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The best friend usually bolsters you when you have a hard time.• Bolster (v)• to support or reinforce; strengthen
Studying ten words a day will forestall a workoverload the night before the vocabulary test!• Forestall (v)• To delay, hinder, or prevent by taking precautionary measures beforehand.
If you don’t need to overload, you should be forestall.• Forestall (v)• To delay, hinder, or prevent by taking precautionary measures beforehand.
Golddoesnot depreciate like cars !• Depreciate (v)• To lessen the price or value of.
Gregarious (adj): 1. Sociable, fond of company 2. (of animals) living in flocks or colonies 3. (of plants) growing in clustersI am a gregarious man, I love my social life Synonyms: Social – expansive – congenial - affable Antonyms: introverted – unfriendly - unsociable
Incessant (adj) (of something regarded as unpleasant) Continuing without pause or interruption. Synonyms: continual – uninterrupted - constant Antonyms: cease - stop - concludeI hate the incessant beat of that musicCease (v)1. Come toanend2. Bring (a specified action) to an end:
[per-uhl] (n) perilous (adj.)• Definition: great danger• Synonym: risky• Antonym: safe• Example sentence: In spite of great peril, I have survived.
[dis-loj] (v) dislodgement (n)• Definition: 1.To dislodge something means to remove it from where it was fixed or held. 2.To dislodge a person from a position or job means to remove them from it.• Synonym: extricate, remove• Antonym: lodge, stick, fixed• Example sentence: Congress had sought to dislodge him from the post.
[ig-zawr-bi-tuhnt] (adj.)• Definition: If you describe something such as a price or fee as exorbitant, you are emphasizing that it is much higher than it should be.• Synonym: inordinate,outrageous, extreme, extravagant, unreasonable, unconscionable.• Antonym: fair,reasonable.• Example sentence: Exorbitant housing prices have created an acute shortage of affordable housing for the poor. $1,000
incentive (n) something that encourages you to work harder, start a new activity etc. ex. As an added incentive, theres a bottle of champagne for the best team. create/provide/give somebody an incentive ex. Awards provide an incentivefor young people to improve their skills. incentive to do something ex. Farmers lack any incentiveto manage their land organically. economic/financial/tax etc incentives ex. a recycling drive backed with financial incentiveshttp://whywereason.com/2011/08/03/matt-damon-brings-back-will-hunting/
facetious (adj) saying things that are intended to be clever and funny but are really silly and annoying ex. Dont be so facetious! — facetiouslyadverb — facetiousnessnoun [uncountable]http://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E6%9F%A5%E7%90%86%C2%B7%E5%8D%93%E5%88%AB%E6%9E%97
assimilate (v)1.[transitive]to completely understand andbegin to use new ideas, information etc[= absorb]ex. It will take time to assimilate all these facts.2.[intransitive and transitive]if peopleassimilate or are assimilated into a countryor group, they become part of that group andare accepted by the people in that groupassimilate intoex. Refugees find it difficult to become assimilated into the community.http://vocabmadeeasy.com/2012/07/assimilate/
assimilation (n) 1.[uncountable + of]the process of understanding and using new ideas 2.[uncountable + into]the process of becoming an accepted part of a country or group
Definition:- to seek to attain or accomplish a particular goal.EX.: Mostpoorpeoplecoming to the city aspire to higher standards of living andconsumption.
Asset(n) Definition:the entire property of a person, association, corporation, or estate applicable or subject to the payment of debts
Passive (adj.) Definitions:- not reacting visibly to something that might be expected to produce manifestations of an emotion or feeling. not participating readily or actively; inactive EX.:- Apassive member of a committee.
Assessment(n.) Definition: evaluation. Example: Every couple goes through a stage of assessment as you figure out if you want to be together: Do you want to live together?
proliferate (v.)proliferation (n.) Definition: to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively. Example: Health food shops proliferate in this region
Insufficient (adj.) Definition: lacking in what is necessary or required Example: Our school has been reprieved from insufficient financial resources
Def. - Very weak or slight Part of Speech ◦ Tenuously (Adv) Example ◦ We were only able to make a tenuous connection between the two robberies. ◦ My internet connection was tenuous so it was hard to complete the on-line homework.
Def. - a situation in which you are confused about what to do Example ◦ Ive had two job offers, and Im in a real quandary about/over which one to accept.
Def. -a state in which there is no equality and similarity, especially in a way that is not fair; difference Example ◦ the growing disparity between rich and poor.
Solicitousso-lic-i-toussolicitous (adj): very concerned about someones safety, health, or comfort.Synonyms: Concerned, worried.Antonyms:uncaringThe teacherwas always solicitous about the welfare of her students.
Erodee-rodeErode (v): to gradually reduce something such as someones power or confidence.Eroded (adj)Synonyms: deteriorate, wear away.Antonyms: rebuildRepeated exam failure had eroded her confidence.
Deprive dep-ri-va-tionDeprive (v): prevent or deny (a person or place) the possession or use of something.Deprivation (n) : the lack of something that you need in order to be healthy, comfortable, or happy.Synonyms: lack of essentials,Antonyms: supply, offer.the city was deprived of its water supplies.Low birth weight is related to economic deprivation.
Conjecture• Noun 1.The formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof. 2.An opinion or theory so formed or expressed; guess; speculation.• Verb (used with object) 1.To conclude or suppose from grounds or evidence insufficient to ensure reliability.
Pertinent• Adjective 1.Pertaining or relating directly and significantly to the matter at hand; relevant: pertinent details.
Robust• Adjective 1.Strong and healthy; hardy; vigorous: a robust young man; a robust faith; a robust mind. 2.Strongly or stoutly built: his robust frame. 3.Suited to or requiring bodily strength or endurance: robust exercise. 4.Rough, rude, or boisterous: robust drinkers and dancers. 5.Rich and full-bodied: the robust flavor of freshly brewed coffee.
Fastidious adj. very careful about small details in your appearance, work SYN: meticulous, scrupulous, perfectionist Fastidiously (abv) Fastidiousness (noun, uncountable)
Contaminate verb. to make a place or substance dirty or harmful by putting something such as chemicals or poison in it: => Drinking water supplies are believed to have been contaminated. in influence something in a way that has bad effect => He claims the ads to have contaminated the street. SYN: pollute, poison, taint, defileANT: purify Contaminated(adj.) Contamination(noun, uncountable)
Disperse verb. If a group of people disperse or are dispersed, they go away in different directions => Police used tear gas to disperse the crowd. If sth. disperse or is dispersed, it spreads in different directions over a wide area => The clouds dispersed as quickly as they had gathered. SYN: split up, break up, chase away, scatterANT: assemble, gather Dispersed(adj.) Dispersion(noun, uncountable)
LADEN(ADJ.)heavily loaded or weighed down: e.g. a tree laden with apples [in combination]: e.g. the moisture-laden air
INANIMATE(ADJ.)not alive:inanimate objects like stonesshowing no sign of life; lifeless:e.g. he was completely inanimate and it wasdifficult to see if he was breathing
INSIDIOUS(ADJ.)proceeding in a gradual, subtle way, but withvery harmful effects:e.g. sexual harassment is a serious andinsidious problem
Berate (v)• Scold or criticize (someone) angrily.e.g: theres no need to berate someone for making a mistake during thefirst day on the job
Italicized (adj)• A S T Y L E O F T Y P E FA C E I N W H I C H L E T T E R S A R E SLANTED TO THE RIGHT e.g: The French word pathétique is usually best translated as `moving, not as `pathetic.
Predominantly (adv)• Mainly; for the most part.e.g:Cesares spent 10 years working predominantly in opera.