1.) Impaired adj syn damaged
Def- having a disability of a specified kind.
Piggy’s impaired vision is the only thing that allowed the boys to have fire.
2.) Gesticulate verb syn motion
Def- use gestures, especially dramatic ones, instead of speaking or to emphasize one's words.
The dramatic gesticulating by the speaker kept the crowd enthused.
3.) Torrid adj syn dfficult
Def- full of difficulty or tribulation.
The torrid time tested the mental strength of the entire team.
4.) Assimilate verb syn acquire
Def- take in (information, ideas, or culture) and understand fully.
To assimilate the knowledge necessary to be wise, one must travel frequently.
5.) Theological adj syn religious
Def- of or relating to the study of theology.
The theological arguments among the magnet kids left most frustrated or offended.
6.) Purge verb syn expunge
Def- remove (a group of people considered undesirable) from an organization or place in an abrupt or violent manner.
The Purge is a horror movie about a day when all crime is legal, and people murder freely.
7.) Exult verb syn rejoice
Def- show or feel elation or jubilation, especially as the result of a success.
The team at NASA b when they found the mission was successful.
8.) Myopia noun syn nearsightedness
Def- lack of imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight.
The boys’ myopia was only slightly relieved by Piggy’s presence.
9.) Devastate verb syn destroy
Def- destroy or ruin (something); cause (someone) severe and overwhelming shock or grief.
The news devastated what little hope was left among the hopefuls.
10.) Propitiate verb syn regain favor
Def- win or regain the favor of (a god, spirit, or person) by doing something that pleases them.
The former president had tried to propitiate the people ultimately failed. Horribly.
11.) Pinnacle noun syn high point
Def- a high, pointed piece of rock.
The modern countries are said to be the pinnacles of civilization.
12.) Ludicrous adj syn ridiculous
Def- so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing; ridiculous.
The boys found Simon’s opinions about the Beast ludicrous at first.
13.) Truculent adj syn aggressive
Def- eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant.
The truculent toddler stole the toys in search of a fight.
14.) Cessation noun syn stopping
Def- the fact or process of ending or being brought to an end.
The cessation of the ceaseless headache felt like a blessing after hours of pain.
15.) Parry verb syn ward off
Def- ward off (a weapon or attack), especially with a countermove.
The fencer parried the move, and avoided the following countermoves.
16.) Talisman noun syn charm
Def- an object, typically an inscribed ring or stone, that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good