Lesson 5 Vocabulary
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Lesson 5 Vocabulary
Ms Huffman Vocabulary
Lesson 5 Vocabulary Ms. Huffman
antic – (n) a playful or funny act
The antics of the clown made the crowd roar with laughter.
synonyms – clowning around, tricks, frolics, actions, behavior
attire – (n) clothes, especially fine and expensive clothes; (v) to dress up or be dressed up
One often needs special attire to be part of a Quinceanera celebration.
synonyms – clothing, outfit, garments, apparel, garb, wardrobe
captivate – (v) to please greatly; to win over by special charm
The popular band, One Direction, captivates audience members.
synonyms- enthrall, hypnotize, entrance, enchant, mesmerize, fascinate
deft – (adj) quick and sure; skillful at handling
A deft juggler can keep five or more objects in the air at one time.
synonym – skillful, adroit, nimble, adept, dexterous
diligent – (adj) working with great care and effort
Diligent students usually attain high marks.
synonyms – hard-working, industrious, thorough, conscientious, attentive
eclipse – (n) the total or partial hiding of one heavenly body by another; (v) to do or be better than ; to outshine
An eclipse of the sun occurs when the moon passes directly in front of it.
Gabby Douglas’ performance at the 2012 Olympics eclipsed all the other performances.
synonym – obscure, hide from view, conceal; overshadow, outshone, outdo, surpass
evolve – (v) to develop and change gradually over time; (n) the changes that take place as something evolves
Cell phones have evolved from being large and cumbersome to being small and convenient.
synonym - develop, change, grow, progress, advance
innate – (adj) having from birth; occurring naturally rather than being learned
Mozart’s innate musical ability showed itself at a very early age.
synonym – inborn, native, natural, instinctive, inherent, intrinsic
inscribe - (v) to write, print, or etch into as a permanent record (n) the act of inscribing or what is inscribed
Most of the gravestones were simply inscribed with R.I.P. for Rest in Peace.
Coins of the United States bear the inscription “E PLURIBUS UNUM.”
synonyms – write, mark; engrave, carve, etch
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.
They postured as my friends while secretly plotting against me.
synonym – bearing, stance, position, pose
shroud - (v) to block from sight; (n) cloth used to wrap a dead body before burial, something that covers or hides from view
Dense fog on the river shrouded the tug boats.
It used to be the custom to make a shroud from a long linen sheet dipped in melted wax.
A shroud of mystery surrounds the crop circles.
synonyms – cover, hide, cloak, veil, wrap; covering, mantle, blanket
stifle – (v) to cut off the air from; to smother; to hold back; to check
Thick smoke stifled those who remained in the burning building.
The spectators tried to stifle their yawns during the lengthy ceremony.
synonym – smother, throttle, suffocate, choke; suppress, repress, restrain, hold back
tentative – (adj) not fully worked out or final; hesitating or uncertain
The deadline is tentative and may be extended.
synonym – hesitant, cautious, uncertain, faltering, unsure, timid
antonym - sure
tranquil – (adj) calm; peaceful; (n) the state of being tranquil
The sea was tranquil with no hint of the approaching storm.
Many authors prefer writing during the tranquility of early morning before anyone else is up.
synonyms – (adj) composed, unruffled, serene, calm, unperturbed
versatile – (adj) able to do many different things or to be used in different ways; (n) the state or condition of being versatile
She is a versatile musician who can play eight instruments.
The tomato’s versatility and distinct flavor make it a favorite of many cooks.
synonyms – adaptability, flexibility, resourcefulness, usefulness