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Words Abort Abrasive Canvas Impromptu Obsession Parasite Rebuttal Recluse Sparse Unwittingly Study the definitions, synonyms, & antonyms, and know how to use them in a sentence.
Abort (v) to stop an activity because it would be difficult or dangerous to continue it They had to abort the mission because of the explosion. Synonyms: terminate, end, abandon Antonyms: start, begin Also: abortion, aborted
Abrasive (adj) rude or unkind; having a rough surface, especially one that can be used to clean something or make it smooth I had to use an abrasive cleaner because the oven was covered with food. Synonyms: rough, coarse, harsh Antonym: smooth Also: abrasion
Canvas (n) a strong cloth used to make bags, tents, shoes, etc. The artist painted the portrait on a canvas. Synonyms: painting, picture, image Antonyms: n/a Also: canvassed, canvassing
Impromptu (adj) done or said without any preparation or planning The teacher asked the surprised student to get up and give an impromptu speech about prepositions. Synonyms: unprepared, unrehearsed, unplanned Antonym: prepared Also: improvisation, improvise
Obsession (n) an extremely unhealthy interest or concern about something, which stops you from thinking about anything else All my friends are obsessed with fashion magazines. In fact, their walls are plastered with the pages. Synonyms: fascination, fixation, passion Antonym: indifference Also: obsessed, obsess
Parasite (n) a plant or animal that lives on or in another plant or animal and gets food from it Dogs can get very sick from parasites called worms. Synonyms: pest, leech Antonym: host Also: parasitic
Rebuttal (n) a statement or charge made to prove that the charges are false The lawyer gave his rebuttal against the prosecutor. Synonyms: disproof, denial, negation Antonyms: acceptance, endorsement Also: rebut, rebutted
Recluse (n) someone who chooses to live alone, and does not like seeing or talking to other people Hoarders are often recluses who don’t have many visitors because they are ashamed of their homes. Synonyms: hermit, loner, solitary Antonym: extrovert Also: reclusive
Sparse (adj) existing only in small amounts Diamonds are expensive because they are sparse and hard to find. Synonyms: thin, scant, scarce Antonyms: dense, plentiful Also: sparseness, sparsely
Unwittingly (adv) in a way that shows you do not know or realize something Shaggy and Scooby unwittingly solve crimes on every episode. Synonyms: innocently, unsuspectingly, unintentionally Antonyms: knowingly, deliberately Also: unwitting
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