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Hawkins vocab energizers ch. 2

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Pronunciation: Spartan
SPAR tun
Pronunciation: Gadfly
GAD fly
Pronunciation: Homage
HOM ij
Pronunciation: Spurn
SPURN
Pronunciation: pedigree
PED uh gree
Pronunciation: Pittance
PIT uns
Pronunciation: Preposterous
prih POS tur us
Pronunciation: macabre
muh KAH bruh
Ponunciation: Farce
FARS
Ponunciation: Bombast
BOM bast
Syn: Gadfly
Goad, Critic
Syn: Farce
burlesque, mockery
Syn: Pittance
modicum, trifle
Syn: Spartan
Austere, severe
Syn: Macabre
ghastly, gruesome
Syn: Pedigree
Geneology, ancestory
Syn: Spurn
repudiate, reject
Syn: homage
reverence, respect
Syn:bombast
grandiloquence, wordiness
Syn: preposterous
ludicrous, ridiculious
Spartan
Severe, rigorous, disciplined
gadfly
person who continually annoys others
homage
action showing respect and honor
Spurn
scornfully refuse or reject
pedigree
ancestory, or record of ancestory, line of descent
pittance
small amount or portion, especially of money
preposterous
ridiculous, obviously absurd, contrary to reason
macabre
gruesome, horrible, causing fear, suggesting the horror of death
Farce
Ridiculous, Light comedy; slapstick comedy; absurd thing; mockery
Bombast
speech or writing that sounds grand or important but has little meaning