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Level F Unit 3. Verb Definition: to have an intense dislike or hatred for Synonyms: loath, abhor, despise, detest Antonyms: relish, savor, esteem Sentence:

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1 Level F Unit 3

2 Verb Definition: to have an intense dislike or hatred for Synonyms: loath, abhor, despise, detest Antonyms: relish, savor, esteem Sentence: I abominate cruelty yet do not always notice when I have said something inadvertently cruel, for example, when I said, “I hate this guy. ABOMINATE.

3 Adjective Definition: resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital Synonyms: extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous Antonyms: essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital Sentence: It was no adventitious meeting that led to their writing songs together, for in fact, two members of the band Rascal Flatts are cousins so their meeting was not by chance, but by design. ADVENTITIOUS The band Rascal Flatts consists of cousins Gary LeVox and Jay DeMarcus, plus pal Joe Don Rooney.

4 Verb Definition: to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute Synonyms: impute, credit Sentence: You may ascribe these holes in the yard to gophers or elves, but I give credit to the dog next door. ASCRIBE

5 Verb Definition: to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress Synonyms: feel sorry for, empathize Antonyms: feel no sympathy for Sentence: The family commiserated with her over the loss of her loved one sharing her sorrow as each shared a memory. COMMISERATE

6 Verb Definition: to make easy, cause to progress faster Synonyms: accelerate, facilitate, speed up Antonyms: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct Sentence: Sending a package by FedEx might expedite its delivery because FedEx is known for faster delivery than the United States Postal Service. EXPEDITE

7 Noun and Verb Definition: (n.) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence; (v.) to be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical reaction Synonyms (n.) commotion, turmoil, unrest Antonyms (n.) peace and quiet, tranquility Sentence: Caught in the ferment of the revolution and the excitement of the founding of a new nation, the young man enlisted in the Minutemen. FERMENT

8 Adjective Definition: resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental Synonyms: accidental Antonyms: deliberate, intentional, premeditated Sentence: Lack of attention to the loading of the plywood on the car resulted in an inadvertent crushing of the tires. INADVERTENT

9 Adjective Definition: existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously Synonyms: token, trifling, inconsequential Antonyms: real, actual, exorbitant, excessive Sentence: The nominal growth in the GDP (Gross Domestic Product Index) reveals on a small change of 5.5% for the year NOMINAL

10 Adjective Definition: not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no. Synonyms: uninformative, playing it safe, playing close to the vest Antonyms: positive, definite, committed Sentence: We questioned her quietly, carefully, and at length, but her answers remained noncommittal because she said she could not be decisive. NONCOMMITTAL

11 Adjective Definition: resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government Synonyms: mutinous, rebellious, subversive Antonyms: supportive, faithful, allegiant Sentence: The seditious nature of the thirteen colonies resulted in the rebellion against Great Britain and the establishment of the United States of America. SEDITIOUS Don’t Tread on Me Flag from the Revolutionary War.

12 Verb Definition: thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported Syonyms: flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy Antonyms: strong, solid, substantial, valid Sentence: My understanding of trigonometry was tenuous leaving me so vague on how to complete the problems that I was unable to do my homework. TENUOUS


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