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1 Wordlist 18 Symbolic Clothing

2 1. Accessory (n.) Definition: something added to a machine or to clothing that has a useful or decorative purpose Synonym: attachment, fitment Example: Sunglasses are much more than a fashion accessory. Word Family: ac·ces·so·ri·ly, adverb ac·ces·so·ri·ness, noun in·ter·ac·ces·so·ry, adjective non·ac·ces·so·ry, adjective, noun, plural non·ac·ces·so·ries.

3 2. Administer (n.) Definition: to control the operation or arrangement of something Synonym: manage, direct, control Example: The economy has been badly administered by the present government. Word Family: ad·min·is·trant [ad-min-uh-struhnt] Show IPA, noun non·ad·min·is·trant, adjective self-ad·min·is·tered, adjective self-ad·min·is·ter·ing, adjective un·ad·min·is·tered, adjective

4 3. Bundle (n.) Definition: a number of things that have been fastened or are held together Synonym: bunch, clump Example: a bundle of clothes/newspapers/books Word Family:

5 4. Cape (n.) Definition: a sleeveless garment of various lengths, fastened around the neck and falling loosely from the shoulders, worn separately or attached to a coat or other outer garment. Synonym: cloak, shawl Example: She was wearing a long red cape on his coat. Word Family:

6 5. Contemporary (adj.) Definition: existing or happening now Synonym: Example: Although the play was written hundreds of years ago, it still has a contemporary (= modern) feel to it. Word Family: con·tem·po·rar·i·ly, adverb con·tem·po·rar·i·ness, noun non·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective, noun, plural non·con·tem·po·rar·ies. post·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective ul·tra·con·tem·po·rar·y, adjective, ul·tra·con·tem·po·rar·ies. noun, plural

7 6. Convention (n.) Definition: a rule, method, or practice established by usage; custom Synonym: custom, practice Example: the convention of showing north at the top of a map. Word Family: an·ti·con·ven·tion, adjective coun·ter·con·ven·tion, noun post·con·ven·tion, adjective pre·con·ven·tion, noun pro·con·ven·tion, adjective

8 7. Declare (v.) Definition: to announce something clearly, firmly, publicly, or officially Synonym: proclaim. announce Example: They declared their support for the proposal. Word Family: de·clar·a·ble, adjective mis·de·clare, verb, mis·de·clared, mis·de·clar·ing. pre·de·clare, verb (used with object), pre·de·clared, pre·de·clar·ing. re·de·clare, verb (used with object), re·de·clared, re·de·clar·ing. un·de·clar·a·ble, adjective

9 8. Differentiate (v.) Definition: to show or find the difference between things that are compared Synonym: distinguish, discriminate Example: We do not differentiate between our workers on the basis of their background or ethnic origin. Word Family: dif·fer·en·ti·a·tion, noun in·ter·dif·fer·en·ti·ate, verb (used with object), in·ter·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed, in·ter·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ing. re·dif·fer·en·ti·ate, verb, re·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed, re·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ing. self-dif·fer·en·ti·at·ing, adjective un·dif·fer·en·ti·at·ed, adjective

10 9. Drape (n.) Definition: a curtain or hanging of heavy fabric and usually considerable length, especially either of a pair for covering a window and drawn open and shut horizontally. Synonym: curtain Example: He drew the drapes after a while. Word Family: drap·a·ble, drape·a·ble, adjective drap·a·bil·i·ty, drape·a·bil·i·ty, noun

11 10. Trimmed (adj.) Definition: If clothes and other things made of cloth are trimmed, they are decorated, especially around the edges Synonym: Example: She was wearing a black suit trimmed with white. Word Family: trim·ly, adverb trim·ness, noun o·ver·trim, verb, o·ver·trimmed, o·ver·trim·ming. pre·trim, verb, pre·trimmed, pre·trim·ming.

12 11. Gavel (n.) Definition: a small hammer that an official in charge of a meeting hits against a wooden block or table to get people to be quiet and listen Synonym: hammer Example: The judge make the crowd quiet by his gavel. Word Family:

13 12. Gown (n.) Definition: a woman's dress, especially a long one worn on formal occasions, or a long, loose piece of clothing worn over other clothes for a particular purpose Synonym: dress, frock Example: a hospital gown Word Family:

14 13. Impress (v.) Definition: to cause someone to admire or respect you Synonym: impact, influence Example: Your mother was clearly not impressed by our behaviour in the restaurant. Word Family:

15 14. Integral (adj.) Definition: necessary and important as a part of, or contained within, a whole Synonym: essential, fundamental, intrinsic Example: He's an integral part of the team and we can't do without him. Word Family: in·te·gral·i·ty, noun in·te·gral·ly, adverb un·in·te·gral, adjective un·in·te·gral·ly, adverb

16 15. Ritual (n.) Definition: a set of fixed actions and sometimes words performed regularly, especially as part of a ceremony Synonym: ceremony, rite Example: Coffee and the newspaper are part of my morning ritual. Word Family: rit·u·al·ly, adverb an·ti·rit·u·al, adjective pro·rit·u·al, adjective un·rit·u·al, adjective un·rit·u·al·ly, adverb

17 16. Sceptre (n.) Definition: a decorated stick that is carried by a queen or king during some official ceremonies as a symbol of their authority Synonym: rod Example: The king was taking hold of the scepter. Word Family:

18 17. Significance (n.) Definition: importance Synonym: importance Example: The discovery of the new drug is of great significance for/to people suffering from heart problems. Word Family: non·sig·nif·i·cance, noun self-sig·nif·i·cance, noun

19 18. Tassel (n.) Definition: a group of short threads or ropes held together at one end, used as a hanging decoration on hats, curtains, furniture, etc Synonym: Example: Word Family:

20 19. Unity (n.) Definition: the state of being joined together or in agreement Synonym: integration Example: European political and economic unity. Word Family: non·u·ni·ty, noun, plural non·u·ni·ties. self-u·ni·ty, noun su·per·u·ni·ty, noun

21 20. Veil (n.) Definition: a piece of thin material worn by women to cover the face or head Synonym: mantilla, purdah Example: After the ceremony, the bride lifted up her veil to kiss her husband. Word Family: veil·less, adjective veil·like, adjective

22 21. Bouquet (n.) Definition: a group of flowers that have been fastened together and attractively arranged so that they can be given as a present or carried on formal occasions Synonym: bunch Example: Chris sent me a lovely bouquet when I was ill. Word Family:

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