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Vocabulary level f unit 6 part b

Vocabulary Level FUnit 6 Part B

fetter sinecure

heinous surreptitious

immutable transgress

insurgent transmute

megalomania vicarious

  • Fetter- A chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural) anything that confines or restrains; (v.) to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent

  • Synonyms: bond, restraint; (v.) bind, hamper


  • The old phrase “chain gang” refers to prisoners made to work, each joined to the next by linked fetters.

  • It is said that good inventors do not fetter themselves with conventional thinking.

  • Heinous- Very wicked, offensive, hateful

  • Synonyms: evil, odious, abominable, outrageous


  • A town so peaceful, quiet, and law-abiding was bound to be horrified by so heinous a crime.

  • Immutable- Not subject to change, constant

  • Synonyms: unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable


  • Scientists labored to discover a set of immutable laws of the universe.

  • Insurgent- One who rebels or rises against authority; (adj.) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on

  • Synonyms: revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous


  • George Washington and his contemporaries were insurgent against Britain.

  • The army was confident that they could crush the insurgent forces.

  • Megalomania- A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality

  • Synonyms: delusions of grandeur


  • Sudden fame and admiration can make people feel unworthy-or it can bring on feelings of megalomania.

  • Sinecure- A position requiring little or no work; an easy job

  • Synonyms: “no show” job, cushy job, “plum”


  • The office of Vice President of the United States was once considered little more than a sinecure.

  • Surreptitious- Stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

  • Synonyms: furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed


  • The movie heroine blushed when she noticed the surreptitious glances of her admirer.

  • The insurgents behave surreptitiously in order to hide their identity.

  • Transgress- To go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law

  • Synonyms: overstep, exceed, trespass, err


  • The penitent citizens promised to never again transgress the laws of the land.

  • Transmute- To change from one nature, substance, or form to another

  • Synonyms: transform, convert, translate, metamorphose


  • To transmute distrust into friendship along that war-torn border will take more than wise politicians and just laws.

  • Vicarious- Performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

  • Synonyms: surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand


  • In search of vicarious excitement, we watched movies of action and adventure.