Vocabulary - Mrs. Bennett

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Authentic
Definition:
genuine; real; true
Parts of Speech:
Adjective
Synonym:
actual, valid
Antonym:
fake, false
Sounds Like:
A pen tick
While digging in our backyard, Wing and I found
an authentic Native American arrowhead.
Bewilder
Definition:
to puzzle
completely;
confuse
Parts of Speech:
verb
Synonym:
baffle, fluster
Antonym:
clear up, explain
Sounds Like:
Road builder
The high school basketball team, bewildered by the
nontraditional style of their ape opponents, lost to
the “Chimp All-Stars” in overtime.
Canny
Definition:
Parts of Speech:
smart and careful;
watchful of one’s own
interests
Synonym:
adjective
shrewd, prudent
Antonym:
foolish
Sounds Like:
Granny
While General Motors was still building big trucks and SUVs, Honda
made the canny decision to focus on smaller cars that were better for
the environment.
Word used in a sentence
Cater
Definition:
To try to satisfy the needs of; try
to make things easy and pleasant
Parts of Speech:
verb
Synonym:
indulge
Antonym:
disappoint
Sounds Like:
later
The cereal company finally catered to popular demand
and put its “Frosty the Ferret” cartoon
character back on the box.
Word used in a sentence
Climax
the highest or
most intense
moment in the
course of
something
Parts of Speech:
Noun
Synonym:
The peak, highlight
Antonym:
Low point
Sounds Like:
Imax
Marley’s year reached its climax when she hit the gamewinning home run and found out she got into college on
the same day.
Word used in a sentence
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