Vocabulary 1

1. Abetverb (used with object), a⋅bet⋅ted, a⋅bet⋅ting. to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing: to abet a swindler; to abet a crime.
Related forms: a⋅bet⋅ment, a⋅bet⋅tal, noun
Synonyms: help, aid, assist; promote. Antonyms: hinder, discourage.

It is hard to abet an enemy, even though you know it might be the right thing to do. tamerabet.jpg

2. anathemanoun, plural -mas.
1. a person or thing detested or loathed
2. a person or thing accursed or consigned to damnation or destruction.
3. a formal ecclesiastical curse involving excommunication.
4. any imprecation of divine punishment.
5. a curse; execration.
wikii.jpg The devil offers nothing but anathema, so every ​worshiper prays to stay away from it.
–noun an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery.
–verb (used with object) to address with banter; chaff.
–verb (used without object) to use banter.
Related forms: ban⋅ter⋅er, noun ban⋅ter⋅ing⋅ly, adverb
Synonyms: 1. badinage, joking, jesting, pleasantry, persiflage. 2. tease, twit; ridicule, deride, mock.

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On April Fools Day, it's okay to banter a friend.

4. castigate –verb (used with object), -gat⋅ed, -gat⋅ing.
1. to criticize or reprimand severely.
2. to punish in order to correct.
Related forms: cas⋅ti⋅ga⋅tion, noun cas⋅ti⋅ga⋅tive, cas⋅ti⋅ga⋅to⋅ry adjective cas⋅ti⋅ga⋅tor, noun
Synonyms: 1. scold, reprove. 2. discipline, chastise, chasten.

The boy was castigated for disobeying the rules.

5. coerce –verb (used with object), -erced, -erc⋅ing.
1. to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, esp. without regard for individual desire or volition
2. to bring about through the use of force or other forms of compulsion; exact: to coerce obedience.
3. to dominate or control, esp. by exploiting fear, anxiety, etc.
Related forms: co⋅erc⋅er, noun co⋅er⋅ci⋅ble, adjective
Synonyms: push, constrain, force, compel, oblige, bludgeon, bully, threaten, intimidate.

The boss coerced his employee by jacking him up until he gave in to finish the work correctly.


6. divulgeverb (used with object), -vulged, -vulg⋅ing.
to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).
Related forms: di⋅vulge⋅ment, noun di⋅vulg⋅er, noun
Synonyms: reveal
The man divulged his hand in hopes of winning the pot.
The man divulged his hand in hopes of winning the pot.

7. docile –adjective
1. easily managed or handled; tractable: a docile horse.
2. readily trained or taught; teachable.
Related forms: doc⋅ile⋅ly, adverb do⋅cil⋅i⋅ty, noun Synonyms: manageable, malleable; obedient.

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The docile dog fetched the paper for his master.

8. dogmatic –adjective
1. of, pertaining to, or of the nature of a dogma or dogmas; doctrinal.
2. asserting opinions in a doctrinaire or arrogant manner; opinionated. Also, dog⋅mat⋅i⋅cal.
Related forms: dog⋅mat⋅i⋅cal⋅ly, adverb dog⋅mat⋅i⋅cal⋅ness, noun
Synonyms: arbitrary, imperious, dictatorial.

Correct your capitalization error He.

The king’s speech was very dogmatic in the court today, He emphasized that he’s in authority once again.

9. emaciated –adjective abnormal thinness caused by lack of nutrition or by disease.
Synonyms: thin, wasted, puny, gaunt, haggard, scrawny.
Durring the Holocaust, many emaciated Jews suffered from malnutrition, making them very thin and unhealthy.

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10. extraneous –adjective
1. introduced or coming from without; not belonging or proper to a thing; external; foreign: extraneous substances in our water.
2. not pertinent; irrelevant: an extraneous remark; extraneous decoration.
Related forms: ex⋅tra⋅ne⋅ous⋅ly, adverb ex⋅tra⋅ne⋅ous⋅ness, noun
Synonyms: 1. extrinsic, adventitious, alien. 2. inappropriate, nonessential, superfluous. Antonyms: 1. intrinsic. 2. pertinent, relevant

Correct your spelling mistake--viewd.
The man continued his argument though it was viewd extraneous to the cause.
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11. gauche –adjective lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactless
Related forms: gauchely, adverb gaucheness, noun
Synonyms: inept, clumsy, maladroit; coarse, gross, uncouth.

