Vocabulary

October 26 – November 2

Definitions:

  • Adulterate
    • (verb) to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value.
  • Ambidextrous
    • (adj.) able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical
  • Augment
    • (verb) to make larger, increase
  • Bereft
    • (adj., part.) deprived of; made unhappy through a loss
  • Deploy
    • (verb) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up
  • Dour
    • (adj.) stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
  • Fortitude
    • (noun) courage in facing difficulties
  • Gape
    • (verb) to stare with open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide
  • Gibe
    • (verb) to utter taunting words
    • (noun) an expression of scorn
  • Guise
    • (noun) an external appearance, cover, mask
  • Insidious
    • (adj.) intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous
  • Intimation
    • (noun) a hint, indirect suggestion
  • Opulent
    • (adj.) wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandiose
  • Pliable
    • (adj.) easily bent, flexible; easily influenced
  • Reiterate
    • (verb) to say again, repeat
  • Stolid
    • (adj.) not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull
  • Tentative
    • (adj.) experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant
  • Unkempt
    • (adj.) not combined; untidy; not properly maintained; unpolished, rude
  • Verbatim
    • (adj., adv.) word for word; exactly as written or spoken
  • Warily
    • (adv.) cautiously, with great care

Synonyms and Antonyms:

Word Synonym Antonym
Adulterate Sully Purify
Ambidextrous Facile Clumsy
Augment Escalate Wane
Bereft Bereaved
Deploy Organize  Recall
Dour Ghastly Cherubic
Fortitude Resolve Fearfulness
Gape Stare
Gibe Jeer Compliment
Guise Semblance
Insidious Cunning Candid
Intimation Clue
Opulent Lavish Pauperish
Pliable Lithe Rigid
Reiterate Retweet  Intimate
Stolid Languid Emotional
Tentative Provisional Definite
Unkempt Slipshod Prim
Verbatim Exact Paraphrased
Warily Prudently Recklessl

 

November 5th-9th

  • ADROIT; adj
    Skillfull, expert in the use of the hands or mind
    AMICABLE; adj.
    Peaceful, friendly
    AVERSE; adj.
    Having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
    BELLIGERENT; adj/n
    Given to fighting, warlike, combative, aggrssive
    One at war, one engaged in war
    BENEVOLENT; adj
    Kind, charitable
    CURSORY; adj
    Hasty, not thorough
    DUPLICITY; n
    Treachery, deceitfulness
    EXTOL; v
    To praise extravagantly
    FEASIBLE; adj
    Possible, able to be done
    GRIMACE; n/v
    A wry face, facial distortion
    To make a wry face
    HOLOCAUST; n
    A large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
    IMPERVIOUS; adj
    Not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
    IMPETUS; n
    A moving force, impulse, stimulus
    JEOPARDY; n.
    danger
    METICULOUS; adj
    Extremely careful; particular about details
    NOSTALGIA; n
    A longing for something past; homesickness
    QUINTESSENCE; n
    The purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
    RETROGRESS; v
    To move backward; to return to an earlier condition
    SCRUTINIZE; v
    To examine closely
    TEPID; adj
    Lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
Word Synonym Antonym
Adroit Ambidextrous Clumsy
Amicable Cordial belligerent
Averse Loath Eager
Belligerent Militant amicable
Benevolent Benign Malign
Cursory Slapdash Warily
Duplicity Insidiousness Honest
Extol Praise Gibe
Feasible Viable Impractical
Grimace Frown Smile
Holocaust Termination proliferation
Impervious Immune Susceptible
Impetus Spur Hindrance
Jeopardy Danger Safety
Meticulous Prim Unkempt
Nostalgia Homesickness
Quintessence Paragon
Retrogress Revert Progress
Scrutinize Gang Skim
tepid Half-Hearted excited

November 12th-16th

  • Adversary
    • (noun) an enemy, opponent
  • Alienate
    • (verb) to turn away; make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
  • Artifice
    • (noun) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
  • Coerce
    • (verb) to compel, force
  • Craven
    • (adj.) cowardly
    • (noun) a coward
  • Culinary
    • (adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
  • Delete
    • (verb) to erase, wipe out, cut out
  • Demise
    • (noun) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
  • Exhilerate
    • (verb) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
  • Fallow
    • (adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow
    • (noun) land left unseeded
    • (verb) to plow but not seed
  • Harass
    • (verb) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
  • Inclement
    • (adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action.
  • Muse
    • (verb) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
  • Negligible
    • (adj.) so unimportant tat it can be disregarded
  • Perpetuate
    • (verb) to make permanent or long lasting
  • Precedent
    • (noun) an example that may serve as a bias for imitation or later action
  • Punitive
    • (adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment
  • Redress
    • (verb) to set right, remedy
    • (noun) relief from wrong or injury
  • Sojourn
    • (noun) a temporary stay
    • (verb) to stay for a time
  • Urbane
    • (adj.) refine in manner or style, suave
Word Synonym Antonym
Adversary Antagonist Proponent
Alienate Sever Captivate
Artifice Ruse
Coerce Bully Cajole
Craven Knave Brazen
Culinary
Delete Abridge Build up
Demise Death Commencement
Exhilarate Excite Devitalize
Fallow Scant Even or uniform
Harass Harry Console
Inclement Rugged Peaceful
Muse Ponder Prattle
Negligible Diminutive Paramount
Perpetuate Divulge Rebut
Precedent Statute
Punitive Punishing Rewarding
Redress Rectify
Sojourn Stopover
Urbane Elegant Boorish

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