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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 Slide 2 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: anonymousness, noun anonymously, adverb nonanonymousness, noun Slide 3 2. Arbitrary (adj.) Definition: based on chance rather than being planned or based on reason Synonym: random, unpredictable Example: Did you have a reason for choosing your destination or was it arbitrary? Word Family: arbitrarily, adverb arbitrariness, noun nonarbitrarily, adverb nonarbitrariness, noun nonarbitrary, adjective Slide 4 3. Clause (n.) Definition: a particular part of a written legal document, for example a law passed by Parliament or a contract (= an agreement) Synonym: section Example: They have added/deleted/amended a clause in the contract which says the company can make people redundant for economic reasons. Word Family: clausal, adjective subclausal, adjective subclause, noun Slide 5 4. Clique (n.) Definition: a small group of people who spend their time together and do not welcome other people into that group Synonym: society, fraternity Example: Our golf club is run by a very unfriendly clique (of people). Word Family: cliqueless, adjective cliquey, cliquy, adjective cliquism, noun subclique, noun Slide 6 5. Converse (v.) Definition: the opposite Synonym: opposite, reverse Example: In the US, you drive on the right-hand side of the road, but in Britain the converse applies. Word Family: Slide 7 6. Deviate (v.) Definition: to do something that is different from the usual or common way of behaving Synonym: diverge, Example: The recent pattern of weather deviates from the norm for this time of year. Word Family: deviable, adjective deviability, noun deviator, noun nondeviating, adjective undeviable, adjective Slide 8 7. Ditzy (n.) Definition: silly Synonym: silly, Example: He couldnt tolerate his ditzy girlfriend. Word Family: Slide 9 8. Diverse (adj.) Definition: different or including many different types Synonym: various, different Example: Students from countries as diverse as Colombia and Lithuania use Cambridge textbooks. Word Family: diversely, adverb diverseness, noun overdiverse, adjective overdiversely, adverb overdiverseness, noun Slide 10 9. Domain (n.) Definition: an area of interest or an area over which a person has control Synonym: realm, territory Example: She treated the business as her private domain. Word Family: domanial, adjective Slide 11 10. Fondness (n.) Definition: a liking Synonym: affection, liking Example: George's fondness for pink gins was well known. Word Family: self-fondness, noun Slide 12 11. Freshman (n.) Definition: a student in the first year of high school, college, or university Synonym: undergraduate Example: He's a freshman at Harvard. Word Family: freshmanship, noun prefreshman, noun, plural prefreshmen. subfreshman, noun, plural subfreshmen. Slide 13 12. Impression (n.) Definition: an idea or opinion of what something or someone is like Synonym: sense, feeling Example: I didn't get much of an impression of the place because it was dark when we drove through it. Word Family: impressional, adjective impressionally, adverb impressionless, adjective preimpression, noun Slide 14 13. Inevitable (adj.) Definition: certain to happen and unable to be avoided or prevented Synonym: inescapable, assured Example: The accident was the inevitable consequence/result/outcome of carelessness. Word Family: inevitability, inevitableness, noun inevitably, adverb quasi-inevitable, adjective quasi-inevitably, adverb Slide 15 14. Institute (v.) Definition: to set up; establish; organize Synonym: invest Example: to institute a government. Word Family: reinstitute, verb (used with object), reinstituted, reinstituting. uninstituted, adjective well-instituted, adjective Slide 16 15. Intervene (v.) Definition: to intentionally become involved in a difficult situation in order to improve it or prevent it from getting worse Synonym: get involved Example: 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, adjective Slide 17 16. Maximize (v.) Definition: to make something as great in amount, size, or importance as possible Synonym: boost, raise Example: Some airlines have cancelled less popular routes in an effort to maximize profits. Word Family: maximization, maximation, noun maximizer, noun Slide 18 17. Passive (adj.) Definition: not acting to influence or change a situation; allowing other people to be in control Synonym: uninvolved Example: He's very passive in the relationship. Word Family: passively, adverb quasi-passive, adjective quasi-passively, adverb semipassive, adjective semipassively, adverb Slide 19 18. Posture (v.) Definition: behaviour or speech that is intended to attract attention and interest, or to make people believe something that is not true Synonym: Example: His writing has been dismissed as mere intellectual posturing. Word Family: Slide 20 19. Sibling (n.) Definition: a brother or sister Synonym: Example: I have four siblings: three brothers and a sister. Word Family: half-sibling, noun Slide 21 20. 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 correct Synonym: supposed, presumed Example: It was one of his so-called friends who supplied him with the drugs that killed him. Word Family: Slide 22 21. Subside (v.) Definition: If a condition subsides, it becomes less strong or extreme Synonym: moderate, soften Example: The police are hoping that the violence will soon subside. Word Family: subsidence, noun subsider, noun nonsubsiding, adjective unsubsided, adjective unsubsiding, adjective