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1. ADULTERATE (v)– to corrupt, make worse by the addition of something of lesser value SYN – Contaminate, pollute ANT - purifyex. ______________ the milk with water2. AMBIDEXTROUS (adj)– able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical SYN – versatile ANT - clumsyex. Marveled at his _______________ abilities3. AUGMENT (v)– to make larger, increaseSYN – enlarge, amplify, supplement ANT – decrease, diminishex. _______________ one’s income4. BEREFT (adj)– deprived of, made unhappy through a loss.SYN – bereaved ANT – replete, well providedex. _______________ of friends in his old age.5. DOUR (adj) –stern, unyielding; gloomy, ill-humoredSYN – harsh, bleak, forbidding ANT – cheery, inviting, genialex. a ______________ and sullen disposition
10TH GRADE VOCABULARY LIST - 1st Quarter
10TH GRADE VOCABULARY LIST - 1st Quarter
6. FORTITUDE (n) –courage in facing difficultiesSYN – resolve, steadfastness, mettle ANT – fearfulness, timidityex. Showed great ________________ during the flood7. GUISE (n) -an external appearance, cover, maskSYN – Costume, semblance, pretenseex. The _______________ of a police officer8. INSIDIOUS (adj) –intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherousSYN – cunning, underhanded ANT - frank, ingenuousex. An ________________ scheme9. INTIMATION (n)– a hint, indirect suggestionSYN – clue, indication, inklingex. Gave no ____________________ of her difficulties10. PLIABLE (adj)– easily bent; flexible, easily influencedSYN – supple, adaptable, resilient ANT – rigid, inflexibleex. Three spools of ___________________ copper wire
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11. REITERATE (v) -to say again, repeat SYN – restate, rehashex. _____________ a statement for emphasis12. UNKEMPT (adj) –not combed, untidy, not properly maintained, unpolished; rudeSYN – sloppy, disheveled, rough ANT – tidy, neatex. An ________________ little boy13. WARILY (adv) -cautiously, with great careSYN – carefully, prudently, gingerly ANT – recklessly, heedlesslyex. Approach the mouth of the cave _______________.14. ADROIT (adj)– Skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mindSYN – clever, deft, dexterous, slick ANT – clumsy, ineptex. ________________ at twirling a baton15. AMICABLE (adj) –peaceable, friendlySYN – congenial, neighborly, cordial ANT – hostile, antagonisticex. An _______________ settlement of the dispute
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16. AVERSE (adj) –having deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwillingSYN – disinclined ANT – favorably disposed, eager, keenex. ___________ to strenuous exercise17. BELLIGERENT (adj) –given to fighting, warlike, combative, aggressiveSYN - assertive, truculent ANT – peaceful, placidex. A ________ student spends a lot of time in ISS18. BENEVOLENT (adj) –kindly, charitableSYN – benign, well-meaning ANT - maliciousex. A _________ feeling toward all their neighbors19. CURSORY (adj) -hasty; not thoroughSYN – quick, superficial ANT – thorough, painstakingex. A _________ glance through the document.20. DUPLICITY (n) -treachery; deceitfulnessSYN – fraud, double-dealingex. Fired the employees suspected of __________.
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21. IMPERVIOUS (adj) –not affected or hurt by; not admitting passage orentranceSYN – impenetrable, resistant ANT – porous, permeable, vulnerableex. A plastic cover _____________ to moisture.22. IMPETUS (n) -a moving force, impulse, stimulusSYN – impulse, incentive, spur ANT – curb, hindrance, impedimentex. Gave new _________ to the drive.23. METICULOUS (adj) –extremely careful; particular about details.SYN – fastidious, painstaking ANT – careless, sloppyex. A _____________ housekeeper.24. NOSTALGIA (n) –a longing for something past; homesicknessex. A vague feeling of __________________25. QUINTESSENCE (n) -the purest essence or form of something; themost typical example. SYN – paragon, exemplarex. A deed hailed as the ______________ of valor.
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26. RETROGRESS (v) -to move backward; to return to an earlier condition SYN - revert, degenerate, decline ANT – advance, evolveex. Has ______________ into barbarism.27. SCRUTINIZE (v) -to examine closelySYN – inspect, pore over ANT – skim, glance atex. ________________ the documents.28. TEPID (adj)-lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interestSYN – insipid, half-hearted ANT – heated, excitedex. A cup of ____________ tea.ALIENATE (v) –to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer,convey ex. Bad habits that ________ friendsSYN – Separate, estrange ANT – reconcile, befriendARTIFICE (n) –n. a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; clever skill;trickery SYN – stratagem, ruseex. Deceived by his ______________
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31. COERCE (v) -to compel, force SYN – pressure, bullyex. ____ into obedience by a threat of punishment32. EXHILARATE (v) –to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness toex. ____________ by the good newsSYN – stimulate, excite ANT – discourage, inhibit33. INCLEMENT (adj) –stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or actionSYN – blustery, implacable ANT – mild, tranquil, gentleex. Unaccustomed to the ________ New England winter.34. MUSE (v) –to think about in a dreamy way, ponderSYN – meditate, contemplateex. _______ on the meaning of life35.NEGLIGIBLE (adj) –so unimportant that it can be disregardedSYN – trivial, inconsequential ANT – crucial, significantex. A ________ loss we need not worry about it
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PERPETUATE (v) –to make permanent or long lastingSYN – continue, prolong indefinitely ANT – abolish, discontinueex. ________ the customs of our ancestorsPUNITIVE (adj) –inflicting or aiming at punishmentSYN – penalizing, retaliatoryex. Led a ________ expedition against the rebel.REDRESS (v) –v. to set right, remedy n. relief from wrong or injurySYN – rectify, mitigate, correctex. Seek ________ through the courtsSOJOURN – (n)a temporary stay(v)to stay for a timeSYN – (n) visit, stopover, brief stayex. A week’s __________ in ParisURBANE (adj) –refined in a manner or style, suaveSYN – elegant ANT – crude, boorish, uncouth ex. An ____________ host

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