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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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