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English 12. Lessons 1-14 Vocabulary Review. desiccate. To dry out; to remove moisture Janet desiccates flowers and then uses them to make wreaths. truncate. To shorten The candidate truncated his campaign because of a family illness. usurp. To take over; to seize power

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English 12

English 12

Lessons 1-14 Vocabulary Review


Desiccate

desiccate

  • To dry out; to remove moisture

  • Janet desiccates flowers and then uses them to make wreaths


Truncate

truncate

  • To shorten

  • The candidate truncated his campaign because of a family illness.


Usurp

usurp

  • To take over; to seize power

  • Syn: commandeer; seizer; co-opt

  • Ant: abdicate; relinquish


Vacillate

vacillate

  • To waver; to sway indecisively

  • Syn: fluctuate; swing; waffle

  • Ant: decide


Expurgate

expurgate

  • To remove vulgar or objectionable material

  • Syn: censor; bowdlerize; sanitize


Inundate

inundate

  • To overwhelm; to fill beyond capacity

  • Syn: flood; overwhelm


Revere

revere

  • To regard with respect, awe, or adoration

  • Syn: venerate; respect; honor

  • Ant: revile


Estrange

estrange

  • To alienate

  • Syn: disaffect; antagonize

  • Ant: unite; endear


Expiate

expiate

  • To make amends for

  • Syn: atone; correct; rectify


Comprise

comprise

  • To include or consist of ; contain

  • Syn: constitute; encompass; incorporate

  • Ant: exclude; lack


Foist

foist

  • To pass off as genuine or valuable

  • Syn: fob


Disconcert

disconcert

  • To frustrate; confuse

  • Syn: agitate; fluster; perplex

  • Ant: enlighten; delight; comfort; encourage


C ontrive

contrive

  • To plan cleverly; to devise

  • syn: concoct; design; engineer


Venerate

Venerate

  • To respect or revere

  • Syn: glorify, treasure

  • Ant: abhor, despise


Prognosticate

Prognosticate

  • To predict

  • Syn: forecast; foreshadow


Entreat

Entreat

  • To earnestly request or petition

  • Syn: importune; implore

  • Ant: demand


Promulgate

Promulgate

  • To announce; to make known

  • Syn: declare; exhibit


Pander

pander

  • To exploit weakness of others; to cater to the vices of others

  • Syn: cajole; indulge


Inveigh

inveigh

  • To disapprove angrily; to protest

  • Syn: berate; condemn; remonstrate

  • Ant: commend; laud; praise


Lionize

lionize

  • To assign great social importance to; to treat as a celebrity

  • Syn: acclaim; exalt; honor

  • Ant: ignore; overlook


Allay

allay

  • To relieve; to alleviate

  • Syn: calm; ease; pacify

  • Ant: excite; intensify; agitate


Vitiate

vitiate

  • To corrupt morally; to contaminate

  • Syn: defile; devalue; spoil

  • Ant: purify; clarify; cleanse


Ameliorate

ameliorate

  • To make better; to improve

  • Syn: enhance; upgrade

  • Ant: weaken; damage; corrupt


Corroborate

corroborate

  • To strengthen by adding evidence

  • Syn: confirm; substantiate; validate

  • Ant: contradict.


Perambulate

perambulate

  • To walk about; to stroll

  • Syn: saunter; wander


Depredate

depredate

  • To plunder and pillage

  • Syn: pilfer; ransack, revenge

  • Ant: enhance


Rhapsodize

rhapsodize

  • To express oneself enthusiastically.

  • Syn: rave


Revel

Revel

  • To enjoy; to take pleasure in.

  • Syn: bask; delight; indulge

  • Ant: grieve; lament


Implicate

implicate

  • To involve or connect unfavorably

  • Syn: entangle; incriminate

  • Ant: extricate; dissociate


Flummox

flummox

  • To confuse; to perplex

  • Syn: bewilder; baffle; perplex

  • Ant: clarify; simplify


Reciprocate

reciprocate

  • To give in response to receiving something.

  • Syn: match


Inculcate

inculcate

  • To impress upon or teach someone by repetition.

  • The chemistry teacher inculcated atomic mass values into her students until they could recite the numbers without looking at a chart.


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