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( adj. ) – strongly determined Examples: She was resolute to pass the test because she studied very hard. LeBron James was very resolute because he wanted.

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1 ( adj. ) – strongly determined Examples: She was resolute to pass the test because she studied very hard. LeBron James was very resolute because he wanted to be like Michael Jordan. Chris Paul is resolute when scored 61 points. Kobe Bryant was resolute because he wanted to win the championship. Synonyms : Firm, definite, steadfast, tenacious Antonyms : Irresolute, indecisive, weak resolute

2 (verb) – to reply sharply Examples: After the rude comment the man offered a retort. After he was negated by the critics, he made a retort. Synonyms : Reply angrily, snap, rebuttal Antonyms : Reticent, shy, reserved retort

3 ( verb ) – to regard with awe Examples: The star struck fan was in revere when she saw Hannah Montana. Synonyms : Admire, respect, worship Antonyms : Despise, hate revere

4 (verb) – to give permission (noun) – a coercive measure designed to make a person or persons comply Examples: The construction workers had to get a sanction to work on the city pipes. (verb) His sanctions toward his friend got them both in trouble. (noun) Synonyms : Authorize, permit, endorse, convince Antonyms : Veto, go against, rejection sanction

5 (noun) – a subgroup of a religion; faction Examples: Christianity has various sects, such as Baptist and Catholic. Synonyms : cult, division Antonyms : sect

6 (noun) – a guard or a watchman Examples: Officer Wheeler is the sentinel for Sprayberry High School. Synonyms : Guard, lookout, sentry, protector Antonyms : Enemy sentinel

7 (adj.) – showing doubt and disbelief Examples: The team was skeptical about winning because their opponents were Synonyms : Cynical, dubious, disbelieving, doubting, unconfident Antonyms : Convinced, converted, persuaded skeptical

8 (noun) – untruthful spoken attack on someones reputation Examples: People have started to slander Britney Spears by calling her a lesbian. People slander each other in order to make them look bad. Synonyms : Insult, smear, defame, destroy Antonyms : Compliment, praise, flattery slander

9 (noun) – being quiet or serious Examples: The new students sobriety concerned his parents because he did not know anyone at school. The new boys sobriety concerned his peers and they befriended him. Synonyms : Seriousness, somberness, solemnity, calm Antonyms : Flippancy, disrespect, levity sobriety

10 (noun) – the act of thinking about or pondering something Examples: The speculation on his face showed the teacher that he did not know the answer. The expression of speculation on her face showed the police that she was guilty. Synonyms : Conjecture, theory, assumption, thinking Antonyms : Fact, detail speculation


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