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41 terms

Vocab Unit 12

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altercation
definition - a heated argument
lexicon
definition - a dictionary; a specialized vocabulary used in a particular field or place
hue
definition - a particular shade of given color
galvanize
definition - to startle into sudden activity
sanction
definition - permission; support
hyperbole
definition - extreme exaggeration for effect and not meant to be taken literally
ominous
definition - threatening; foreboding evil
audacity
definition - rude boldness; nerve
evince
definition - to demonstrate clearly; to prove
implacable
definition - unable to be appeased or pacified
exhort
definition - to urge on with stirring words
incarcerate
definition - to put into prison; to confine
incisive
definition - sharp; keen; cutting straight to the heart of the matter
expedient
definition - practical; providing an immediate advantage (especially when serving one's self-interest)
pertinent
definition - having to do with the subject at hand; relevant
altercation
synonym - quarrel; dispute
altercation
antonym - agreement
altercation
antonym - harmony
lexicon
synonym - jargon; argot; cant
galvanize
synonym - stimulate
galvanize
antonym - enervate
hyperbole
antonym - understatement
ominous
synonym - sinister
ominous
antonym - comforting
audacity
synonym - insolence; impudence
audacity
antonym - decorum
evince
synonym - manifest
implacable
synonym - inflexible; relentless
implacable
antonym - pacified
implacable
antonym - assuaged
exhort
synonym - encourage
incarcerate
synonym - imprison; constrain
incarcerate
antonym - liberate
incarcerate
antonym - free
incisive
synonym - piercing; acute
incisive
antonym - superficial
incisive
antonym - dull
expedient
synonym - effective
expedient
antonym - feckless
pertinent
antonym - unrelated
pertinent
antonym - extraneous