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1 VocabularyUnit 2Words 1 – 206th GradeThank you Mrs. Kind!
2 adverse (adj.) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile Synonyms: difficult, tryingSome people suffer anadverse reaction if they eatpeanut butter or anything withpeanuts.
3 arid (adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting, dull Synonyms: waterless, parched, boring, unimaginativeAlthough California leads the nation in farming, crops won’t grow in its most arid regions.
4 assailant (n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words) Synonyms: assaulter, attacker, muggerThe jogger was injured by an unknown assailant who left him immobile on the side of the road.
5 billow (n.) a large wave Synonym: breaker (v.) to rise or swell like a waveSynonym: surge, bulge, balloonFans cheered enthusiastically when they saw their team’s flags billow over the stadium.
6 confront(v.) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; comes to grips withSynonym: face, encounterIn court, defendants can confront their accusers in a controlled setting.
7 constrain (v.) to force, compel, to restrain, hold back Synonyms: pressure, restrict, confine, limitYou can’t constrain me against my will.
8 contemporary (adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneself Synonyms: present-day, modern, current(n.) a person of the same timeSynonyms: peerHis novel used a contemporary style but had a historical setting.Rather than ask parents for help, teens often turn to a contemporary for advice.
9 depict (v.) to portray; to represent or show in a form of a picture Synonym: sketch, draw, picture, illustrateThe painter chose to depict a plain prairie landscape using bold colors and shadows.
10 disinterested(adj.) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferentSynonyms: neutral, impartial, unbiased, apatheticA judge must remain disinterested in order to render an evenhanded and logical decision.
11 encompass(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or classSynonyms: surround, envelop, compriseOceans encompass about three-fourths of the surface of our planet.
12 groundless (adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustified Synonyms: baseless, unsupportedJoe’s groundless fear of hurting himself during exercise has left him weak and out of shape.
13 hypocrite(n.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced personSynonyms: phony, charlatan, fraudThe speaker who said one thing but did something else entirely was regarded as a hypocrite.
14 incomprehensible (adj.) impossible to understand Synonyms: baffling, confusing, bewilderingOur school’s intercom system is so old that this morning’s announcements were almost incomprehensible.
15 manipulate(v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantageSynonyms: work, maneuver, exploit, influenceScientist should not manipulate data.
16 maximum (n.) the greatest possible amount or degree (adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degreeSynonyms: largest, highest, utmostThe postage scale can weigh a maximum of only five pounds.
17 mimic (n.) a person who does imitations Synonym: copycat, impersonator (v.) to imitate; to make fun ofSynonym: parrot, impersonateThe comedy troupe has many talented members, but it still needs to hire a good mimic.
18 ruffle (v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset, to flip through (n.) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeatSynonyms: (v.) disturb (n.) frillTry not to let wisecracks ruffle your feelings.My favorite pillow is soft and fluffy to the touch and has a velvet ruffle.
19 serene(adj..) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grandSynonyms: tranquil, composed, fair, augustHow does she manage to stay so serene in the face of such chaos.
20 sheepish (adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid Synonyms: shamefaced, meekHis sheepish grin made the crowds cheer all the more for his unlikely victory.
21 stamina(n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying powerSynonym: enduranceMarathon runners need a great deal of stamina.