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    Vocabulary Words - 06.01.2017

    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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