12. gregarious –adjective
1. fond of the company of others; sociable.
2. living in flocks or herds, as animals.
3. Botany. growing in open clusters or colonies; not matted together.
4. pertaining to a flock or crowd.
Related forms: gre⋅gar⋅i⋅ous⋅ly, adverb gre⋅gar⋅i⋅ous⋅ness, noun
Synonyms: social, genial, outgoing, convivial, companionable, friendly, extroverted.
George likes to be sociable, so to make a connection with his Nick's friends he started smoking.

13. heresy –noun, plural -sies.
1. opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, esp. of a church or religious system.
2. the maintaining of such an opinion or doctrine.
3. Roman Catholic Church. the willful and persistent rejection of any article of faith by a baptized member of the church.
4. any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, customs, etc.
Synonyms: dissent, iconoclasm, dissension.
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The heresy of Benedictus XVI was different from the other ruler.

14. ignominy –noun, plural -min⋅ies for 2.
1. disgrace; dishonor; public contempt.
2. shameful or dishonorable quality or conduct or an instance of this.
Synonyms: disrepute, discredit, shame, obloquy, opprobrium, disgrace Antonyms: credit, honor
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This man was filled with ignominy after he realized that he didn't pay his taxes.

15. insipid –adjective
1. without distinctive, interesting, or stimulating qualities; vapid: an insipid personality.
2. without sufficient taste to be pleasing, as food or drink; bland: a rather insipid soup.
Related forms: in⋅si⋅pid⋅i⋅ty, in⋅sip⋅id⋅ness, noun in⋅sip⋅id⋅ly, adverb
Synonyms: flat, dull, uninteresting, tasteless, bland.
The man's life was nothing but an insipid, childless, pot-filled waste of breath.
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16. jaundiced –adjective
1. affected with or colored by or as if by jaundice: jaundiced skin.
2. affected with or exhibiting prejudice, as from envy or resentment: a jaundiced viewpoint.
Synonyms: resentful, envious, jealous, embittered.

The man had a very jealous view of the world, almost as if he was jaundiced by his past.

17. libation –noun
1. a pouring out of wine or other liquid in honor of a deity.
2. the liquid poured out.
3. Often Facetious.
a. an intoxicating beverage, as wine, esp. when drunk in ceremonial or celebrative situations.
b. an act or instance of drinking such a beverage.
Related forms: li⋅ba⋅tion⋅al, li⋅ba⋅tion⋅ar⋅y, adjective
In Greece, during festivals they used to have libations for their deities

18. meticulous –adjective
1. taking or showing extreme care about minute details; precise; thorough: a meticulous craftsman; meticulous personal appearance.
2. finicky; fussy: meticulous adherence to technicalities.
Related forms: me⋅tic⋅u⋅lous⋅ly, adverb me⋅tic⋅u⋅lous⋅ness, me⋅tic⋅u⋅los⋅i⋅ty
Synonyms: exact, strict, scrupulous painstaking Antonyms: careless
The contractor meticulously used a ruler to caerfully get all of the details right.

Correct your spelling mistake caerfully.

19. motley –adjective
1. exhibiting great diversity of elements; heterogeneous: a motley crowd.
2. being of different colors combined; parti-colored: a motley flower border.
3. wearing a parti-colored garment: a motley fool.
4. a combination of different colors.
5. a parti-colored effect.
6. the parti-colored garment of a jester.
7. a heterogeneous assemblage.
8. a medley.
Synonyms: varied, mixed, incongruous.
The street was so bright and motley;it blinded my eyes.

20. temerity –noun reckless boldness; rashness.
Synonyms: audacity, effrontery, foolhardiness.
The temerity of the cat lead to an unpleasant trip to the vet.