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Adjourn. V. To stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place Syn : Suspend Ant: Open, call to order. “I would like to suspend and adjourn this proceeding right now!”. Alien. N. A citizen of another country; Adj. foreign, strange Syn : exotic, unfamiliar

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adjourn

Adjourn

V. To stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

Syn: Suspend

Ant: Open, call to order

“I would like to suspend and adjourn this proceeding

right now!”

alien
Alien
  • N. A citizen of another country;
    • Adj. foreign, strange
    • Syn: exotic, unfamiliar
    • Ant: native, endemic, familiar
    • Socialism is an alien system to kids who grew up in democratic societies.
comely
Comely

Adj: Having a pleasing appearance

Syn: good-looking, attractive

Ant: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive

compensate
Compensate

V. To make up for; to repay for services

Syn: pay back, reimburse, recompense

Ant: fail to reward, stiff

dissolute
Dissolute

adj.: loose in one’s morals or behavior

Syn: dissipated immoral corrupt

ANT: moral, proper

Would a dissolute prince be a good or bad prince?

e rratic
Erratic

Adj. : Not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected

Syn: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable

Ant.: steady, consistent, dependable

Can you think of another vocab. word that is a synonym for erratic?

expulsion
EXPULSION

N. The process of driving or forcing out

Syn.: ejection, ouster, eviction

Ant.: admittance, admission

A judge can kick you out of a courtroom. That would be an expulsion.

f eint
Feint

N. A deliberately deceptive movement, a pretense

V. To make a deceptive movement;

Syn: trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge

Football players, like the great Walter Payton, feint to avoid tacklers!

fodder
Fodder

N.: Food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose

Syn.: feed provender

“It’s going to be a long winter…I better have enough fodder to help my cattle make it.”

fortify to strengthen build up

Fortify: to strengthen, build up

Synonyms:

Reinforce, shore up

ANTONYMS:

WEAKEN, UNDERMINE, SAP, IMPAIR

The kids fortified their Lincoln logs to keep it from falling down.

illegible difficult to read
Illegible: difficult to read

This is becoming a lost art! Practice it!

Synonyms:

Unreadable, indecipherable, distinct, scribbled

Antonyms:

Readable, decipherable, distinct

jeer to make fun of rudely or unkindly a rude remark of derision
Jeer: to make fun of rudely or unkindly. A rude remark of derision

How does it make you feel when people jeer at you?

Isn’t this much better Be sincere…

don’t jeer!

Synonyms:

Laugh at, mock, taunt

Antonyms:

Applause, plaudits, accolades

lucrative bringing money in
Lucrative: bringing money in

What types of skills do you have that will help you be lucrative?

Synonyms:

Gainful, moneymaking

Antonyms:

Unprofitable, losing, in the red.

mediocre average ordinary undistinguished
Mediocre: average, ordinary, undistinguished

Synonyms:

run-of-the-mill

Antonyms:

Exceptional

Outstanding, distinguished

p roliferate to reproduce increase spread rapidly
Proliferate: to reproduce, increase, spread rapidly

Synonyms:

Multiple, mushroom, burgeon

Antonyms:

Decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off

subjugate to conquer by force bring under complete control
Subjugate: to conquer by force, bring under complete control

Synonyms:

Subdue, vanquish, master

What are examples of subjugation you can think of?

Antonyms:

Be conquered, submit, surrender

When have you chosen to be subjugated?

sully to soil stain tarnish besmirch
Sully: to soil, stain, tarnish, besmirch

Synonyms:

Pollute, taint

Antonyms:

Cleanse, purify, doctrinate

tantalize to tease torment by teasing
Tantalize: to tease, torment by teasing

Synonyms:

Tempt, lead on, make one’s mouth water

Can you think of another new word that is similar to this one?

What are some things that tantalize you? How do you handle the temptations?

Antonyms:

Satisfy, fulfill, gratify

terse brief and to the point
Terse: brief and to the point

Synonyms:

Concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet

Often the best jingles are terse. Can you think of some examples?

Antonyms:

Verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix

unflinching firm showing no signs of fear not drawing back
Unflinching: firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

When you are unflinching, you have a better chance of victory!

Synonyms:

Resolute, steadfast, unwavering

Antonyms:

Irresolute, wavering, vacillating