Grade Seven Unit Nine 1. accelerate (v) to speed up, cause to move faster; to bring about more quic

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. syn. : step up, quicken, hasten. . ant. : . slow down, retard. decelerate. Ex. Pressing the gas pedal causes the car to accelerate.. 2. bystander (n) one who looks on or observes, a person present but not taking part. ID: 757817 Download Presentation

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Grade Seven

Unit Nine

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1. accelerate (v) to speed up, cause to move faster; to bring about more quickly

syn

: step up, quicken, hasten

ant

:

slow down, retard. decelerate

Ex. Pressing the gas pedal causes the car to accelerate.

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2. bystander (n) one who looks on or observes, a person present but not taking part

syn

: observer, spectator, onlooker

ant

: active participant

Ex. The bystander watched the parade go by.

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3. canvass (v) to go through an area in order to procure votes, sales, or opinions; to go over in detail; to discuss

syn

: poll, survey, solicit

Ex. Each candidate has people who canvass an area for votes.

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4. casual (

adj

) happening by chance or on an irregular basis; showing little concern; informal

syn

: accidental, haphazard, offhand

ant

: formal, serious, premeditated, intentional

Ex. The woman was a casual acquaintance seen only at occasional business meetings.

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5. downtrodden (

adj

) treated unfairly and cruelly, oppressed

syn

: mistreated, ground underfoot

ant

: uplifted, liberated

Ex. The litter of kittens was downtrodden before being rescued by the Humane Society.

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6. entice (v) to attract, tempt

syn

: lure, beguile

ant

: nauseate, sicken, revolt, repel

Ex. Catnip entices my cats.

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7. erode (v) to wear away gradually, eat away

syn

: corrode, abrade

ant

: nurture, promote, encourage

Ex. Each betrayal caused their friendship to erode further.

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8. flounder (v) to thrash about in a clumsy or ineffective way

syn

: wallow, struggle

Ex. The speaker floundered about looking for the right word to use.

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9. graphic (

adj

) lifelike, vivid, relating to the pictorial arts

syn

: lively, descriptive, colorful

ant

: dull, boring, unrealistic, colorless

Ex. The graphic novel visualized the action of the story.

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10. gruesome (

adj

) horrible, revolting, ghastly

syn

: gory, hideous, grisly

ant

: pleasant, delightful, appealing

Ex. The movie graphically depicted the gruesome details of the mauling.

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11. melancholy (

adj

) sad, gloomy, unhappy

(n) sadness, gloominess

syn

: (

adj

) depressed, dejected (n) dejection, depression

ant

: (

adj

) merry, happy, cheerful (n) joy, elation

Ex. The tone of the poem was melancholy as the writer described losing his true love.

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12. ordeal (n) a difficult or painful experience, a trial

syn

: test, hardship

ant

: pleasure, cinch

Ex. Preparing for the marathon was an ordeal. The runner ran fifteen miles every day in all types of weather.

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13.parch (v) to make dry and thirsty; to shrivel with heat

syn

: dry up, dehydrate, desiccate

ant

: soak, drench, saturate, waterlog

Ex. The runner was parched after the race and had to replenish his electrolytes.

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14. persist (v) to continue steadily in a course of action, refuse to stop or be changed; to last, remain

syn

: persevere, keep at it, endure

ant

: give up, discontinue

Ex. To become a good athlete, one must persist at perfecting the fundamentals.

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15.puny (

adj

) of less than normal strength or size; of no importance

syn

: undersized, pint-size, small, weak

ant

: robust, brawny, mammoth, gigantic

Ex. The runt of the litter was puny and might not survive.

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16. quibble (v) to evade or belittle a point by twisting words or raising minor objections

(n) a petty objection

syn

: (v) nitpick, split hairs, cavil (n) squabble

Ex. The siblings started to quibble over flavors of ice cream to distract their parents from the original argument about who had broken the television.

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17. ratify (v) to approve, give formal approval to; confirm

syn

: endorse, sanction, uphold

ant

: cancel, repeal, annul, veto

Ex. The student council members ratified the agreement to raise the price of a dance ticket.

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18. regal (

adj

) royal, kinglike; fit for a king

syn

: majestic, stately, princely, august

ant

: lowly, humble, abject, servile

Ex. The actor portraying the king, had to speak in a royal voice.

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19. stifle (v) to smother, prevent from breathing; to hold back or choke off

syn

: strangle, suppress, snuff

ant

: nurture, promote, encourage

Ex. She had to stifle the urge to sing during class.

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20. vital (

adj

) having life, living; necessary to life, essential; key, crucial

syn

: indispensible, fundamental

ant

: nonessential, unnecessary

Ex. Oxygen is vital to human beings.


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