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Lesson 6 Vocabulary Mrs. Frazee
I was qualified for the job, but Uncle Mike refused to hire me because he did not want me to be accused of nepotism.
Nepotism 0 Noun 0 Favoritism shown to family or friends by those in power, especially in business or hiring practices
Craig, the younger brother, secretly begrudged Brian’s fortune.
Begrudge 0 Verb 0 To resent another’s success; to envy 0 Synonyms: resent 0 Antonyms: forgive
Mandarins and bureaucrats discussed the state of the economy during the summit.
Mandarin 0 Noun 0 An influential person; a member of an elite group
The bread dough was in a glutinous mass that stuck to anything it touched.
Glutinous 0 Adjective 0 Gluey; sticky
Angry stares revealed the mutual enmity between Camden and Jacob.
Enmity 0 Noun 0 Deep-seated hostility, often mutual Synonyms: hatred, antagonism Antonyms: friendship
At the debate, each politician declaimed against the policies of the others.
Declaim 0 Verb 0 To speak in a dramatic, impassioned, or blustering manner 0 Synonyms: trumpet 0 Antonyms: whisper
The fisherman used a gaff to drag the heavy swordfish onto the boat.
Gaff 0 Noun 0 A pole with a large hook on one end
The old captain quaffed his ale and then ordered another stein.
Quaff 0 Verb 0 To drink in large quantities, to gulp 0 Synonyms: guzzle, swig 0 Antonyms: sip
The bibliophile was thrilled to get a job at the library.
Bibliophile 0 Noun 0 A lover of books
Our teacher took us through the intricate solution to the equation step by step.
Intricate 0 Adjective 0 Complicated; difficult to understand 0 Synonyms: complex, convoluted 0 Antonyms: simple, uncomplicated, uninvolved
It is not fair to call him a morose person just because he was depressed when you met him.
Morose 0 Adjective 0 Having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable 0 Synonyms: morbid, gloomy, troubled, mournful 0 Antonyms: cheerful, happy, optimistic
Voters should insist that candidates for high office address the paramount issues facing our society.
Paramount 0 Adjective 0 Chief in importance, above all others 0 Synonyms: supreme, foremost, primary, dominant 0 Antonyms: secondary, minor
Neat and well-organized people know how to eliminate all superfluous clutter.
Superfluous 0 Adjective 0 Exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess, 0 Synonyms: surplus, extra, unnecessary 0 Antonyms: necessary, essential, vital, indispensable
Athletes must be tenacious in the pursuit of excellence if they hope to become Olympic champions.
Tenacious 0 Adjective 0 Holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent 0 Synonyms: obstinate, stubborn, dogged 0 Antonyms: yielding, weak, gentle, lax, slack
Her hard-working mother imbued Jane with a solid work ethic.
Imbue 0 Verb 0 To inspire or influence; to saturate 0 Synonyms: instill, pervade
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