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AdjectiveDoing something different than the conventional or established formSynonyms- odd, weird, differentAntonyms- normal, conventional, same
Sentence- The girl with the green hair is eccentric.
Rather the bite of a friend than the miss of an enemy.--Lord Chesterfield
Most people enjoy the inferiority of their friends.--Lord Chesterfield
AdjectiveCant stand or tolerate; incapable of being enduredSynonyms- intolerable, unbearable, painfulAntonyms- sufferable, tolerable, pleasant
Sentence- Having homework every night is insufferable.
All cruelty springs from weakness.--anonymous
AdjectiveLaughable or hilarious because of obvious absurditySynonyms- absurd, ridiculousAntonyms- logical, reasonable, sensible
Sentence- Mooning the Governor of Kentucky is ludicrous.
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.--anonymous
Insatiable- AdjectiveImpossible to satisfy; greedySynonyms- wanting, unsatisfiedAntonyms- fulfilled, pleased, satisfied
Sentence- His insatiable thirst drove him straight to the water fountain when the bell rang.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.--Ed Howe
Meticulous- AdjectiveExtremely careful about details; pickySynonyms- precise, attentive, painstakingAntonyms- careless, messy, undetailed.
MeticulousSentence-In order to be a goodwriter one must bemeticulous about his or her work.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.--Sir James Dewar
Emulate- verb-to strive to equal or excel beyond another, especially through imitation.Synonyms- imitate, copy, simulateAntonyms- original, new, fresh
EmulateSentence- A lot of young people try to emulate their peers.
There are a thousand reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.--anonymous
Havoc- noun-widespread destruction; chaosSynonyms- mayhem, violence, disturbanceAntonyms- order, peace
Sentence- The tornado wreaked havoc in the small town of Morehead.
The only learning that really sticks is that which is self-discovered.--Carl Rogers
Charisma - noun-a special and rare quality of personal magnetism and charmSynonyms- grace, charm, allureAntonyms- dull, plain, drab
Sentence- The beauty pageant winner was chosen because she had charisma.
Remember, no one can make you feel inferior without your consent.--Eleanor Roosevelt
Facetious- adjectivejoking; witty; humorous
Synonyms- silly, foolishAntonyms- formal, serious
Sentence- When the teacher said, You dont have to do any more work this year! she was being facetious.
Always keep your head up, but be careful to keep your nose at a friendly level.--Max Foreman
adjectivebeing persistent to ones occupation or studiesSynonyms- energetic, hard-working, active, lively Antonyms- inactive, lazy, negligent, idle
Sentence- If you are diligent, you willfind yourself very successful in school andin life.
Experience is what you get when you dont get what you want.--Dan Stanford
Incredulous- adjective-disbelieving; skeptical; expressing disbeliefSynonyms- doubtful, amazement, suspiciouslyAntonyms- believable, gullible, nave, unsuspicious
Sentence- I find it incredulous that she saw a flying saucer.
If it blows up, its chemistry; if it dies, its biology; if it doesnt work, its physics; if it isnt finished, its writing.--anonymous
Obscure- adjective-hidden; not noticed; darkSynonyms- dim, faint, unknownAntonyms- clear, revealing
Sentence- A black cat in a coal mine is certainly obscure.
The essence of true friendship is to make allowances for anothers little lapses.--anonymous
empathy--noun empathize-verb empathetic-adjectiveBeing able to identify with or experience feelings or thoughts of anotherSynonyms- understanding, sympathy, Antonyms- animosity, unfriendly
EmpathySentence- Counselors must be able to empathize with their clients in order to help them.
We cannot control or change the things that happen around us; we can only change how we react to them.--anonymous
adjectivefallen into partial ruin or decay,asfrom neglect Synonyms- broken, decayed Antonyms- rebuilt, new
Sentence- The old, dilapidated housereminded me of a place I knewthat had been abandoned foryears.
The greatest of all faults, I should say, is to be conscious of none.--anonymous
adjectivepossessing or showing sound judgment and keen perceptionSynonyms- wise, smart, sensibleAntonyms- foolish, ignorant
SagaciousSentence- A judge must be sagaciousto do a good job.
