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lesson vocab 10
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There are far more subtle ways of coercing a person into doing what you want than twisting his or her arm.
def: to force someone to do something against his or her will by using undue pressure
synonyms: constrain, compel, pressure
"The objections that Gloria raised to my plan were not only cogent," Frank admitted candidly," "They were totally unanswerable."
def: forceful and convincing to the point
synonyms: powerful, potent, effective, telling
antonyms: weak, ineffective, unconvincing
Add just enough water to the mixture of sand and cement to produce a gritty substance that coheres like oatmeal.
def: to hold or stick together, to fit together
synonyms: coalesce, combine
antonyms: separate, fall apart, come apart
Though Shakespeare usually worked by himself, other Elizabethan dramatist frequently collaborated on plays.
def: to work together on some kind of joint project.
synonyms: cooperate, team up, collude
antonyms: work by oneself, dissociate oneself from
A particular software program that you may have seen advertised on television or in the newspaper may or may not be compatible with the type of home computer you own.
def: capable of use with some other brand or model
"You can't afford to be complacent about security."
def: overly self-satisfied; smug
synonyms: content, self - content
antonyms: dissatisfied, discontent
"A concise account of the country's history."
def: giving a lot of information clearly and in a few words; brief but comprehensive
synonyms: brief, compact, succinct
antonyms: wordy, prolix, verbose
"The practice is not officially condoned by any airline."
def: approve or sanction (something), especially with reluctance.
synonyms: ignore, close ones eyes too
antonyms: condemn, denounce
"A confrontation with the legislature."
def: a face to face encounter usually suggesting a hostile or defiant attitude
synonyms: showdown, face-off, shootout
Many conjectured that the jury could not agree."
(n & v)
def: form an opinion or supposition about (something) on the basis of incomplete information.
synonyms: surmise, supposition, presumption
antonyms: fact certainty
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