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 Part of Speech: Verb  Definition: To shorten by chopping off  Synonym: Abbreviate, Clip  Antonym: Lengthen, Stretch  Sentence: The tailor had to.

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2  Part of Speech: Verb  Definition: To shorten by chopping off  Synonym: Abbreviate, Clip  Antonym: Lengthen, Stretch  Sentence: The tailor had to truncate the suit’s sleeves in order to fit the client.

3  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Causing woe: destructive: harmful, deadly  Synonym: damaging, noxious  Antonym: helpful, beneficial  Sentence: The swarm of crickets had a baneful effect on the crops.

4  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Prudent; cautious.  Synonym: Heedful, Wary  Antonym: Careless, Bold  Sentence: The young deer was very circumspect as it crossed the road.

5  Part of Speech: Verb  Definition: To warn or counsel  Synonym: Advise,  Antonym: Ignore, Let Be  Sentence: The man admonished the children to not walk on his lawn.

6  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Of equal value or significance  Synonym: Equivalent, Alike  Antonym: Opposite, Polar  Sentence: 20 nickels are tantamount to 100 pennies.

7  Part of Speech: Noun  Definition: A new word or phrase; a new usage of a word  Synonym: Buzz Word, Coinage  Antonym: Time-Worn  Sentence: Most elderly people would not understand today’s neologism.

8  Part of Speech: Noun  Definition: A period of rest or relief  Synonym: Adjournment, Break  Antonym: Continuation  Sentence: The construction crew decided to take a respite from the building project.

9  Part of Speech: Verb  Definition: To surrender; to give up or give in  Synonym: Cave In, Yield  Antonym: Resist, Fight  Sentence: The wrestler decided he would rather capitulate than black out.

10  Part of Speech: Noun  Definition: A concise statement of truth or principle  Synonym: Proverb  Antonym: Foolishness  Sentence: The old woman liked to share aphorisms with everyone she met.

11  Part of Speech: Verb  Definition: To prove wrong; to refute decisively  Synonym: Disprove, Expose  Antonym: Affirm, Verify  Sentence: The theory that the world is flat was confuted long ago.

12  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Adroit or skillful in the use of the hands or body  Synonym: Artful, Nimble  Antonym: Clumsy, Awkward  Sentence: A potter must be very dexterous to form the perfect pot.

13  Part of Speech: Verb  Definition: To lure; to attract; to tempt in a pleasing fashion  Synonym: Seduce, Coax  Antonym: Repulse, Disgust  Sentence: The pigeons were enticed by the vendors in the market.

14  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Lazy  Synonym: Idle, Inactive  Antonym: Diligent, Busy  Sentence: The sloth at the zoo appeared to be very indolent.

15  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Unenthusiastic; careless  Synonym: Impersonal, Apathetic  Antonym: Thoughtful, Precise  Sentence: The student displayed a perfunctory attitude.

16  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Without liveliness; dull; spiritless  Synonym: Bland, Stale  Antonym: Lively, Energetic  Sentence: Most would agree that elevator music is very vapid.

17  Part of Speech: Noun  Definition: A face or facial expression  Synonym: Expression, Appearance  Antonym: N/A  Sentence: The woman’s visage evoked feelings of terror.

18  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Messy; characteristic of a slob  Synonym: Unkempt, Raunchy  Antonym: Neat, Orderly  Sentence: The hobo was slovenly dressed.

19  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Showing little emotion or pain;  Synonym: Blank, Simple  Antonym: Emotional, Excited  Sentence: Frankenstein was quite a stolid individual.

20  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Untalkative by nature  Synonym: Antisocial, Mute  Antonym: Chatty, Loquacious  Sentence: The old man was incredibly taciturn and looked unfriendly.

21  Part of Speech: Adj.  Definition: Extremely bad; flagrant  Synonym: Atrocious, Horrible  Antonym: Slight, Minor  Sentence: Timmy made the egregious mistake of stealing a cookie from the cookie jar.

22 The dexterous potter,Mary, was not usually one to be baneful, but in her moments of respite, she decided to entice her taciturn, circumspect, and otherwise stolid friend,Bill, to confute a very solvent, perfunctory person,Frank, about truncating the neologisms for the word admonish. When Mary realized she had made an egregious mistake, Bill had a vapid visage and was ready to unleash many aphorisms to explain the tantamount values of the synonyms. After two minutes, Frank fell over and capitulated.

23  Dictionary.com. Web. 21 Feb  Image Hosting, Free Photo Sharing & Video Sharing at Photobucket. Web. 27 Feb


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