Presentation on theme: "SALDIER-OXFORD LEVEL B UNIT 7 VOCABULARY. AMISS Part of Speech: adjective; adverb Definition: adjective-faulty, imperfect, not as it should be; adverb-in."— Presentation transcript:
AMISS Part of Speech: adjective; adverb Definition: adjective-faulty, imperfect, not as it should be; adverb-in a mistaken or improper way, wrongly Synonyms: adjective; adverb-awry, incorrect Antonyms: adverb-properly, appropriate Sentence: Under the circumstances it would not be amiss to offer our congratulations.
BRAWL Part of Speech: noun; verb Definition: noun-a noisy quarrel or fight; verb-to quarrel or fight noisily Synonyms: noun-scuffle, donnybrook; verb-spar, scrap Antonyms: noun-peace; verb-truce Sentence: The noise coming from the classroom sounded more like a brawl than a debate.
DETEST Part of Speech: verb Definition: to hate, dislike very much, loathe Synonyms: despise, abhor Antonyms: relish, love, admire, esteem Sentence: Children who dislike green vegetables often detest spinach.
DOMESTIC Part of Speech: adjective; noun Definition: adjective-native to a country, not foreign; relating to the life or affairs of a household; noun-a household servant Synonyms: adjective-household, native; noun-servant Antonyms: adjective-foreign, alien Sentence: The newspaper is filled with information about our country’s domestic affairs. (adjective) Sentence: When my grandmother first came to this country, she took a job as a domestic. (noun)
FLAGRANT Part of Speech: adjective Definition: extremely bad, glaring; scandalous, notorious Synonyms: blatant, gross, outrageous Antonyms: petty, piddling, trifling, inconsequential Sentence: Crossing against the light shows a flagrant disregard for the law.
FLAW Part of Speech: noun Definition: a slight fault, defect, crack Synonyms: imperfection, blemish Antonyms: faultlessness, perfection Sentence: We noticed a flaw in the plan to start building the house before spring rains.
FLEDGLING Part of Speech: noun; adjective Definition: noun-an inexperienced person, beginner; a young bird about to leave the nest; adjective-inexperienced, budding Synonyms: noun-novice, tyro, neophyte Antonyms: noun-pro, expert, veteran Sentence: We placed the fledgling back in its nest. (noun) Sentence: A fledgling police officer appeared on the scene and wisely called for assistance. (adjective)
FLUSTER Part of Speech: verb; noun Definition: verb-to make or become confused, agitated, or nervous; noun-a state of confusion or agitation Synonyms: verb-agitate, rattle, disconcert Antonyms: verb-reassure, soothe, quiet Sentence: During the trial, the judge told the attorney not to fluster the witness.
FOREMOST Part of Speech: adjective; adverb Definition: adjective-chief, most important, primary; adverb-in the first place Synonyms: adjective-leading, principal, paramount Antonyms: hindmost, last, secondary Sentence: Music is foremost among my interests. (adjective) Sentence: First and foremost, you must call home to let your family know you’ll be late. (adverb)
MOMENTUM Part of Speech: noun Definition: the force or speed with which something moves Synonyms: drive, thrust, impetus Antonyms: powerless, weakness Sentence: The presidential campaign gained momentum once the first primary was over.
NOTABLE Part of Speech: adjective; noun Definition: adjective-striking, remarkable; noun-a person who is well known, distinguished, or outstanding in some way Synonyms: adjective-noteworthy, impressive Antonyms: adjective-undistinguished, unremarkable; noun-unknown Sentence: Being chosen for the team was a notable event in our lives. (adjective) Sentence: The party was attended by notables from the film world. (noun)
NURTURE Part of Speech: verb; noun Definition: verb-to bring up, care for, train, nourish; noun-rearing, training, upbringing Synonyms: verb-raise, rear, foster Antonyms: verb-neglect, ignore, discourage, hinder Sentence: It is wonderful to watch chimpanzees nurture their young. (verb) Sentence: The nurture they receive as children served them well as they grew into adulthood. (noun)
PARADOX Part of Speech: noun Definition: a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities Synonyms: riddle; enigma, anomaly, absurdity Antonyms: calm, ease, surety Sentence: It is a paradox to say that youth is wasted on the young.
PERJURY Part of Speech: noun Definition: the act of swearing to a lie Synonyms: false witness Antonyms: honesty, truth Sentence: The witness was convicted or perjury and was sentenced to serve two years in prison.
PRESUME Part of Speech: verb Definition: to take for granted, assume or suppose; to dare, take upon oneself, take liberties Synonyms: surmise, trespass, infringe Antonyms: disbelieve, doubt Sentence: The counselors presume that the job they had last summer will be theirs this summer as well.
PRIOR Part of Speech: adjective Definition: earlier, former Synonyms: previous, anterior Antonyms: subsequent, later, ensuing, following Sentence: Unfortunately, the governor had a prior appointment and could not meet with the class.
PROFICIENT Part of Speech: adjective Definition: skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity Synonyms: competent, adept, able Antonyms: incompetent, inept, unskilled, ignorant Sentence: Dad knows his way around the kitchen and is quite a proficient cook.
SALVO Part of Speech: noun Definition: a burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute; a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack Synonyms: barrage, volley Antonyms: loading, tranquility Sentence: The audience erupted in a salvo of laughter.
VIGILANT Part of Speech: adjective Definition: wide-awake, alert, watchful Synonyms: attentive, on one’s toes Antonyms: sleepy, inattentive, unobservant Sentence: The vigilant guards paced back and forth in front of the barracks.
WRATH Part of Speech: noun Definition: intense anger Synonyms: rage, fury, ire, choler, indignation Antonyms: favor, approval, pleasure, blessing Sentence: In Greek and Roman myths characters fear the wrath of the gods.