Vocabulary Chapter 1 - Zachary High School

Vocabulary Chapter 1 - Zachary High School

Vocabulary Chapter 1: Read Read the the sentences sentences carefully carefully for for context context clues clues and

and choose choose the the meaning meaning closest closest to to that that of of the the boldfaced boldfaced word.

word. affinity Part of speech: Noun Definition: a natural liking for or attraction to a person, thing, idea, etc. Sentence: If we interviewed Olympic swimmers, we would probably find that they have a natural affinity for water. Synonyms: partiality, fondness Antonyms: dislike, aversion

fledgling Part of speech: adjective Definition: young, new, or inexperienced Sentence: Beauty schools often allow their fledgling hairdressers to practice on new clients for a reduced price. Synonyms: novice, beginner Antonyms: expert, professional hackneyed Part of speech: adjective Definition: made commonplace or

trite; stale Sentence: If your writing is riddled with hackneyed phrases, perhaps you should consider using a thesaurus. Synonyms: overdone, overused Antonyms: rare, unique incessant Part of speech: adjective Definition: continuing without interruption; ceaseless; unending Sentence: Her incessant whining

grates on my nerves. Synonyms: unceasing, constant, continuous, never-ending, perpetual Antonyms: intermittent opulence Part of speech: noun Definition: wealth, riches, or affluence Sentence: For most people, the American Dream involves a certain amount of opulence. Synonyms: luxury, abundance

Antonyms: poverty, destitution proximity Part of speech: noun Definition: nearness in place, time, order, occurrence, or relation Sentence: The proximity of the curtains to the fireplace was a cause of concern to the safety inspector. sagacious

Part of speech: adjective Definition: having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd Sentence: The prophets of the Bible are widely regarded as sagacious men. Synonyms: wise, discerning, clever, intelligent, judicious, acute, sharp, keen Antonyms: unwise, foolish supplant Part of speech: verb

Definition: to take the place of (another), as through force, scheming, strategy, or the like; to replace (one thing) by something else. Sentence: The leader of the small country would like to supplant democracy with his own brand of dictatorship. Synonyms: remove, succeed unassailable Part of speech: adjective

Definition: not subject to denial or dispute Sentence: The fact that certain movie stars are the epitome of the male physique is unassailable. Synonyms: indisputable, incontestable Antonyms: refutable voluminous Part of speech: adjective Definition: of great volume, size, or extent

Sentence: Teachers and students alike are often overwhelmed with voluminous quantities of books and paper. Synonyms: extensive, copious, ample Antonyms: abbreviated, sparse

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