Vocabulary 10/08/2012

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Vocabulary 10/08/2012
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  1. Accusations
    • ac·cu·sa·tions
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: a charge of guilt or blame
    • Dictionary: the act of charging with a crime     
    • Antonym:  exculpation; praise
    • Synonym: fault; impeachment

    • The accusations aimed at Mr. Robinson were all false.
  2. Ebb
    • ebb
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: the flowing back of the tide to the sea    
    • Dictionary: a return of the tide waters back to the sea     
    • Antonym: flow; incline; increase
    • Synonym: backflow; decrease; decline

    • The ebb arrived in time with the moon.
  3. Protruding
    • pro·trud·ing
    • Part of Speech: verb
    • Own: to push forcibly outward    
    • Dictionary: to thrust forward; cause to project     
    • Antonym: depressing; sinking
    • Synonym: poke, bulge

    • The bone was protruding out of the skin when she broke her foot.
  4. Profound
    • pro·found
    • Part of Speech: adjective
    • Own: deep and penetrating    
    • Dictionary: entering deeply into subjects of knowledge    
    • Antonym: ignorant 
    • Synonym: penetrating; knowing

    • There is a profound message behind the story.
  5. Revulsion
    • re·vul·sion
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: a feeling of dislike    
    • Dictionary: a strong feeling of distaste or repulsion     
    • Antonym: like; love
    • Synonym: disgust; knowing

    • It was sad how much revulsion she had for her aunt.
  6. Prissy
    • pris·sy
    • Part of Speech: adjective
    • Own: extremely correct or proper    
    • Dictionary: excessively proper or correct     
    • Antonym: informal; unconcerned
    • Synonym: finicky; fastidious

    • The girl behaved extremely prissy around her grandmother.
  7. Constrict
    • con·strict
    • Part of Speech: verb
    • Own: to make smaller by squeezing    
    • Dictionary: to draw or compress     
    • Antonym: expand; release
    • Synonym: condense; tighten

    • I constricted the ice until it melted in my hand.
  8. X Axis
    • x-ax·is
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: a horizontal axis on a graph    
    • Dictionary: the horizontal axis of a two-dimensional co-ordinate system     
    • Antonym: y-axis
    • Synonym:

    • In math, the x-axis goes first.
  9. Y Axis
    • y-ax·is
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: a vertical axis on a graph    
    • Dictionary: the vertical axis of a two-dimensional co-ordinate system     
    • Antonym: x-axis
    • Synonym:

    • The y-axis comes second in math.
  10. Co-ordinates
    • co·or·di·nates
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: a pair of numbers that are used to determine points in a plane    
    • Dictionary: the position of a point or line in a plane     
    • Antonym: 
    • Synonym:

    • The co-ordinates, on the graph, were incorrect according to my teacher.
  11. Conduction
    • con·duc·tion
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: the transfer of heat or electricity through a material   
    • Dictionary: heat transfer between two bodies; occurs in solids, liquids, or gases at rest     
    • Antonym: 
    • Synonym:

    • Metal is very good for conduction.
  12. Convection
    • con·vec·tion
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: the transfer of heat by the circulation or movement of the material    
    • Dictionary: heat transfer in a gas or liquid by the circulation of currents from one region to another     
    • Antonym: 
    • Synonym:

    • The Earth has a lot of convection currents.
  13. Radiation
    • ra·di·a·tion
    • Part of Speech: noun
    • Own: the process in which energy is given by one body, passes through another and is absorbed by another body   
    • Dictionary: the movement of energy from one place to another     
    • Antonym: 
    • Synonym:

    The Gamme radiation converted Dr. Banner into The Hulk.

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