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Wordlist 35 Judging Roommates by Their Facebook Covers

Wordlist 35 Judging Roommates by Their Facebook Covers

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Wordlist 35 Judging Roommates by Their Facebook Covers. 1. Anonymous (adj.) Definition : made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made public Synonym: Example: The money was donated by an anonymous benefactor. Word Family: a·non·y·mous·ness , noun a·non·y·mous·ly , adverb - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Wordlist 35Judging Roommates by Their Facebook Covers

1. Anonymous (adj.)Definition: made or done by someone whose name is not known or not made publicSynonym: Example: The money was donated by an anonymous benefactor.Word Family:anonymousness, nounanonymously, adverbnonanonymousness, noun2. Arbitrary (adj.)Definition: based on chance rather than being planned or based on reasonSynonym: random, unpredictable Example: Did you have a reason for choosing your destination or was it arbitrary?Word Family:arbitrarily , adverbarbitrariness, nounnonarbitrarily, adverbnonarbitrariness, nounnonarbitrary, adjective3. Clause (n.)Definition: a particular part of a written legal document, for example a law passed by Parliament or a contract (= an agreement)Synonym: sectionExample: They have added/deleted/amended a clause in the contract which says the company can make people redundant for economic reasons.Word Family:clausal, adjectivesubclausal, adjectivesubclause, noun4. Clique (n.)Definition: a small group of people who spend their time together and do not welcome other people into that groupSynonym: society, fraternityExample: Our golf club is run by a very unfriendly clique (of people).Word Family:cliqueless, adjectivecliquey, cliquy, adjectivecliquism, nounsubclique, noun5. Converse (v.)Definition: the oppositeSynonym: opposite, reverseExample: In the US, you drive on the right-hand side of the road, but in Britain the converse applies.Word Family:

6. Deviate (v.)Definition: to do something that is different from the usual or common way of behavingSynonym: diverge, Example: The recent pattern of weather deviates from the norm for this time of year.Word Family:deviable, adjectivedeviability, noundeviator, nounnondeviating, adjectiveundeviable, adjective7. Ditzy (n.)Definition: sillySynonym: silly, Example: He couldnt tolerate his ditzy girlfriend. Word Family:

8. Diverse (adj.)Definition: different or including many different typesSynonym: various, differentExample: Students from countries as diverse as Colombia and Lithuania use Cambridge textbooks.Word Family:diversely, adverbdiverseness, nounoverdiverse, adjectiveoverdiversely, adverboverdiverseness, noun9. Domain (n.)Definition: an area of interest or an area over which a person has controlSynonym: realm, territory Example: She treated the business as her private domain.Word Family:domanial, adjective10. Fondness (n.)Definition: a likingSynonym: affection, liking Example: George's fondness for pink gins was well known.Word Family:self-fondness, noun11. Freshman (n.)Definition: a student in the first year of high school, college, or universitySynonym: undergraduateExample: He's a freshman at Harvard.Word Family:freshmanship, nounprefreshman, noun, plural prefreshmen.subfreshman, noun, plural subfreshmen.12. Impression (n.)Definition: an idea or opinion of what something or someone is likeSynonym: sense, feelingExample: I didn't get much of an impression of the place because it was dark when we drove through it.Word Family:impressional, adjectiveimpressionally, adverbimpressionless, adjectivepreimpression, noun13. Inevitable (adj.)Definition: certain to happen and unable to be avoided or preventedSynonym: inescapable, assured Example: The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness.Word Family:inevitability, inevitableness, nouninevitably, adverbquasi-inevitable, adjectivequasi-inevitably, adverb14. Institute (v.)Definition: to set up; establish; organizeSynonym: investExample: to institute a government.Word Family:reinstitute, verb (used with object), reinstituted, reinstituting.uninstituted, adjectivewell-instituted, adjective15. Intervene (v.)Definition: to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worseSynonym: get involvedExample: The Central Bank intervened in the currency markets today to try to stabilize the exchange rate.Word Family:reintervene, verb (used without object), reintervened, reintervening.unintervening, adjective16. Maximize (v.)Definition: to make something as great in amount, size, or importance as possibleSynonym: boost, raiseExample: Some airlines have cancelled less popular routes in an effort to maximize profits.Word Family:maximization, maximation, nounmaximizer, noun17. Passive (adj.)Definition: not acting to influence or change a situation; allowing other people to be in controlSynonym: uninvolvedExample: He's very passive in the relationship.Word Family:passively, adverbquasi-passive, adjectivequasi-passively, adverbsemipassive, adjectivesemipassively, adverb

18. Posture (v.)Definition: behaviour or speech that is intended to attract attention and interest, or to make people believe something that is not trueSynonym: Example: His writing has been dismissed as mere intellectual posturing.Word Family:

19. Sibling (n.)Definition: a brother or sisterSynonym:Example: I have four siblings: three brothers and a sister.Word Family:half-sibling, noun20. So-called (adj.)Definition: used to show that you think a word that is used to describe someone or something is not suitable or not correctSynonym: supposed, presumedExample: It was one of his so-called friends who supplied him with the drugs that killed him.Word Family:

21. Subside (v.)Definition: If a condition subsides, it becomes less strong or extremeSynonym: moderate, softenExample: The police are hoping that the violence will soon subside.Word Family:subsidence, nounsubsider, nounnonsubsiding, adjectiveunsubsided, adjectiveunsubsiding, adjective