Group #6 Vocab By: JashLal Block: 4
Altercation (noun) • Synonym: quarrel • Antonym: agreement • A noisy quarrel • Their altercation disturbed the whole class, even other classes could hear.
Apex (noun) • Synonym: peak • Antonym: valley • Highest point; summit • We finally reached the apex of the mountain, and gawked at the beautiful view.
Ballyhoo (noun) • Synonym: Socialization • Antonym: Putting Down • Talk or writing that is designed to get people excited or interested in something • The ballyhoo in school is spreading around very fast; everyone has heard the gossip.
Bona Fide (adj.) • Synonym: genuine • Antonym: false • Made in good faith without fraud or deceit; genuine • The restaurant's food is bona fide, there is not one flaw.
Caucus (noun) • Synonym: meeting • closed meeting of members of group united to promoted a cause, issue or idea. • We had a long caucus, and talked about our next rally.
Disdain (noun) • Synonym: contempt • Antonym: admiration • A feeling that someone/ something is bad, worthless or low; scorn or contempt • I feel disdain for my peer, he did nothing for the project.
Disdain (verb) • Synonym: to scorn • Antonym: respect • To have or show a feeling of scorn or contempt • I disdained my friend for making me do the project by myself.
Dulcet (adj.) • Synonym: melodious • Antonym: discordant • Sweet; melodious; soothing • His dulcet voice quickly put me to sleep.
Expunge (verb) • Synonym: remove • Antonym: return • To strike out; to erase; to remove • I expunged everything in my room, organized it, then returned it.
Flamboyant (adj.) • Synonym: ornate • Antonym: unflashy • Ornate, showy or flowery • The flamboyant project was absolutely beautiful and flashy.
Malleable (adj.) • Synonym: bendy • Antonym: rigid • Capable of being shaped or formed • I love to twist around malleable Twizzlers, and then eat the bent candy.
Meander (verb) • Synonym: wander • Antonym: stay put • To follow a winding and turning a course or path • We meandered around the path searching for material for a dog house.
Meticulous (adj.) • Synonym: scrupulous • Antonym: careless • Show great concern for detail; extremely careful or precise • I dislike meticulous people, they just needto relax and stop being a perfectionists.
Swarm (noun) • Synonym: group • Antonym: soloist • A large group of insects or small creatures in motion • The swarm of bees attacked after I accidently stepped on their bee hive.
Translucent (adj.) • Synonym: partially see-through • Antonym: partially non-see through • Allows light to pass through, but blurring it so images can’t be seen clearly- a distortion occurs • The blanket is translucent and somewhat see-through.
Abridge (verb) • Synonym: shorten • Antonym: lengthen • Shorten • The abridged versions of books usually skip non-important parts of the book.
Antidote (noun) • Synonym: anti-venom • something that relieves or prevents; a remedy that counteracts the effects of poison • I needed an antidote after I was bitten by a poisonous animal.
Autonomous (adj.) • Synonym: Independent • Antonym: Dependent • Independent • I was autonomous in the process of doing the project, because my partner was absent.
Bolster (verb) • Synonym: strengthen • Antonym: weaken • To support; to strengthen • I bolstered my muscles by working out for hours a day.
Candor (noun) • Synonym: honesty • Antonym: falseness • Honesty; sincerity • To be a good friend you must have candor, so people can trust you.