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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

  • Sentence-

    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