Presentation on theme: " To give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of Syn. pretending; concealing Ant. revealing Sample sentence: The."— Presentation transcript:
To give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of Syn. pretending; concealing Ant. revealing Sample sentence: The boy dissembled his appearance on Halloween by wearing a monster costume.
Cunning talk or conduct; crafty deception Syn. deceitfulness; trickery Ant. honesty Sample sentence: With plenty of guile, the smooth talker was able to distract the man in order to pick his pocket.
Wicked or unjust act; sin Syn. evil; wickedness Ant. goodness; justness Sample sentence: The iniquity he committed was severe, so the man decided to attend church to pray for forgiveness of the sin.
Unrestrained by law or general morality; lawless; immoral Syn. immoral Ant. moral Sample sentence: Jesse James, the famous bank robber, was a licentious person; he didn’t believe in the laws set before him.
Wishing harm or evil on others; ill will; hatred Syn. malice; spite Ant. benevolence Sample sentence: With wicked malevolence, Elizabeth sought revenge on her bitter rival after she stole her boyfriend.
To speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of Syn. slander; disparage Ant. praise Sample sentence: Bob maligned Sam by spreading harmful lies about his reputation.
A false and damaging statement Syn. Insult, defamation Ant. compliment Sample sentence: The girls were accused of slander for spreading untrue rumors of witchcraft throughout the town.
An introductory part, as of a poem; prelude; prologue Syn. preliminary; advance Ant. closure; epilogue Sample sentence: The overture of The Crucible provided the reader with an introduction to the Puritan people.
A supporter of a person, group, or cause Syn. follower Ant. opponent Sample sentence: He was a partisan of the rock band, so he followed them around the country when they were on tour.
Regret for one’s wrongdoing or sinning; repentance Syn. remorse; contrition Ant. hardened; unrepentant Sample sentence: After realizing that he acted inappropriately, Jim showed penitence for his behavior by apologizing to the woman for his actions.
The willful giving of false testimony under oath; false swearing Syn. lies Ant. truth Sample sentence: After she was caught in an obvious lie while under oath, the judge charged Karen with perjury.