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lesson vocab 9
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Substances with highly caustic or corrosive properties are widely used in present day commercial process, such as manufacture of cloth and yarn.
def: able to dissolve or eat away b chemical action
synonym: corrosive, keen, cutting, stinging
antonyms: mild, bland, amiable
"if it were always easy to distinguish art from obscenity," the official remarked," the job of censor wouldn't be so difficult."
(n & v)
def: an official who examines works of literature, films and the likes for things considered to be immoral, offensive dangerous
synonym: expurgator, bowdlerizer
Perhaps my actions were hasty and ill advised, but they certainly did not merit the kind of harsh public censure they received.
(n & v)
def: open & strong criticism or disapproval
synonym: rebuke, reprimand, reproof
antonyms: praise, commendation, approval
" I still didn't particulary want to go to the party," Alex admitted. " Still, I felt a deep sense of chagrin when I realized that I wouldn't be invited."
(n & v)
def: irritation, embarrassment, or humiliation caused by disappointment.
synonyms: vexation, annoyance, mortification
antonyms: jubilation, exultation
"Don't be to eager to accept the claims of every fad diet that comes along." My physician warned me. "some of these programs may have been concocted by charlatans whos recommendations could do great harm."
def: anyone who claims to have skills or knowledge that he or she doesn't posses
synonyms: charlatanism, charlatanry
The poor women suffers terribly from chronic arthritis.
def: continuing over a long period of time or recurring often
synonyms: long-lasting, prolonged, continual
antonyms: transitory, transient, evanescent
"If I have a little time on my hands after school, I take the long way home." Marta said. "It's a circuitous route, but the scenery is just beautiful!"
def: indirect or roundabout; long-winded
synonyms: winding, meandering, rambling
antonyms: direct, undeviating, unswerving
Since you don't know most salespeople personally, always be a circumspect as possible in your dealings with them
def: cautious or prudent, especially in regard to the consequences of actions or statements; tactful
synonyms: careful, watchful, vigilant
antonyms: careless, imprudent, incautious
We planned our route so as to circumvent heavily congested urban areas that might slow down our progress.
def: to get around or avoid especially by trickery or deception
synonyms: by-pass, skirt, evade
antonyms: obey, observe
Try as they might, federal agents were unable to locate the clandestine printing press that had turned out the counterfeit $100 bills.
def: concealed from view so as to hide ones purpose
synonyms: surreptitious, covert
antonyms: open, undisguised, overt
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