Lesson 7 Vocabulary
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to regard with extreme repugnance; to detest utterly; to loathe
Synonyms >> despise, abominate Antonym >> to admire
If there is one particular food I abhor, it is hominy.
Derivatives >> abhorred, abhorring, abhorrer, abhorrence, abhorrent, abhorrently
AK uh layd praise, an award
Synonyms >> Antonym >> censure
He received many accolades for being an excellent teacher.
Derivatives >> accolades
ik one who leads a life of self-denial and contemplation; absent of luxury
Synonyms >> austere, severe, stern Antonym >> sensual
The rich playboy could not understand the ascetic life led by the monk.
Derivatives >> ascetical, asceticism, ascetically
to hand down, to give or to leave in a will
Synonyms >> Antonym >> to keep; to horde
I bequeathed my gym shorts to my brother after I graduated from high school.
Derivatives >> bequeathal, bequest, bequeathed
SHAR luh tun
one who claims to know something that he does not, a quack
Synonyms >> Antonym >> a professional; authentic authority
The side show featured a charlatan posing as a mind reader.
Derivatives >> charlatanic, charlatanism, charlatanry
kon fluh GRAY shun a large fire
Synonyms >> Antonym >> small flame
Some believe that the earth will be destroyed by a large conflagration.
Derivatives >> conflagrations, conflagrant, conflagrate, conflagrator, conflagratory
DERTH a lack, a scarcity
Synonyms >> paucity Antonym >> adequate supply
The dearth of water in the arid country led to numerous deaths.
Derivatives >> dearths
DIF eh duns shyness, reserve, unassertiveness
Synonyms >> bashfulness, modesty Antonym >> confidence
Because of his diffidence, he would not ask any girl to the prom.
Derivatives >> diffidency, diffident, diffidently, diffidentness
ef ur VES unt showing high spirits
Synonyms >> Antonym >>
She put me in a good mood because she was always so effervescent.
Derivatives >> effervesce, effervescence, effervescently, effervescingly, effervescible
eh THER ee ul heavenly, unusually delicate, light, lacking material substance, intangible
Synonyms >> Antonym >> earthly; mundane
The ethereal sounds of the music soothed and calmed the patient.
Derivatives >> etherealness, ethereality, etherealization, etherealize
ik SPUNJ to remove, to erase
Synonyms >> Antonym >> to add to
Their names were expunged from the social register after they were convicted of selling cocaine.
Derivatives >> expunged, expunging, expunction
GILE deceitfulness, duplicity
Synonyms >> Antonym >> openness; candor
The woman was the unfortunate victim of guile and deceit when she lost her money to that swindler.
Derivatives >> guileful, guilefully, guilefulness, guileness, guilelessly, guilelessness, guilery
im PLAU zuh bul not believable
Synonyms >> Antonym >> believable
His explanation of the accident is so implausible that no jury will believe him.
Derivatives >> implausibility, implausibileness, implausibly
in kon GROO eh tee nonconformity, disagreement, incompatibility
Synonyms >> Antonym >> agreement
The incongruity between the two stories led me to doubt the accuracy of either report.
Derivatives >> incongruent, incongruently, incongruence, incongruous, incongrously, incongruousness
in suh LAR eh tee qualities of an island; narrow-mindedness of opinion
Synonyms >> Antonym >> broad-mindedness
The insularity of the president made it difficult to get a motion passed.
Derivatives >> insularly, insular, insularize
muh ROSE being sullen or gloomy
Synonyms >> crabbed, glum, saturnine, sulky, surly Antonym >> cheerful
He was very morose after his wife left him.
Derivatives >> morosely, moroseness, morosity
PLAY kate to appease or to pacify by making concessions
Synonyms >> conciliate, mollification, propitiate Antonym >> to antagonize
My wife is so angry at me that I cannot placate her.
Derivatives >> placater, placating, placatingly, placation, placative, placatory
POIN yunt piercing, incisive, and keen
Synonyms >> piquant, pungent, racy Antonym >> dull
The man's poignant words struck the very heart of the matter.
Derivatives >> poignance, poignancy, poignantly
pruh VEN shul lacking sophistication, narrow-minded
Synonyms >> Antonym >> sophisticated
Her parents are so provincial that they believe they should arrange her marriage.
Derivatives >> provinciate, provincialism, provinciality, provincialization
ree IT uh rate to repeat
Synonyms >> Antonym >> to fail to repeat
I hope that I am not becoming redundant by again reiterating the key facts.
Derivatives >> reiteration, reiteratedly, reiterative, reiteratively
spon TAY nee us having no external cause, acting on impulse
Synonyms >> Antonym >> planned
He knew exactly what I was thinking because my reaction was so spontaneous.
Derivatives >> spontaneously, spontaneousness, spontaneity
SIN thuh sis combining parts into a whole
Synonyms >> Antonym >> disjoining
Before the project is complete, we need to establish synthesis.
Derivatives >> synthesist, synthesize, synthesizer
TOK sik poisonous
Synonyms >> Antonym >> healthful; harmless
Carbon monoxide is toxic to animal life.
Derivatives >> toxical, toxicant, toxify, toxiferous, toxin, toxical, toxicity
VIJ uh lunt very alert, watchful
Synonyms >> Antonym >> unconcerned; inattentive
I have been vigilant in trying to find the thief.
Derivatives >> vigilance, vigilantly, vigilantness, vigil
VOL yuh bul ability to use words easily, fluent and glib
Synonyms >> garrulous, loquacious Antonym >> taciturn
A disc jockey needs to be a voluble speaker.
Derivatives >> volubility, volubleness, volubly
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