Presentation on theme: "Vocabulary 3A assume - inflict assume verb to take for granted synonyms: suppose, presume That looks dangerous! I assume that you know what you are doing."— Presentation transcript:
Vocabulary 3A assume - inflict
assume verb to take for granted synonyms: suppose, presume That looks dangerous! I assume that you know what you are doing.
averse adjective having a strong feeling of opposition synonyms: reluctant, loath Many young children are averse to eating their vegetables.
callous adjective feeling no sympathy for others synonyms: insensitive, hard-hearted Mr. Donka is callous towards students who do not do their homework.
discernible adjective capable of being perceived synonyms: observable, perceptible Which image is discernible to you: an old woman or a young girl?
dubious adjective of uncertain outcome synonyms: doubtful, questionable I am dubious about his chances to jump that canyon on a motorcycle.
ecstasy noun sudden, intense feeling of joy synonyms: delight, rapture The moment Bob won the lottery was pure ecstasy.
forgo verb do without synonyms: renounce, sacrifice To lose weight, April had to forgo all her favorite desserts.
hollow adjective having a cavity inside; lacking in real value synonyms: empty, vain The fight was so unfair that Mongo’s victory was hollow.
indulgent adjective inclined to give in to one’s wishes or to those of others synonyms: lenient, tolerant The teacher was so indulgent that her students walked all over her.
inflict verb cause something unwelcome to be endured synonyms: impose, force Tasers are designed to inflict pain but no permanent damage.
Don’t get confused! pair noun couple, twosome pare verb to trim by cutting pear noun a kind of fruit