1. v. Achieve a feeling, attitude, or reaction.
(ex sentence) He _____ all his courage and asked the person he liked to go to the dance with him.
2. v. To gather together.
(ex sentence) We _____ up as many volunteers as we could to help with the clean-up project.
Syn: 1. raise, summon up, build up
2. collect, gather, amass, convene, congregate
Ant: 1. lose, release
2. disperse, disband
v. to put an end to something, typically by the use of force
syn. crush, curb, quash
ant. encourage, advance, cultivate, promote
v. to subdue or silence someone
v. to suppress something, typically an unpleasant feeling
syn. calm, soothe, pacify, assuage
ant. encourage, intensify
You _____ someone or something; you put a stop to it or you suppress it.
v. *To make someone feel annoyed or frustrated.
v. *To cause distress or to cause worry — to make someone feel distressed or worried.
Synonyms: irritate, provoke, infuriate, exasperate, torment, plague, haunt, worry, concern
Antonyms: delight, please soothe, comfort
-Our siblings tend to _____ us in that they tend to make us annoyed or frustrated.
-We tend to _____ our parents, teachers, and other adults in that we tend cause them distress or worry.
n. Contemptuous, disrespectful, or scornful ridicule or mockery.
If you treat someone with _____, it means you're treating them with ridicule and disrespect; you're mocking them in a mean way, not a fun way.
Synonym: ridicule, scorn, insult, disrespect, unkindness
Antonym: flattery, praise, kindness, appreciation
v. To disguise or conceal one's true motives, feelings, or beliefs.
When you _____ your feelings, emotions, or motives — you're hiding how you really feel or what you really think; you're hiding your real reason for doing something.
Synonym: feign, masquerade, bluff, posture, fake, hide
Antonym: acknowledge, reveal, disclose, show, express
n. 1. a belief or set of beliefs held and taught by a church, political party, or other group
Syn: creed, belief, ideology, principle
Ant: disbelief, heterodoxy (which means not conforming with accepted standards or beliefs), skepticism
2. a stated principle of government policy, mainly in foreign or military affairs, for example the Monroe Doctrine
Related word = indoctrination/indoctrinate. (which means teaching a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically, without question)