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Lesson 12 Vocab. Car

Word Definition
Appall; v. syn.: astound; horrify ant.: comfort; reassure To fill with horror, disgust or outrage; to shock The amazing performance of the dancer appalled the crowd.
Constraint; n. syn.: restraint; restriction ant.: liberty; independence Something that restricts or limits The constraint the teacher made on the project limited what the students could do.
Dissuade; v. syn.: discourage; deer ant.: encourage; inspire To advise against; to persuade someone out of a course of action The kid tried to dissuade his dad from getting a flip phone because that wasn't a cool phone.
Falter; v. syn.: sway; delay; stumble ant.: persist; maintain; endure To hesitate; to waver The clumsy kid faltered when he tripped on the tiny rock.
Frail; adj. syn.: fragile; breakable ant.: strong robust Easily broken; delicate The frail artifacts crumbled when the architect tried to touch them.
Hypothetical; adj. syn.: supposed; theoretical ant.: actual; real Assumed without proof; uncertain The angry student came to a hypothetical conclusion when he thought another student stole his headphones.
Irate; adj. syn.: furious; fuming ant.: delighted; happy Extremely angry; enraged The irate kid became happy when he found his headphones again.
Peninsula; n. A piece of land that extends from the mainland into a body of water Greece has many peninsulas surrounding it that stretch into its coasts.
Placid; adj. syn.: tranquil; serene ant.: turbulent; riotous Calm; peaceful
Prejudice; n. syn.(1): bias; predisposition syn.(2): bigotry; discrimination ant: fairness; neutrality (1) An opinion formed without knowledge of the facts (2) An irrational suspicion or hostility toward a particular group, race, or religion The kids had a prejudice opinion about the new kid who looked a little nerdy.
Prelude; n. syn.: beginning; preface ant.: finale; ending An introductory event, action, or performance The prelude before the play was almost as interesting as the play itself.
Profane; adj. syn.: irreverent; wicked ant.: pious; virtuous Showing contempt for what is sacred; disrespectful to religion; vulgar The profane atheist showed no respect for people who go to church.
Puny; adj. syn.: undersized; small ant.: robust; sturdy Less than normal in size and strength The puny nerd at school always got be up by the big strong bullies.
Ruthless; adj. syn.: callous; merciless ant.: merciful; compassionate; lenient Without compassion or mercy; harsh The ruthless dictator destroyed anyone in his way preventing his plan of world domination.
Skirmish; n. A minor short-lived battle The skirmishes in the war would determine the victor.