Presentation on theme: "Acquisitive (adj) Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property Syn: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive."— Presentation transcript:
1Acquisitive (adj)Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or propertySyn: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentiveAnt: altruistic, unretentive**acquiring stuff
2Arrogate (v)To claim or take without right Syn: expropriate, usurp, commandeer Ant: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon **aaarrrrggggh!
11Germane (adj)Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting Syn: pertinent Ant: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate **germs - germane to sickness
12Insatiable (adj)So great or demanding as not to be satisfied Syn: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious **can’t be satisfied
13Intransigent (adj)Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable Syn: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate Ant: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding **Won’t do transaction.
14Invidious (adj)Offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment Syn: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative Ant: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative **It is hideous to be invidious.
15Largesse (n)Generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions Syn: liberality, munificence, bounty Ant: stinginess, miserliness **giving LARGE
16Reconnaissance (n)A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination Syn: scouting expedition **go on recon
17Substantiate (v)To establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to Syn: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate Ant: refute, disprove, invalidate **give substance to a claim
18Taciturn (adj)Habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little Syn: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic Ant: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose **The taxi driver is taciturn.
19Temporize (v)To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise Syn: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate Ant: indefensible, unjustifiable ** to temporarily delay
20Tenable (adj)Capable of being held or defended Syn: defensible, justifiable, maintainable Ant: indefensible, unjustifiable ** I got a 10/10 when I could defend my answers.QUIZ10/10A +