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Lesson Sixteen. English II. salient. Definition. Example. The judge advised the attorney to stick to the salient facts of the case. ( adj ) significant; conspicuous; standing out from the rest Syn : important. recant. Definition. Example.

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Lesson sixteen

Lesson Sixteen

English II


Salient

salient

Definition

Example

The judge advised the attorney to stick to the salient facts of the case.

  • (adj) significant; conspicuous; standing out from the rest

  • Syn: important


Recant

recant

Definition

Example

The suspect recanted his confession, so the police had to release him.

  • (v) to withdraw or disavow a statement or opinion


Jocular

jocular

Definition

Example

Dad’s jocular manner faded when he started preparing the taxes.

  • (adj) humorous; lighthearted

  • Syn: joking; witty; amusing

  • Ant: solemn; morose


Palliate

palliate

Definition

Example

She became a nurse to palliate suffering, but all she had done so far was record temperatures.

  • (v) to ease; to lessen; to soothe

  • Syn: alleviate; excuse

  • Ant: intensify; exacerbate


Malleable

malleable

Definition

Example

The sculptor wanted to keep the clay malleable until he was sure of the final design.

  • (adj) capable of being changed; easily shaped

  • Syn: workable

  • Ant: rigid; inflexible


Recreant

recreant

Definition

Example

Benedict Arnold is one of the most famous recreants in history.

  • (n) a coward; a traitor


Affinity

affinity

Definition

Example

The young man had an affinity for fast cars and easy money.

  • (n) an attraction to

  • Syn: partiality; fondness

  • Ant: aversion


Impalpable

impalpable

Definition

Example

He was aware of some impalpable fear as he entered the room.

  • (adj) unable to be felt; intangible

  • Syn: imperceptible; indiscernible


Fiscal

fiscal

Definition

Example

December is the accountant’s busiest month because it is the end of the fiscal year.

  • (adj) pertaining to finances

  • Syn: economic; budgetary


Regale

regale

Definition

Example

John regaled the crowd for hours with his stories of Scotland.

  • (v) to delight with something pleasing or amusing

  • Syn: entertain; amuse

  • Ant: anger; depress; annoy


Miscreant

miscreant

Definition

Example

The police were looking for the miscreant in all of the local hangouts.

  • (n) a vicious person

  • Syn: villain; criminal; knave


Flagellate

flagellate

Definition

Example

The boy’s father never struck him, but he flagellated him verbally.

  • (v) to whip; to lash

  • Syn: flog


Lascivious

lascivious

Definition

Example

His lascivious smile disgusted the other people in the room.

  • (adj) lustful or lewd

  • Syn: wanton; obscene

  • Ant: wholesome; decent


Flout

flout

Definition

Example

He broke the rules and flouted all authority, and now he has to pay.

  • (v) to ridicule; to show contempt for

  • Syn: mock; scoff

  • Ant: esteem; revere


Salacious

salacious

Definition

Example

The minister denounced the movie because of its salacious nature.

  • (adj) obscene; lustful

  • Syn: lecherous

  • Ant: chaste


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