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part 1 vocab words the pearl

1. Benign 2. Bulwark 3. Deft 4. diffuse 5. dissemble 6. edifice 7. furtive 8. germane 9. gravity 10. irresolute

Part 1 Vocab Words The Pearl

edifice

n.a very large buildingsynonyms antonymsstructure shack, building small building

edifice

irresolute

Adj.indecisive, unsure of how to proceedsynonyms antonymsdoubtful definite uncertain obstinate

irresolute

bulwark

n. a strong defense or something that defendssynonyms antonyms support, weakness buttress

bulwark

diffuse

V. to spread in all directionssynonyms antonymsscatter bring togetherbroadcast confined, compact

diffuse

benign

Adj. Not causing harm, of gentle disposition, beneficialsynonyms: Antonyms:kindly, benevolent, malignant, gentle, tender harmful

benign

furtive

Adj.secretive in an underhanded way, stealthy synonyms antonymsclandestine, covert bold, openstealthy underhanded forthright

furtive

germane

Adj.important to the issue at hand pertinentsynonyms antonymsapplicable, unimportantfitting, suitable

germane

dissemble

v.to disguise, to pretendsynonyms antonymsmask , fake to reveal camouflage uncover, conceal admit, allow

dissemble

gravity

n.seriousness, importancesynonyms antonymssolemnity, unimportance dignified

gravity

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Adj.skillful, adroit synonyms antonymsclever, cunning clumsy, ineptdexterous, ingenious awkward, unable

deft

practice sentences

1. Although he tried to _________ his motive for seeing me, I knew the real reason. 2. The judge ruled that the testimony was _______ to the trial and allowed it to be entered into the record. 3. The minister was loved because of his _______ attitude toward all types of people. 4. During the test, he made some ______ glances at other classmates’ papers. 5. He was very ______ at handling the questions from the reporter.

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practice sentences continued

6. The confused child stood _____ waiting for some instruction. 7. The rioting crowd was _____ by tear gas and water hoses. 8. This particular _____ has the title of being the tallest building in the world. 9. Nuclear arms are our _____ against invasion.10. The _____ of the situation was heightened by the death of the president.

Practice Sentences Continued