Vocabulary Unit 2 Words 1 – 20 6 th Grade

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Vocabulary Unit 2 Words 1 20 6 th Grade. Thank you Mrs. Kind!. adverse. (adj.) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile Synonyms: difficult, trying Some people suffer an adverse reaction if they eat peanut butter or anything with peanuts. arid. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Vocabulary Workshop

Vocabulary Unit 2Words 1 206th GradeThank you Mrs. Kind!adverse(adj.) unfavorable, negative; working against, hostileSynonyms: difficult, trying

Some people suffer an adverse reaction if they eat peanut butter or anything with peanuts.

arid(adj.) extremely dry; uninteresting, dullSynonyms: waterless, parched, boring, unimaginative

Although California leads the nation in farming, crops wont grow in its most arid regions.

assailant(n.) a person who attacks violently (with blows or words)Synonyms: assaulter, attacker, mugger

The jogger was injured by an unknown assailant who left him immobile on the side of the road.

billow(n.) a large waveSynonym: breaker(v.) to rise or swell like a waveSynonym: surge, bulge, balloon

Fans cheered enthusiastically when they saw their teams flags billow over the stadium.

confront(v.) to meet face-to-face, especially as a challenge; comes to grips withSynonym: face, encounter In court, defendants can confront their accusers in a controlled setting.

constrain(v.) to force, compel, to restrain, hold backSynonyms: pressure, restrict, confine, limit

You cant constrain me against my will.

contemporary(adj.) belonging to the same period of time as oneselfSynonyms: present-day, modern, current(n.) a person of the same timeSynonyms: peer

His novel used a contemporary style but had a historical setting.

Rather than ask parents for help, teens often turn to a contemporary for advice.

depict(v.) to portray; to represent or show in a form of a pictureSynonym: sketch, draw, picture, illustrate

The painter chose to depict a plain prairie landscape using bold colors and shadows.

disinterested(adj.) fair-minded, free from selfish motives; indifferentSynonyms: neutral, impartial, unbiased, apathetic

A judge must remain disinterested in order to render an evenhanded and logical decision.

encompass(v.) to encircle, go or reach around; to enclose; to include with a certain group or classSynonyms: surround, envelop, comprise

Oceans encompass about three-fourths of the surface of our planet.

groundless(adj.) without any good reason or cause, unjustifiedSynonyms: baseless, unsupported

Joes groundless fear of hurting himself during exercise has left him weak and out of shape.

hypocrite(n.) a person who pretends to be what he or she is not or better than he or she really is; a two-faced personSynonyms: phony, charlatan, fraud

The speaker who said one thing but did something else entirely was regarded as a hypocrite.

incomprehensible(adj.) impossible to understandSynonyms: baffling, confusing, bewildering

Our schools intercom system is so old that this mornings announcements were almost incomprehensible.

manipulate(v.) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantageSynonyms: work, maneuver, exploit, influence

Scientist should not manipulate data.

maximum(n.) the greatest possible amount or degree(adj.) reaching the greatest possible amount or degree

Synonyms: largest, highest, utmost

The postage scale can weigh a maximum of only five pounds.

mimic(n.) a person who does imitationsSynonym: copycat, impersonator(v.) to imitate; to make fun ofSynonym: parrot, impersonateThe comedy troupe has many talented members, but it still needs to hire a good mimic.

ruffle(v.) to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset, to flip through(n.) a gathered strip of material used for trimming edges; a ripple; a low drumbeatSynonyms: (v.) disturb (n.) frill

Try not to let wisecracks ruffle your feelings.My favorite pillow is soft and fluffy to the touch and has a velvet ruffle.

serene(adj..) peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grandSynonyms: tranquil, composed, fair, august How does she manage to stay so serene in the face of such chaos.

sheepish(adj.) embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timidSynonyms: shamefaced, meekHis sheepish grin made the crowds cheer all the more for his unlikely victory.

stamina(n.) the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying powerSynonym: endurance

Marathon runners need a great deal of stamina.