Lesson 5 Vocabulary

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    antic
    • antic – (n) a playful or funny act
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    • The antics of the clown made the crowd roar with laughter.
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    • synonyms – clowning around, tricks, frolics, actions, behavior

  2. attire
    • attire – (n) clothes, especially fine and expensive clothes; (v) to dress up or be dressed up
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    • One often needs special attire to be part of a Quinceanera celebration.
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    • synonyms – clothing, outfit, garments, apparel, garb, wardrobe

  3. captivate
    • captivate – (v) to please greatly; to win over by special charm
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    • The popular band, One Direction, captivates audience members.
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    • synonyms- enthrall, hypnotize, entrance, enchant, mesmerize, fascinate

  4. deft
    • deft – (adj) quick and sure; skillful at handling
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    • A deft juggler can keep five or more objects in the air at one time.
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    • synonym – skillful, adroit, nimble, adept, dexterous 

  5. diligent
    • diligent – (adj) working with great care and effort 
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    • Diligent students usually attain high marks. 

    synonyms – hard-working, industrious, thorough, conscientious, attentive
  6. eclipse
    • eclipse – (n) the total or partial hiding of one heavenly body by another; (v) to do or be better than ; to outshine
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    • An eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon passes directly in front of it. 
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    • Gabby Douglas’ performance at the 2012 Olympics eclipsed all the other performances.
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    • synonym – obscure, hide from view, conceal; overshadow, outshone, outdo, surpass 

  7. evolve
    • evolve – (v) to develop and change gradually over time; (n) the changes that take place as something evolves
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    • Cell phones have evolved from being large and cumbersome to being small and convenient.
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    • synonym -  develop, change, grow, progress, advance  
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    innate
    • innate – (adj) having from birth; occurring naturally rather than being learned
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    • Mozart’s innate musical ability showed itself at a very early age.
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    • synonym – inborn, native, natural, instinctive, inherent, intrinsic

  9. inscribe
    • inscribe - (v) to write, print, or etch into as a permanent record (n) the act of inscribing or what is inscribed
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    • Most of the gravestones were simply inscribed with R.I.P. for Rest in Peace.
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    • Coins of the United States bear the inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
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    • synonyms – write, mark; engrave, carve, etch
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    posture
    posture - (n) the way one holds one's body; a pose or position; (v) to assume a particular position, especially a pretend one  

    • You can improve your posture by throwing your shoulders back.
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    • They postured as my friends while secretly plotting against me.
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    • synonym – bearing, stance, position, pose
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  11. shroud
    • shroud -  (v) to block from sight; (n) cloth used to wrap a dead body before burial, something that covers or hides from view  
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    • Dense fog on the river shrouded the tug boats.
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    • It used to be the custom to make a shroud from a long linen sheet dipped in melted wax.
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    • A shroud of mystery surrounds the crop circles.
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    • synonyms – cover, hide, cloak, veil, wrap; covering, mantle, blanket
  12.  blank
     blank
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    stifle
    • stifle – (v) to cut off the air from; to smother; to hold back; to check
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    • Thick smoke stifled those who remained in the burning building.
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    • The spectators tried to stifle their yawns during the lengthy ceremony.
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    • synonym – smother, throttle, suffocate, choke; suppress, repress, restrain, hold back

  14. tentative
    • tentative – (adj) not fully worked out or final; hesitating or uncertain
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    • The deadline is tentative and may be extended.
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    • synonym – hesitant, cautious, uncertain, faltering, unsure, timid
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    • antonym - sure
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    tentative
    • tranquil – (adj) calm; peaceful; (n) the state of being tranquil
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    • The sea was tranquil with no hint of the approaching storm.
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    • Many authors prefer writing during the tranquility of early morning before anyone else is up.
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    • synonyms – (adj) composed, unruffled, serene, calm, unperturbed 
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  16. versatile
    • versatile – (adj) able to do many different things or to be used in different ways; (n) the state or condition of being versatile
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    • She is a versatile musician who can play eight instruments.
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    • The tomato’s versatility and distinct flavor make it a favorite of many cooks.
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    • synonyms – adaptability, flexibility, resourcefulness, usefulness

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