Lesson 10 Vocabulary. By: Vitali Kublashvili. To explain in detail; To clarify. Expound. To make a detailed statement, Ms. Kopp was expounding on her favorite topic. Synonym- Elaborate, Clear Up, Dilate Antonym- Muddle, Confuse, Shorten. Cajole. Synonym- Coax, Wheedle, Sway
Lesson 10 Vocabulary
By: Vitali Kublashvili
To explain in detail; To clarify
To make a detailed statement, Ms. Kopp was expounding on her favorite topic.
Synonym- Elaborate, Clear Up, Dilate
Antonym- Muddle, Confuse, Shorten
Synonym- Coax, Wheedle, Sway
Antonym- Dissuade, Deter, Compel
To persuade with false promises and flattery
He cajoled his younger brother into doing his chores.
Synonym- enigmatic, mysterious, puzzling
Antonym- obvious, evident, apparent
The killer left no clues, and the murder remains an inscrutable mystery.
Not easily understood; Hard to fathom
Synonym- hesitate, object, resist
Antonym- agree, continue, proceed
To refuse stubbornly or abruptly; to stop short and refuse to go on.
When the officers where arresting a possible suspect she balked and refused to put the handcuffs on.
Ill-natured, bitter hostility
Synonym- Animosity, Harshness, Bitterness
Antonym- Friendliness, Kindness, Politeness
Many people where shocked when they found out that Chris Brown used acrimony behavior by beating his girlfriend Rihanna.
Stern and ill-humored
Synonym- forbidding, dismal, dreary
Antonym- pleasant, bright, happy
The teacher was being dour by not letting the kids work together.
To rejoice; To feel triumphant
Synonym- Celebrate, Cheer, Delighted
Antonym- grieve, mourn, sad
When the MVP trophy was announced Shaq exulted in his victory.
Having unlimited knowledge; All-knowing
Synonym- Almighty, wise, knowledgeable
Antonym- Unknowing, Unintelligent, Stupid
Isaac Newton is known as a very omniscient scientist for discovering the law of gravity.
Synonym- Possible, Doable, Achievable
Antonym- Unworkable, Impossible, Unlikely
Reasonable; Capable of being carried out
Most American voters voted for president Obama because they believed in his feasible ideas to restore the country and its economy.
A complete, ridiculous failure
Synonym- Disaster, Breakdown, Error
Antonym- Success, Miracle, Benefit
Electing president Bush to a 2nd term was a fiasco.
Synonym- forte, Profession, career
Anonym- Weakness, Inability, Frailty
The work one is especially suited for; Ones specialty; An occupation
Because of Yao Ming's height his métier is basketball.
To rise and fall; To vary irregularly
Synonym- Waver, Vacillate, Alternate
Antonym- Stabilize, Remain, Persist
Gas prices have been fluctuating over the past year.
Synonym- Bother, Pester, Tease
Antonym- Soothe, Assist, Support
To annoy or harass
William Hungs American idol addition harried the judges.
Synonym- anonymous, unknown, camouflaged
Antonym- Unhidden, Known, Identified
Disguised; Pretending not to be oneself.
Many teenagers have incognito identities so they can participate in elderly activities.
Synonym- Torpor, Lassitude, Dullness
Antonym- Vitality, Vigor, Thrilling
Lack of energy; sluggishness
In the Simpons, do to his laziness Homer Simpson is known as a very lethargic character.