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Lesson 5 Vocabulary. Mrs. Frazee. Jaded. Kate became jaded about love after the third boyfriend in a month broke up with her. Jaded. Adjective Worn out; dulled, as from overindulgence Synonyms: exhausted, wearied, tired, spent Antonyms: fresh, unused. Gist.

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Lesson 5 Vocabulary

Mrs. Frazee


Jaded


Kate became jaded about love after the third boyfriend in a month broke up with her.


Jaded

  • Adjective

  • Worn out; dulled, as from overindulgence

  • Synonyms: exhausted, wearied, tired, spent

  • Antonyms: fresh, unused


Gist


I never did understand the gist of the story!


Gist

  • Noun

  • The main point

  • Synonyms: idea, essence


Advocate


When the majority of people in the community were in favor of school uniforms, Johnny stood up and advocated against school uniforms.


Advocate

  • Verb

  • To recommend; to speak in favor of

  • Synonyms: promote, encourage

  • Antonyms: oppose, contest


Efface


He tried to efface his memories of her by burning all her pictures.


Efface

  • Verb

  • To obliterate; to wipe out

  • Synonyms: erase

  • Antonyms: allow, permit


Charisma


The candidate had charisma and good looks, but little knowledge of important issues.


Charisma

  • Noun

  • Personal appeal or attraction; magnetism

  • Synonyms: charm, captivation

  • Antonyms: repulse


Ogre


The ogre occasionally emerged from this mountain cave and terrorized the villagers.


Ogre

  • Noun

  • A brute; a large monster; a frightful giant


Mesmerize


The fast music and spinning dancers mesmerized the audience.


Mesmerize

  • Verb

  • To hypnotize

  • Synonym: captivate, entrance

  • Antonym: bore, disenchant, turn off


Entity


Ann thought that she saw a ghostly entity hovering over the graveyard, but it turned out to be a flag.


Entity

  • Noun

  • Anything having existence, either physical or mystical


Bandy


Let’s not bandy words about the deal any more; just sign the papers and leave, please.


Bandy

  • Verb

  • To exchange words to discuss casually


Dastardly


The dastardly thief stole money only from helpless, elderly people


Dastardly

  • Adjective

  • Cowardly and treacherous

  • Synonyms: dishonorable; shameful

  • Antonyms: righteous


Latent


Don’t you think it’s sad that many people use only a small fraction of their latent abilities?


latent

  • Adjective

  • Hidden; present but not realized

  • Synonyms: dormant, inactive, undeveloped

  • Antonyms: exposed, manifest, evident


Succumb


Most dieters occasionally succumbto the lure of a high-calorie dessert.


succumb

  • Verb

  • To give way to superior force, yield

  • Synonyms: submit, die, expire

  • Antonyms: overcome, master, conquer


Stagnant


It is dangerous for hikers to drink water from any source that appears to be stagnant.


stagnant

  • Adjective

  • Not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull

  • Synonyms: still motionless, inert, dormant

  • Antonyms: flowing, running, fresh


Brazen


Behavior considered brazen in one era may be deemed perfectly acceptable in another.


brazen

  • Adjective

  • Shameless, impudent; made of brass

  • Synonyms: blatant, bold

  • Antonyms: deferential, respectful


Incorrigible


Criminals deemed incorrigible can expect to receive maximum sentences for their offenses against society.


incorrigible

  • Adjective

  • Not able to be corrected; out of control

  • Synonyms: unruly, hopeless, incurable, persistent

  • Antonyms: manageable, obedient, good


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