Vocabulary Words Synonyms- words with similar meanings example: woe, despair, agony
sustain to keep or support Example: His encouragement helped sustain her spirits.
overblown unusually large; overdone or exaggerated Example How did this trivial matter get overblown?
encroach advance beyond proper limits Example: My neighbor’s bushes will encroach on my yard.
feasible able to be accomplished, practical Example: An attainable goal is a feasible goal.
mutually reciprocally or equally Example: They mutually agreed on a fair price.
disagreeable unpleasant or unenjoyable Example: The disagreeable odor was very unpleasant.
butte isolated hill with steep sides and a flat top Example: The steep butte stood alone in the desert.
dehydrated lacking water or moisture Example: I was dehydrated and needed water to drink.
euphonium brass instrument resembling a tuba Example: A euphonium looks like a tuba.
gyrate to move in a circle around a fixed point Example: I gyrate the hula hoop on my hips.
alliance a bond or connection between people, nations, or other groups an association formed for mutual benefit Example: The alliance helped them win the war against crime in their neighborhood.
alternative one of two or more things that can be selected; a choice or option another option, usually one of two Example: The alternative was worse than the initial punishment.
commence to begin, to start Example: We shall commence at 9:00 a.m.
indifference having no preference in the matter lack of concern or interest Example: Her indifference was reflected in her lack of vote for the choice of class president.
meager falling short of what is needed; lacking richness lacking or small in quantity or quality Example: His meager salary did not allow the family to have luxuries.
portray to make a picture or description of to appear as or make something out to be as Example: The movie will portray the banker as a thief.
simultaneous happening, or occurring at the same time Example: The cans of soda had a simultaneous explosion due to the heat trapped in the trunk of the car.
taunt to insult or make fun of; to ridicule, challenge in an insulting manner to insult by mockery or criticism Example: The bully liked to taunt his victims.
urban of, relating to, or located within a city Example: The urban neighborhood had a public library nearby.
varied differing in some way; diverse went through a change or transformation Example: Her choice of clothing varied from day to day.