Vocabulary-Level-E-Unit-10

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Vocabulary Level E
Unit 10
acquiesce
DEF = (v.) to accept without protest; to agree or
submit
SYN = comply with, consent, yield
ANT = resist, protest
allure
DEF = (v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a
strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
SYN = (v.) beguile, tantalize; (n.) temptation
ANT = (v.) repel, turn off; (n.) repellent
WORD CONNECTION:
Think of a fishing LURE.
It’s used to ALLURE fish to
the fishing pole.
ALLURE
magazine
markets to
women
who want
to be
attractive.
askew
DEF = (adj., adv.) twisted to one side,
crooked; disapprovingly
SYN = awry, lopsided
ANT = straight, symmetrical
This baby is looking
askew at you!!
He disapproves!
The architecture of this
building purposefully
makes it look ASKEW.
blithe
DEF = (adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual,
unconcerned
SYN = carefree, indifferent
ANT = glum, morose, depressed
WORD CONNECTION:
BLithe = BLissful
contentious
DEF = (adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
SYN = argumentative, combative
ANT = agreeable, amiable
WORD CONNECTION:
Think of TENSE feelings
between people who don’t
get along.
CONTENTIOUS
covet
DEF = (v.) to desire something belonging to another
SYN = crave, yearn for
ANT = disdain, scorn
If you were driving an old
car, you might COVET this
Porsche.
You would wish you had the
Porsche instead.
crestfallen
DEF = (adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast
SYN = despondent, disconsolate
ANT = elated, cheerful
WORD CONNECTION:
Think – “I’ve “fallen down”
into a “depressed” mood.
I’m CRESTFALLEN
disheveled
DEF = (adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
SYN = untidy, disarranged
ANT = tidy, neat, orderly
Disheveled Desk
Disheveled clothes
exponent
X
2
DEF = (n.) one who advocates, speaks for, explains,
or interprets; (in math) the power to which a
number, symbol, or expression is to be raised.
SYN = defender, interpreter
ANT = critic, adversary, detractor
As president of the US, Obama
SPEAKS FOR our nation.
He also ADVOCATES policies
he thinks will help our country.
He is an EXPONENT for the
United States.
garrulous
DEF = (adj.) given to much talking, tediously chatty
SYN = talkative, long-winded
ANT = mum, reserved
Hello! I’m wearing a blue dress.
Don’t you think my dress is pretty?
I have blue hair ribbons, too. Isn’t
this exciting? What’s your name?
My name is….blah blah blah…
Someone who will NEVER stop
talking is GARRULOUS!!
garrulous
blithe
allure
covet
crestfallen
exponent
I hurried into a different aisle when I saw my
__________ neighbor in the grocery store. If she
saw me, we’d be stuck talking forever!
2. It was hard to be happy that I’d at least qualified for
the state tournament because I was ____ that I
hadn’t won.
3. If you spend all your time ______ what other
people have, you’ll never be truly happy with your
own life.
4. On the first day of summer vacation, both students
and teachers have a _____ look on their faces.
5. The _______ of fresh white snow and pulled me
out of my bed to go sledding on the snow day.
1.
disheveled
exponent
acquiesce
askew
contentious
blithe
From his ____ appearance, it was clear that Roger had
overslept and gotten dressed in a big hurry!
2. Ever since I accidentally sat on my glasses, they’ve been
resting slightly _____ on my nose.
3. The ______ argument between Paul and his ex-wife at
the school board meeting was a hot topic of gossip for
weeks.
4. When it was clear they had been defeated, the soldiers
______ to avoid being killed by their opponents.
5. Ever since Fred’s retirement from oil drilling, he’s
become a great ____ of environmental protection.
Maybe he saw the error of his ways!
1.
insuperable
DEF = (adj.) incapable of being overcome
SYN = invincible, insurmountable
ANT = conquerable
WORD CONNECTION:
inSUPERable = SUPERMAN
For most enemies,
SUPERMAN is
to INSUPERABLE.
lamentable
DEF = (adj.) to be regretted or pitied
SYN = deplorable, regrettable, distressing
ANT = praiseworthy, commendable
Having no money
is a
LAMENTABLE
position to be in.
I bet he’s
REGRETTING his
crime now that he’s
in this
LAMENTABLE
position.
misnomer
DEF = (n.) an unsuitable or misleading name
SYN = misnaming
WORD CONNECTION:
Think = misNAMEr = misnomer
If his nickname was “Shorty”,
that would be a serious
MISNOMER!
profess
DEF = (v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to
claim, pretend
SYN = declare, assert, proclaim
ANT = disclaim, disavow
Every day school
children in the U.S.
PROFESS that they
are loyal Americans.
respite
DEF = (n.) a period of rest or relief
SYN = intermission, breather
A VACATION is a
RESPITE from
everyday life.
REtribution
DEF = (n.) a repayment; a deserved punishment
SYN = recompense, just desserts
WORD CONNECTION:
Think = REvenge
sinuous
DEF = (adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe
and flexible
SYN = twisting, serpentine, supple
ANT = direct, straight, unbending
A WINDING
road is
SINUOUS.
sonorous
DEF = (adj.) full, deep, or rich in sound;
impressive in style
SYN = resonant, resounding
ANT = harsh, grating
WORD CONNECTION:
Think =“son” = song or sonata
TUBAS have
a deep
SONOROUS
tone.
vanguard
DEF = (n.) the foremost part of an army;
the leading position in any field
SYN = forefront, cutting edge, trailblazer
ANT = rear guard, stragglers
WORD CONNECTION:
The “guard” goes in
front of the one he’s protecting.
wastrel
DEF = (n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a goodfor-nothing
SYN = loafer, idler
ANT = tightwad, miser
WORD CONNECTION:
Think = Someone who WASTES
money and materials is a wastrel.
A person who “WASTES time” is a wastrel.
wastrel
sinuous
insuperable
profess
lamentable
sonorous
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Anyone who spends hours, days, and weeks just
hanging around is a(n) ______ with the most
precious thing we have – time.
When our boat capsized in the lake, we realized my
uncle wasn’t the expert boatman he had ______ to
be.
Ideally, a ballerina should have a compact torso and
long _______ limbs.
It is impressive to think that settlers in the Old West
survived while facing nearly _________ hardships.
Many employees were laid off due to the company’s
__________ financial situation.
vanguard
respite
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
sonorous
misnomer
retribution
wastrel
The astronaut’s willingness to lead the way into the new
frontiers of space clearly put him in the _____ of space
exploration.
During the wedding processional, the _______ melody
of a string quartet ushered in the bridesmaids.
Although it seems that sometimes the wicked people of
the world prosper, I truly believe that somehow there will
be __________.
When you consider how scripted some of the shows are,
it seems that the label of “Reality TV” is a serious _____.
After my sister and I had been practicing our trumpets
for 2 hours, my mother came in a begged for a _____ for
her ears.

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