Advancing Vocabulary Skills Third Edition (Chapter 7) PowerPoint Flashcards
Word: equivocate Definition: to be deliberately vague in order to mislead Part of Speech: verb Derivatives: equivocates, equivocated, equivocating Link: love or hate? Sentence: When asked how she felt about the guy, she started to equivocate, not saying if it was love or hate.
Word: fortuitous Definition: happening by chance, by accident, or at random; lucky Part of Speech: adjective Link: the two of us Derivatives: fortuitously Sentence: It was fortuitous that the two of us won some money at the same machine.
Word: impeccable Definition: faultless; perfect Part of Speech: adjective Derivative: impeccably Link: great pecs Sentence: The weight lifter had an impeccable body with great pecs.
Word: liaison Definition: a person who serves as a connection between indivi- duals or groups; a go-between Part of Speech: noun Derivative: liaisons Link: need a zone Sentence: The student liaison presented the need for a special parking zone to the administration.
Word: predisposed Definition: tending toward or open to something beforehand Part of Speech: adjective Derivative: predisposing Link: bulldozed Sentence: He was predisposed to bulldoze the building because he was bribed in advance.
Word: propensity Definition: a natural preference or tendency Part of Speech: noun Derivative: propensities Link: tendency Sentence: Some people have a propensity for dogs while others have a tendency to prefer cats.
Word: reprehensible Definition: deserving of blame, criticism, or disapproval Part of Speech: adjective Derivative: reprehensibly Link: sensible Sentence: Even a sensible woman can be tricked by a reprehensible serial killer.
Word: sham Definition: a pretense or counterfeit; something meant to deceive Part of Speech: noun Derivatives: shams, shammed, shamming Link: scam Sentence: The e-mail he received was a sham; they were just trying to scam some money from him.
Word: solace Definition: comfort in sorrow or misfortune; consolation Part of Speech: noun Derivatives: solaced, solacing Link: Wallace Sentence: They offered him solace after the death of his son, Wallace.
Word: solicitous Definition: showing or expressing concern, care, or attention Part of Speech: adjective Derivatives: solicitously, solicitousness Link: cares for us Sentence: The solicitous friend cares for us when we need it.