Its not what you are that keeps you from succeeding in life; its what you think youre not.--anonymous
adjectiveBad beyond reform; cant be fixedSynonyms- hopeless; incurableAntonyms- manageable; reformable; curable
Sentence- The incorrigible little boy bit the teacher on the arm when she tried to pull himoff the table.
The secret of contentment is realizing that life is a gift, not a right.--anonymous
Adjectiveholding to firmly; cohesiveSynonyms- inflexible, determined; strong; stubborn; persistentAntonyms- flexible, surrendering, weak
Sentence- That man is tenacious of his opinions and turns away from new ideas.
You cannot build a reputation on what youre going to do.--anonymous
adjectivesecure or satisfied with ones selfSynonyms- smug, confidentAntonyms- insecure, unsure
Sentence- Michael Jordan, former basketball star, was very complacent in his decisionto retire.
There are always two choices; one is easy, and its only reward is that it is easy.--anonymous
adjectiveextremely bold or daring; adventurousSynonyms- brave, recklessAntonyms- cautious, timid
Sentences- She had the audacity to ask my boyfriend to the prom.
He audaciously chased the lionout of the jungle.
To be loved; be lovable.--anonymous
adjectiveclearly expressed in few wordsSynonyms- concise, compact, briefAntonyms- wordy, lengthy
Sentence- Her succinct style madeher a great speaker andwriter.
You are only young once, but you can stay immature forever.-anonymous
VerbTo give up or give in toSynonyms- yield, surrender, collapseAntonyms- conquer, overcome, win
Sentence- The tree succumbed to the tremendous weight of the snow causing its branches to break.
The nice thing about egotists is that they dont talk about other people.-Lucille S. Harper
Verb To examine closely; to inspect critically Synonyms- analyze, investigate, probe Antonyms- glance
The test of courage comes when we are in the minority.-Anonymous
Sentence- I hate it when my parents constantly scrutinize my every move.
Adjectiveexceptionally bad, monstrous, evil Synonyms- awful, beastly, revolting Antonyms- inoffensive, beautiful, pleasing
The sun never sets. It is we who rise and think to shine.--Earle Birney
The atrocious deed left the man without a headtheaxe murderer had won.
Adjective-Having two or more possible meanings Synonyms- puzzling, unclear, vagueAntonyms- clear, definite, explicit
The sentence Mike decided to take his new convertible to the drive-in movie, which turned out to be a real horror story is an ambiguous statement.
Its what you learn after you know it all that counts. -John Wooden
Adjective/nounOf the highest order, quality, or degree; superior to all othersSynonyms- best, accomplished, supremeAntonyms- lowest, second-class
Sentence-Brightest is thesuperlative of bright.
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. -Kim Hubbard
Adjective- dependent uponconditions or events not yetestablishedSynonyms- possible, likelyAntonyms- certain, definite,
Sentence- The baseball game iscontingent on the weather.
If a window of opportunity appears, dont pull down the shade. -Anonymous
AdjectiveShowing forceful expression or intense emotion; strongSynonyms- powerful, emotional, intenseAntonyms- apathetic, weak, impassionate
Sentence- Her vehement denial of the crime made me believe she was innocent.
Often the best way to win is to forget to keep score. --Marianne Espinosa Murphy
AdjectiveHaving an oddly dreamlike or unreal qualitySynonyms- bizarre, unrealAntonyms- realistic, tangible
The gray, floating clouds made things appear surreal.
Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something and has lost something. -anonymous
AdjectiveEager to fight; hostile or aggressiveSynonyms- argumentative, combative, warlike, quarrelsomeAntonyms- cooperative, helpful, kind, nice
Sentence-Because the student was being belligerent, the teacher sent him to the office.
Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must first set yourself on fire. -anonymous
NounConclusion, finale, end, outcomeSynonyms- solution, resolutionAntonyms- beginning, origin
Sentence- I cried during the denouement of the play.
If you think you can, you can. If you th