I’m working on a grammar exercise and need support to help me study.
I have an assignment to do and I need help (it’s about vocab)
Directions: Use the words to write a detailed paragraph about one of the following topics. Use 10 words at least to write one of the topics below:
1- Write a paragraph on how some companies try to deceive customers in their marketing campaigns.
2- “Life is full of paradoxes.” Write a paragraph to highlight on of these paradoxes using
The following words:
1. ALLURE (v.): To tempt by flattery or an attractive offer
She was allured by the prospect of a new job.
Synonyms: lure, decoy, con, entice, seduce, wheedle, beguile, cajole
Antonym: repel, keep away
2. BLEMISH (verb): To scar, stain, flaw, mark or spoil – Bad associates blemished his character
(noun): A disfigurement, defect – a character without a blemish.
3. CHRONIC (adj.): Continuing a long time; habitual
The villagers had a chronic complaint, persisting for years.
Synonyms: persistent, continuous, incurable, ceaseless, unvarying
Antonyms: alternating, sporadic, periodic, infrequent
4. DELECTABLE (adj.): Very pleasing
Yesterday we had a delectable meal, tastefully prepared.
5. EDIFY (v.): To instruct, educate or uplift, particularly in morals or religion
I enjoyed the story because it edifies the reader, as well as entertains him
6. FALLACIOUS (adj.) (noun: FALLACY): Unsound; misleading; deceptive.
The old woman was led astray by fallacious reasoning and plans.
7. GESTICULATE (v.): To make gestures, or indicate feelings by motions.
Peter gesticulated wildly to show his distress.
8. HARANGUE (verb): To deliver a long, noisy speech- harangued the multitude.
Synonyms: lecture, sermonize, address, criticize
(noun): A loud, tiresome speech
He gave an empty harangue which bored his audience.
9. IMMACULATE (adj.): Spotless; pure
Grandmother had an immaculate reputation.
Synonyms: undefiled, unsullied, unblemished, untarnished, flawless
Antonyms: defiled, sullied, blemished, messy
10. JAUNTY (adj.): Having an air of easy carelessness, cheerfulness or liveliness
She walked with a jaunty step.
Synonyms: sprightly, airy, gay, nonchalant, charming
Antonyms: somber, grave, dull
11. LACONIC (adj.): Saying much in few words
The philosopher gave a laconic reply that spoke volumes.
Synonyms: concise, terse, brief, short, economical
Antonyms: verbose, wordy, talkative, prolix, redundant, diffuse
12. MASQUERADE (verb): To assume a deceptive appearance or character.
He was really a thief, masquerading as an honest man.
Synonyms: dissemble, cover up or impersonate
(noun): A disguise; a group of people in disguise or fancy costumes.
His masquerade is so perfect that no one could guess his identity.
13. NETTLE (v.): To irritate or provoke – The actor was nettled by critics.
Synonyms: vex, displease, annoy, goad, provoke
14. OBLIVIOUS (adj.) (noun: OBLIVION): Forgetful; absent-minded
Terry was walking oblivious of his surroundings.
Synonyms: unmindful, heedless, abstracted
15. PARADOX (n.): A self -contradictory statement;
something that appears to be absurd and yet may be true
“Life is too important a matter to be taken seriously.” – a paradox by Oscar Wilde.
Synonym: anomaly, difference, variance, inconsistency
16. QUERULOUS (adj.): Given to fault-finding and complaining
Her querulous nature estranged many people.
Synonyms: fretful, nervous, captious, agitated
17. RECAPITULATE (v.): To restate in a brief, concise form; to sum up
At the end of the lecture, the professor recapitulated the main ideas.
Synonyms: summarize, review, recap
18. SAGACIOUS (adj.) (noun: SAGACITY): Wise; shrewd
The old man proved to be sagacious in his judgment.
Synonyms: wise, astute, insightful, astute, perceptive
19. TAUNT (verb): To reproach with contempt
They taunted him with the charge of failure to act promptly.
Synonyms: mock, twit, tease, sneer, disparage
(noun): An insulting, mocking, or bitter remark – He hurled taunts at his foes.
20. ZENITH (n.): The highest point, peak, summit
He reached the zenith of his career.
Synonyms: apex, culmination
Antonym: nadir, lowest point, depths, pits
21. AMBIGUOUS (adj.): Uncertain, vague, unclear in more than one way.
The students were puzzled by the ambiguous statement.
Synonyms: hazy, incomprehensible, evasive, questioning.
Antonyms: explicit, unquestionable, absolute, clear, precise
22. BLIGHT (v.): To ruin, decay, disfigure or impair
The rotting wheat was blighted by incessant rain.
Synonyms: wither, blast, rotten
23. CIRCUMSPECT (adj.): Cautious
The thief looked about him circumspectly.
Synonyms: prudent, discreet, wary, careful
Antonyms: rash, indiscreet, reckless, foolhardy
24. DELINEATE (v.): To sketch, portray, define or outline
The striking features of the old man were delineated by a master artist.undefined
25. ELICIT (v.): To draw out or extract
After hours of acting, he elicited no response from the audience.
Synonyms: evoke, extract, extortundefined
26. FALLIBLE (adj.): Liable to make mistakes or be deceived – imperfect, weak or frail.
Being human, Tom was naturally fallible.
Antonyms: infallible, unerringundefined
27. GHASTLY (adj.): Horrible, deathlike
It was a ghastly disaster which shocked the world.
Synonyms: gruesome, horrible, pallid, atrocious, hideous,undefined
28. HARBINGER (n.): A forerunner
The robin is a harbinger of spring.
Synonyms: indication, heraldundefined
29. IMMINENT (adj.): Likely to occur soon
They stood in imminent peril.
Synonym: impending, forthcomingundefined
30. JEOPARDY (n.): Danger
His life was in jeopardy.
Synonyms: hazard, peril