Essay about Vocab: Word and Pleasing Appearance Synonyms

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Unit Two Vocabulary

1. Adjourn (v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; to move to another place SYNONYMS: postpone, suspend, discontinue ANTONYMS: open, call to order

2. Alien (n.) a citizen of another country (adj.) foreign, strange SYNONYMS: (adj.) exotic, unfamiliar ANTONYMS: (adj.) native, endemic, familiar

3. Comely (adj.) having a pleasing appearance SYNONYMS: good looking, attractive, bony ANTONYMS: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive

4. Compensate (v.) to make up for; to repay for services SYNONYMS: pay back, reimburse, recompense ANTONYMS: fail to reward, stiff

5. Dissolute (adj.) loose in one’s morals or behavior SYNONYMS: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt ANTONYMS: virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper

6. Erratic (adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable SYNONYMS: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable ANTONYMS: steady, consistent, dependable

7. Expulsion (n.) the process of driving or forcing out SYNONYMS: ejection, ouster, eviction ANTONYMS: admittance, admission

8. Feint (n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense (v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of SYNONYMS: (n.) trick, rouse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff

9. Fodder (n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose SYNONYMS: feed, provender

10. Fortify (v.) to strengthen, build up SYNONYMS: reinforce, shore up ANTONYMS: weaken, undermine, sap, impair

11. Illegible (adj.) difficult or impossible to read SYNONYMS: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled ANTONYMS: readable, decipherable, distinct, clear

12. Jeer (v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision SYNONYMS: (v.) laugh at, mock, taunt ANTONYMS: (n.) applause, plaudits, accolades

13. Lucrative (adj.) bringing in the money; profitable SYNONYMS: gainful, moneymaking ANTONYMS: unprofitable, losing, in the red

14. Mediocre (adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished SYNONYMS: run of the mill ANTONYMS: exceptional, outstanding, distinguished

15. Proliferate (v.) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly SYNONYMS: multiply, mushroom, burgeon ANTONYMS: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off

16. Subjugate (v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control SYNONYMS: subdue, vanquish, master ANTONYMS: be conquered, submit, surrender

17. Sully (v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch SYNONYMS: pollute, taint, smear ANTONYMS: cleanse, purify, decontaminate

18. Tantalize (v.) to tease, torment by teasing SYNONYMS: tempt, lead on, make one’s mouth water ANTONYMS: satisfy, fulfill, gratify

19. Terse (adj.) brief and to the point SYNONYMS: concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet ANTONYMS: verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix

20. Unflinching (adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back SYNONYMS: resolute, steadfast, unwavering ANTONYMS: irresolute, wavering, vacillating

Directions: Use your vocabulary words to complete each sentence. Each word will be used TWICE. You may have to add additional endings onto the word in order for the word to make sense in the sentence (-s, -ed, -ing).

1. To enlarge the areas under their control, kings of old sent out their armies to ____________________ their neighbors. 2. Our laws protect not only citizens but also ____________________ legally residing in this