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Vocabulary Words - 06.01.2017

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Vocabulary Words - 06.01.2017
1. CAJOLE (VERB): flatter

Synonyms: deceive, delude 

Antonyms: disenchant, repulse

Example Sentence: 

It was he who cajoled Garland into making the film.


2. BEWITCH (VERB): charm

Synonyms: beguile, fascinate Antonyms: bore, disenchant

Example Sentence:

He bewitched us with his smile. 


3. PIVOTAL (ADJECTIVE): important

Synonyms: central, climactic Antonyms: trivial, uncritical

Example Sentence:

This speech was a pivotal event in Borlaug's life.


4. RAVENOUS (ADJECTIVE): very hungry

Synonyms: voracious, insatiable Antonyms: satisfied, full

Example Sentence:

He had moderated his ravenous appetite.


5. PUGNACIOUS (ADJECTIVE): belligerent 

Synonyms: aggressive, antagonistic Antonyms: kind, nice

Example Sentence:

The pugnacious little boy constantly talks back to his mother.


6. REBUFF (NOUN): turning away

Synonyms: rebuke, rejection Antonyms: praise, approval

Example Sentence: 

For the present he experienced a sharp rebuff of fortune, which he met with His usual fortitude.


7. COVETOUS (ADJECTIVE): cupidity

Synonyms: avarice, greed Antonyms: benevolence, magnanimous

Example Sentence: 

The covetous woman couldn’t stop staring at my designer handbag.


8. APPARENT (ADJECTIVE): clearly revealed to the mind 

Synonyms: evident, obvious Antonyms: obscure, doubtful

Example Sentence:

The error was apparent to everyone in the audience.


9. PATRONAGE (NOUN): support of a cause

Synonyms: aegis, auspices Antonyms: attack, blockage

Example Sentence:

My country is moving into international patronage of the arts.


10. RANCOR (NOUN): bitterness

Synonyms: acrimony, animosity Antonyms: friendship, sympathy

Example Sentence:

Even though my mother despised her twin sister, she always spoke about her without rancor.

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