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Acquiesce v to accept without protest to agree or submit S comply with accede consent yield A resist protest Management is not likely to acquiesce to union demands for raises because the companys profits have recently been on the decline ID: 525339

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Acquiesce

(v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit

S: comply with, accede, consent, yield

A: resist, protestManagement is not likely to acquiesce to union demands for raises because the company’s profits have recently been on the decline.Slide3

allure

(v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm

S: (v.) beguile, tantalize; (n.) temptation, enticement

A: (v.) repel, turn off; (n.) repellentDreams of stardom allure many gifted young performers from all over the country to the bright lights of Broadway.

The allure of get-rich-quick schemes may lead people down the road to financial ruin.Slide4

askew

(adj., adv.) twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly

S: awry, lopsided, cockeyed

A: straight, symmetricalSome people cannot refrain from straightening lampshades that are a little askew.All our plans for a picnic on the beach went suddenly askew when it began to rain very heavily.

Try typing ASKEW into a Google search!Slide5

blithe

(adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned

S: carefree, nonchalant, indifferent

A: glum, morose, despondent, depressedIt is difficult to deflate the blithe optimism of the young.Slide6

contentious

(adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue

S: argumentative, disputatious, combative

A: agreeable, amiable, affable, pacificThe members of the online discussion group were annoyed by the newcomer’s contentious and rude remarks.Slide7

covet

(v.) to desire something belonging to another

S: crave, yearn for, hunger for

A: disdain, scorn, despiseThose who covet the good fortune of others are likely to be unhappy with their own lot in life.Slide8

crestfallen

(adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast

S: despondent, disconsolate

A: elated, cheerful, self-satisfied, cockyDespite the loss of an important labor endorsement, the candidate appeared in no way crestfallen.Slide9

disheveled

(adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder

S: untidy, disarranged, tousled, unkempt

A: tidy, neat, orderly, well-groomedMost people look a little bit disheveled when they get up in the morning.Slide10

exponent

(n.) one who advocated, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised.

S: defender, champion, interpreter

A: critic, adversary, faultfinder, detractorPresident Theodore Roosevelt was one of the first exponents of conservation.

In the equation X² + y² = z², the small raised 2s are all exponents.Slide11

garrulous

(adj.) given too much talking, tediously chatty

S: talkative, loquacious, long-winded

A: reticent, mum, taciturn, laconic, reservedIf you are conversing with a garrulous individual, you may find it hard to get a word in edgewise.