Presentation on theme: "Lesson Fifteen English II. orifice Definition (n) mouth; opening Example The cavity in his tooth felt like a giant orifice, but it actually was quite."— Presentation transcript:
orifice Definition (n) mouth; opening Example The cavity in his tooth felt like a giant orifice, but it actually was quite small.
hallow Definition (v) to make holy Syn: bless; consecrate Ant: desecrate Example We cannot hallow this field, for the men who died here made it holy.
perdition Definition (n) damnation; ruin; hell Example The sermon was about the sins which lead to perdition.
chaff Definition (n) worthless matter Syn: rubbish Example “Give me just the facts,” the professor said. “Separate the wheat from the chaff.”
aesthetic Definition (adj) pertaining to beauty Syn: artistic Ant: displeasing; unattractive Example The house was cheap, but it lacked any aesthetic qualities.
empirical Definition (adj) based on practical experience rather than theory Syn: observable Ant: thoeretical Example Her theory sounded logical, but the empirical data did not support it.
germane Definition (adj) relevant; fitting Syn: appropriate; pertinent; suitable Ant: irrelevant Example Make sure that all of your answers are germane to the questions.
hermetic Definition (adj) tightly sealed Syn: airtight Example That medicine should be packed in hermetic containers.
meretricious Definition (adj) attractive in a cheap, flashy way Syn: gaudy; showy; tawdry Ant: restrained; tasteful Example She was naturally beautiful, so no one knew why she wore such meretricious looking clothing.
querulous Definition (adj) complaining; grumbling Syn: fretful; peevish Ant: complacent; satisfied Example The querulous child on the plane annoyed the other passengers.
flaccid Definition (adj) flabby Syn: weak; feeble Ant: solid; taut Example The retired athlete’s muscles became flaccid after years without exercise.
hospice Definition (n) a shelter for travelers, orphans, or the ill or destitute Example The new hospice for cancer patients opened in July.
egregious Definition (adj) remarkably bad; outrageous Syn: flagrant; gross Ant: moderate Example His remark was so egregious that it shocked everyone at the party.
ratiocinate Definition (v) to reason; to think Example Because alcohol had dulled his mind, he was no longer able to ratiocinate clearly.
foment Definition (v) to stir up; to incite Syn: instigate; arouse Ant: quell; curb Example At the convention, people were hired to foment disruptions during the senator’s speech.