Presentation on theme: "Level F Unit 7. Adjective Definition: severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor Synonyms: forbidding,"— Presentation transcript:
Adjective Definition: severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor Synonyms: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned Antonyms: mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant Sentence: The austere clothing of the Puritans expressed their humility through their simple and unadorned dress. AUSTERE.
Adjective Definition: performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good Synonyms: humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable Antonyms: selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious Sentence: The beneficent acts of charity and kindness by Oprah and Ellen DeGeneres have inspired others to give. BENEFICENT
Adjective Definition: pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse Synonyms: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly Antonyms: robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health Sentence: Mrs. Havisham, a character in Charles Dickens’ novel, Great Expectations, appearance is cadaverous and resembles a corpse. CADAVEROUS
Verb Definition: to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as in a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate Synonyms: create, fashion, rustle up Sentence: Putting on their thinking cap, the sneaky student concocted devised a plan to cheat on the test. CONCOCT How can I cheat?
Verb Definition: to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate Synonyms: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate Antonyms: elevate, uplift, improve, enhance Sentence: The impact of the global economy has debased the value of the U.S. dollar so much that the strength of the dollar has deteriorated significantly, it is just like watching a $100 bill going down the drain. DEBASE
Adjective Definition: grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated Synonyms: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin Antonyms: simple, modest, humble Sentence: The design of the grand staircase aboard the Titanic was grandiose impressive and stately, designed to awe passengers on the luxury liner. GRANDIOSE
Adjective Definition: trifling, unimportant Synonyms: trivial, negligible, paltry Antonyms : important, essential, crucial Sentence: A penny’s value may seem inconsequential and unimportant, but when someone saves all of their pennies over time they might bring a paltry amount of a dollar. INCONSEQUENTIAL
Noun Definition: a breaking of a law or obligation. Synonyms: violation, transgression, offense Sentence: In a football game when there is an infraction of the rules, an official will throw a yellow flag indicating that a violation occurred and a penalty will be enforced for the offense. INFRACTION
Noun Definition: the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage Synonyms: reimbursement, redress, restoration Sentence: The lawyer argued that his client, a bird, was clearly the originator and owner of the “tweet” and should be awarded millions of dollars in restitution for damages from Twitter. RESTITUTION
Adjective Definition: open to attack,; capable of being wounded or damaged unprotected Synonyms: defenseless, unguarded Antonyms: invincible, protected, safe, secure Sentence: The U.S. found itself vulnerable to terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, defenseless Americans died and the Twin Towers in New York City were destroyed. VULNERABLE