Presentation on theme: "Abhor Verb To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely. Synonyms: despise, detest, aversion Example: When I was a small child, I abhorred eating."— Presentation transcript:
Abhor Verb To regard with horror and loathing; to hate intensely. Synonyms: despise, detest, aversion Example: When I was a small child, I abhorred eating liver.
Advocate Verb and noun Verb – to speak or argue in favor of; to give active public support to. Noun – A person who pleads in the interest of a cause or individual. Synonyms: Support, uphold, recommend; defender, spokesman. Example: I have become her advocate because I honestly believe in her ideas.
Blithe Adjective Merry and carefree, overly unconcerned; reckless. Synonyms: lighthearted, jolly, jovial Example: Their blithe lack of concern for the safety of the children in their care disturbed me greatly.
Buttress Noun and verb Noun – a support or reinforcement. Verb – To support or reinforce. Synonyms: prop, brace, pillar Example: The speaker buttressed her arguments with a solid presentation of relevant facts and figures.
Censure Noun and verb Noun – open and strong criticism or disapproval. Verb – to criticize severely; to disapprove strongly. Synonyms: reprimand, condemn, rebuke Example: I am very wary of anyone who is too quick to censure and too slow to forgive.
Cohere Verb To hold or stick together; to fit together into an orderly, logical, and unified whole. Synonyms: combine, gel. Example: If all the elements in your essay don’t cohere properly, you won’t achieve a single overall effect.