Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 9
This is a flashcard set for unit 9 of Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E (copyright 2005). This book is typically used for 8th grade honors level classes. This is the format: definition; illustrative sentence; synonyms; antonyms
Terms in this set (20)
(verb) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute
In their wills many people __________ a portion of their wealth to favorite charities or educational institutions.
Syn.: assign, allot, apportion
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned
The members of the winning team acknowledged the cheers of their __________ fans.
Syn.: intense, zealous, fervent, avid
Ant.: indifferent, stolid, phlegmatic, apathetic
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent
Workers who are conscientious in the performance of their duties are, by definition, __________.
Syn.: industrious, unremitting, sedulous
Ant.: lazy, lackadaisical, shiftless
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
Successful political candidates soon learn how to handle tough questions fired at them by __________ newspaper and TV reporters.
Syn.: rash, impetuous, brazen, impertinent
Ant.: prudent, wary, cautious, circumspect
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies
Our constitutional system of checks and balances is designed to prevent the __________ use of power by any branch of the federal government.
Syn.: impulsive, fickle, unpredictable, mercurial
Ant.: constant, steady, steadfast, unwavering
(verb) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely
State and federal laws now forbid the use of corporal punishment to __________ prisoners.
Syn.: discipline, censure
Ant.: commend, reward
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
The __________ and detailed footnotes found in most scholarly books are designed to document the authors' sources.
Syn.: ample, profuse, bountiful
Ant.: inadequate, meager, scanty, concise
(verb) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (noun) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional
Try not to _________ from the directions given in the owner's manual.
Those who disagreed with the Soviet form of government were often branded as __________ and imprisoned.
Under our system of justice, the mentally ill cannot be held responsible for their __________ behavior.
Syn.: (verb) diverge, veer, swerve
Ant.: (verb) conform to, abide by; (adj.) orthodox
(adj., part.) unnaturally thin
Poeple who suffer from serious eating disorders may soon become woefully __________.
Syn.: gaunt, withered, shriveled
Ant.: plump, fat, obese, corpulent
(verb) to rejoice greatly
The campaign workers __________ in the unexpected victory of their candidate.
Syn.: revel, glory
Ant.: mope, sulk, regret, rue, lament
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy
The __________ limbs of cypresses dominate many of the landscapes painted by the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh.
Syn.: knotty, misshapen, contorted
Ant.: smooth, unblemished, straight
(noun) a payment for damage or loss
A certain type of life insurance contract provides double __________ for the accidental death of the policyholder.
Syn.: compensation, restitution, reparation
(noun) a hint; a vague notion
I had absolutely no _________ of what to expect as I entered the room.
Syn.: clue, intimation, suggestion
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood
Snorklers flock to the __________ waters of the Caribbean to view schools of brightly colored fish.
Syn.: lucid, intelligible
Ant.: clouded, murky, opaque
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority
Many of the heroes of ancient myths and legends appear to be all but _________.
Ant.: powerless, impotent, feeble, weak
(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption
The addition of some seasonings will usually make even the blandest of dishes __________.
Syn.: edible, appetizing, attractive
Ant.: inedible, distasteful, disagreeable
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell
There is something truly __________ about the sight of falling leaves in autumn.
Syn.: heartrending, bittersweet, melancholy
Ant.: unaffecting, bland, vapid, insipid, funny
(noun) bitter resentment or ill-will
An unusual degree of __________ may creep into the tone of the political debate in an election year.
Syn.: animosity, enmity, bitterness
Ant.: goodwill, harmony, rapport, amity
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited
Adolescents aren't the only people whose behavior might at times be considered a bit __________.
Syn.: pretentious, superficial, fatuous
Ant.: mature, judicious, sage, knowledgeable
(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance
Actors try to make their performances seem as __________ as possible.
Syn.: unpremeditated, unplanned, impromptu
Ant.: premeditated, planned, contrived, rehearsed
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