressed up

Antonym: Stripped, bare
Specious (Adj.)
Definition: Superficially plausible, but actually wrong; misleading in appearance; especially misleadingly attractive

Synonym: Misleading, deceptive, spurious

Antonym: Unambiguous, genuine
Spurious (Adj.)
Definition: Not being what it purports to be be; false or fake

Synonym: Fake, false, counterfeit, fraudulent, misleading, specious

Antonym: Genuine
Progressive (N./Adj.)
Adj. Only Definition: Happening or developing gradually or in stages; proceeding step by step

Adj. & N. Definition: Favoring or implementing social reform or new, liberal ideas; favoring or promoting change or innovation
Assimilation (N.)
Definition: Take in information, ideas, or culture and understand fully, make them one's own; Absorb and integrate people, ideas, or culture into a wider society or culture

Synonym: Integration

Antonym: Rejection, alienation
Importunate (Adj.)
Definition: Persistent, sometimes to the point of annoyance

Raymond was badgering his mother in discovery worlds garage

Synonym: Tenacious, unrelenting, persistent
Antonym: Weak, irresolute
Nativism (N.)
Definition: Policy of protecting the interests of native-born or established inhabitants against those of immigrants; a return to or emphasis on traditional or local customs, in opposition to outside influences
Pageantry (N.)
Definition: Elaborate display or ceremony

Synonym: Spectacle, splendor, pomp

Antonym: Simplicity, austerity
Patronage (N.)
Definition: Support given by a patron (a person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, cause, or activity); power to control appointments to office or the right to privileges
Populism (N.)
Definition: Political party seeking to represent the interests of ordinary people; belief in and concern for the views of ordinary people
Prodigious (Adj.)
Definition: Remarkably or impressively great in extent, size, or degree

Synonym: Immense, tremendous, exceptional

Antonym: Small, unexceptional
Supercilious (Adj.)
Definition: Behaving or looking as though one thinks one is superior to others

Synonym: Arrogant, haughty, pompous, conceited

Antonym: Humble, modest, unpretentious