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Vocabulary Lesson 16 by Shawn Khodadad. Pique. (pek) v. To cause resentment; to provoke Syn: Irritate Ant: Assuage. Pique. (pek) v. To cause resentment; to provoke Syn: Irritate Ant: Assuage Uncle Billy piqued at the man he just fired

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pique
Pique

(pek) v. To cause resentment; to provoke

Syn: Irritate Ant: Assuage

pique1
Pique

(pek) v. To cause resentment; to provoke

Syn: Irritate Ant: Assuage

Uncle Billy piqued at

the man he just fired

by giving him a face.

linguistics
Linguistics
  • (ling gwis’ tiks) n. The Scientific study of the structure, sounds, and meaning of language.
linguistics1
Linguistics
  • (ling gwis’ tiks) n. The Scientific study of the structure, sounds, and meaning of language.

The students sat

down quietly as they

began their lesson

on linguistics.

plebeian
Plebeian
  • (pli be en) N.- A commonor; one from a

lower class

  • Adj.- common or vulgar
  • N.- Syn: peon, peasant Ant: liege
  • Adj.- Syn: base;lowly Ant: refined;
plebeian1
Plebeian
  • N.- A commonor; one from a

lower class

Nobles and officials

treated the plebeians

like their nobody.

plebeian2
Plebeian
  • Adj.- common or vulgar

That sign is very plebeian

to be seen in America.

precocious
Precocious
  • (pri ko shes) adj. Showing early development, especially mental.
  • Syn: Advanced
precocious1
Precocious
  • (pri ko shes) adj. Showing early development, especially mental.
  • Syn: Advanced
  • Julian is already showing

precocious improvements

in the brain.

predatory
Predatory
  • (pred e tor e) adj. Inclinded to prey on others
  • Syn: pillaging; despoiling Ant: nurturing
predatory1
Predatory
  • (pred e tor e) adj. Inclinded to prey on others

The white tiger is

one of the most

predatory animals

in the jungle.

prowess
Prowess
  • (prow is) n. Superior skill or ablity.
  • Syn: strenght; dominance; power
  • Ant: weakness
prowess1
Prowess
  • (prow is) n. Superior skill or ablity.
  • Syn: strenght; dominance; power
  • Ant: weakness

Superman is known

for his prowess\'s.

pugnacious
Pugnacious
  • (pug na shes) adj. Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome.

Syn: Combative; Belligerent

Ant: placid; pacific

pugnacious1
Pugnacious
  • (pug na shes) adj. Eager and ready to fight; quarrelsome.

Mohamed Ali is

known for his

pugnacious

attitude towards

any rivals.

purloin
Purloin
  • (per loin) v. To steal
  • Syn: burglarize

Last night, the two

men in masks

purloined the shop

on 21st and Lewis St.

pusillanimous
Pusillanimous

(pyoo se lan e mes) adj. Cowardly, Fearful

  • Syn: Fainthearted; timid
  • Ant : Brave, bold
pusillanimous1
Pusillanimous

Cowardly, Fearful

Syn: Fainthearted; timid

Ant : Brave, bold

When it comes to war,

many pusillanimous

countries rather not

get involved ever since

the creation of nukes.

quell
Quell
  • (kwell) v. To put an end to; to allay or quiet
  • Syn : Calm Ant : foment; incite

The police finally

decided to quell the

Mexico City gangs.

quixotic
Quixotic
  • (kwik sot ik) adj. Very idealistic; impractical; caught up in romantic notions.
  • Ant: Realistic; practical

As the former president

of the United States,

George Bush had a

quixotic notion that he

could finish where his

father left off in Iraq.

rabble
Rabble
  • (rab el) adj. A disorderly crowd, a mob
  • Syn: riffraff

There was over

200,000 people

in a rabble at

Coachella 2009.

rabid
Rabid
  • (rab id) adj. Raging, fanatical
  • Syn: uncontrollable ; fervid
  • Ant: placid

After seeing that

burger from Carl’s

Jr. on TV, Chris

was rabid for one.

raconteur
Raconteur
  • (rak on tyur) n. a person skilled at telling stories.

I think my grandma

is a great raconteur,

since she’s been

through a lot in

the past.

vindictive
Vindictive
  • (vin dik tiv) adj. Seeking revenge: bearing a grudge
  • Syn: vengeful Ant: forgiving

America has a

vindictive urge

to get back at

the terrorists

responsible for 9/11

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