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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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Vocabulary lesson 16 by shawn khodadad
Vocabulary Lesson 16by Shawn Khodadad


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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