Unit 6 Vocab By me and this kid Anomalous (adj) • Abnormal, irregular, not usual Stressed syllable • A-’nom-a-lous Synonyms • Divergent • Irregular • Abnormal Arbiter (n) • A judge or one holding power to decide an issue. Stressed syllable • ‘ar-bit-er synonyms • Moderator • Umpire • Referee • mediator Aspersion (n) • A damaging statement or the act of slander. syllable • As-’per-sion synonyms • Slander • Insult • Abuse • innuendo Bizarre (adj) • Extremely strange or unusual. synonyms • Fantastic • Outlandish • Grotesque Antonyms • Normal • Customary • Typical Brusque (adj) • Abrupt or blunt. synonyms • Gruff • Frank • cavalier antonyms • Methodical • Drawn-out Cajole (v) • To deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises or to coax. Syllable • Ca-’jole synonyms • Beguile • Entice • con Castigate (v) • To punish or criticize severely. syllable • ‘cast-i-gate synonyms • Reprimand • Rebuke • Chastise Contrive (v) • To plan with ingenuity or to invent. synonyms • Blueprint • Formulate • chart sentence • Thomas Edison contrived to invent the light bulb in 1880. Demagogue (n) • A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power. Synonyms • Radical • Firebrand • Rebel • Revolutionary Sentence • Adolf Hitler was perhaps the greatest example of a demagogue of all time Disabuse (v) • To free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking Synonyms • Correct • debunk • liberate • rectify Sentence • The math teacher disabused me during the test corrections. Ennui (n) • Weariness and discontent from lack of interest or occupation; boredom synonyms • Apathy • Melancholy • dissatisfaction Antonyms • Energy • Enthusiasm • Vigor • Liveliness Fetter (n) • A chain or shackle placed on the feet. synonyms • Bind • Chain • cuff Antonyms • Free • Loosen • Let go Heinous (adj) • Very wicked or hateful. Synonyms • god-awful • nefarious • crying Antonyms • Good • Lovely • Magnificent Immutable (adj) • Not subject to change. synonyms • Constant • Fixed • stable Antonyms • Changeable • Flexible • Mutable Insurgent (n) • One who rebels or rises against authority. Synonyms • Disobedient • Revolutionary • Revolting Antonyms • Obedient • Subordinate Megalomania (n) • A delusion marked by a feeling power. Synonyms • Arrogance • Assurance • Vanity Antonyms • Altruism • Humility • selflessness Sinecure (n) • A position requiring little or no work. Synonyms • Push over • Soft touch • Toast Stressed syllable • ‘Si-ne-kyur Surreptitious (adj) • Stealthy, secret, or intended to escape observation. Synonyms • Hidden • Undercover • Under wraps Antonyms • Open • Honest • Authorized Transgress (v) • To go beyond limit or boundary. Synonyms • Break • Defray • Violate Sentence • Vigilantes such as batman always transgress the laws. Transmute (v) • To change from one nature, substance, or form to another. Vicarious (adj) • Suffered, performed, or experienced by one person as a substitute for another; indirect; in surrogate. Syllable • Vi-’car-i-ous Synonyms • Substitutional • Delegated • acting Vouchsafe (V) • to be gracious enough or condescend to give or grant synonyms • Accord • Award • Bestow • condescend antonyms • Take away • Removal Synonyms • Mutate • Transform • Translate Sentence • In the movie Transformers, the charters transmute into different machines. Synonyms • Indirect • Pretend • Secondary Sentence • I took his place last night so he didn’t have go on the date with Helga. Review Q’s Be prepared for your brain to explode sentences 1.In the jungles of south America, there are many () creatures. a. Bizarre b. brusque c. anomalous 2. the prisoner was confined to his cell, being immobilized thanks to the (). a. Fetter b. sinecure c. ennui 3. The speech he gave was very () and to the point. a. Brusque b. surreptitious c. heinous 4. The () were sentenced to death once they were captured by the government. a. Insurgents b. megalomaniacs c. arbiters 5. The acts of the terrorists on 9/11 can only be described as (). a. Heinous b. vicarious c. immutable Syllables • Choose the correct stresses syllable: 1. Anomalous a. 2 b.1 c.4 d.3 2. Vicarious a.2 b. 1 c.4 d.3 3. Megalomania a. 5 b. 1 c. 6 d. 4 Synonyms • Choose a word the closely relates to the vocab word: 1. Demagogue 2. disabuse 3. Immutable Definition • Weariness and discontent from lack of interest or occupation; boredom a. Ennui b. aspersion c. megalomania 2. To plan with ingenuity; invent a. Contrive b. disabuse c. cajole 3. One having power to reside over or judge; an umpire a. Arbiter b. demagogue c. insurgent 4. A damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering a. Aspersion b. ennui c. sinecure 5. To coax; persuade through flattery or to deceive through false remarks or promises a. Cajole b. contrive c. vouchsafe 6. To punish severely; criticize severely a. Castigate b. transmute c. transgress Antonyms • A difficult job, requiring hard work a. Sinecure b. ennui c. aspersion 2. To obey, listen; follow the rules a. Transgress b. vouchsafe c. castigate 3. To withhold, deny, keep for oneself a. Vouchsafe b. castigate c. transgress 4. Out in the open; easily seen a. Surreptitious b. vicarious c. transgress Answers • All of the answers were the letter A.
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