Wordlist 19
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1. Admiration (n.)
Definition: the feeling of admiring someone or something
Synonym: applause, acclaim
Example: My admiration for that woman grows daily.
Word Family:
ad·mi·ra·tive , adjective
ad·mi·ra·tive·ly, adverb
self-ad·mi·ra·tion, noun
su·per·ad·mi·ra·tion, noun
2. Applause (n.)
Definition: the sound of people clapping their hands
repeatedly to show enjoyment or approval of something
such as a performance or speech
Synonym: clapping, cheering
Example: His speech met with (= received) loud applause.
Word Family:
ap·plau·sive, adjective
self-ap·plause, noun
un·ap·plau·sive, adjective
3. Athlete (n.)
Definition: a person who is very good at sports or physical
exercise, especially one who competes in organized events
Synonym: sportsperson, competitor
Example: He became a professional athlete at the age of 16.
Word Family:
non·ath·lete, noun
su·per·ath·lete, noun
4. Brag (v.)
Definition: to speak too proudly about what you have done or what you
own
Synonym: boast, crow
Example: She's always bragging about how much money she earns.
Word Family:
brag·ging·ly, adverb
brag·less, adjective
out·brag, verb (used with object), out·bragged, out·brag·ging.
o·ver·brag, verb, o·ver·bragged, o·ver·brag·ging.
un·brag·ging, adjective
5. Chatter (n.)
Definition: purposeless or foolish talk.
Synonym: chat. gossip
Example: Jane’s constant chatter was beginning to annoy him.
Word Family:
chat·ter·ing·ly, adverb
chat·ter·y, adjective
out·chat·ter, verb (used with object)
un·chat·ter·ing, adjective
6. Coincide (v.)
Definition: to happen at or near the same time
Synonym: accord, correspond, match
Example: I timed my holiday to coincide with the children's
school holiday.
Word Family:
un·co·in·cid·ed, adjective
un·co·in·cid·ing, adjective
7. Constant (adj.)
Definition: happening a lot or all the time
Synonym: continual, continuous
Example: He's in constant trouble with the police.
Word Family:
con·stant·ly, adverb
non·con·stant, noun, adjective
o·ver·con·stant, adjective
o·ver·con·stant·ly, adverb
o·ver·con·stant·ness, noun
8. Demand (n.)
Definition: the act of to asking for something
with proper authority
Synonym: request, order
Example: The demands of the client could not be met.
Word Family:
de·mand·a·ble, adjective
de·mand·er, noun
coun·ter·de·mand, noun
o·ver·de·mand, verb, noun
pre·de·mand, verb (used with object)
9. Demonstrate (v.)
Definition: to show or make something clear
Synonym: show, indicate, determine
Example: These problems demonstrate the importance of strategic
planning.
Word Family:
dem·on·strat·ed·ly, adverb
coun·ter·dem·on·strate,
verb
(used
without
object),
coun·ter·dem·on·strat·ed, coun·ter·dem·on·strat·ing.
pre·dem·on·strate, verb (used with object), pre·dem·on·strat·ed,
pre·dem·on·strat·ing.
re·dem·on·strate, verb, re·dem·on·strat·ed, re·dem·on·strat·ing.
sub·dem·on·strate, verb (used with object), sub·dem·on·strat·ed,
sub·dem·on·strat·ing.
10. Drown (v.)
Definition: to (cause to) die by being unable to breathe
underwater
Synonym: inhale water
Example: He drowned in a boating accident.
Word Family:
drown·er, noun
half-drowned, adjective
half-drown·ing, adjective
un·drowned, adjective
11. Exaggerate (v.)
Definition: to make something seem larger, more important,
better, or worse than it really is
Synonym: overstate, over-emphasize
Example: The threat of attack has been greatly exaggerated.
Word Family:
ex·ag·ger·at·ing·ly, adverb
ex·ag·ger·a·tor, noun
non·ex·ag·ger·at·ing, adjective
o·ver·ex·ag·ger·ate, verb, o·ver·ex·ag·ger·at·ed,
o·ver·ex·ag·ger·at·ing.
un·ex·ag·ger·at·ing, adjective
12. Excessive (adj.)
Definition: too much
Synonym: immoderate, extravagant
Example: She was polite but not excessively so.
Word Family:
ex·ces·sive·ly, adverb
ex·ces·sive·ness, noun
non·ex·ces·sive, adjective
non·ex·ces·sive·ly, adverb
non·ex·ces·sive·ness, noun
13. Exploit (v.)
Definition: to utilize, especially for profit; turn to practical account
Synonym: utilize, benefit from
Example: We need to make sure that we exploit our resources as fully
as possible.
Word Family:
ex·ploit·a·ble, adjective
ex·ploit·a·bil·i·ty, noun
ex·ploit·a·tive, ex·ploit·a·to·ry, ex·ploit·ive, adjective
ex·ploit·er, noun
half-ex·ploit·ed, adjective
14. Failure (n.)
Definition: the fact of someone or something not succeeding
Synonym: defeat, falling
Example: The meeting was a complete/total failure.
Word Family:
15. Flirt (v.)
Definition: to behave as if sexually attracted to someone,
although not seriously
Synonym: trifle with
Example: Christina was flirting with just about every man in the
room.
Word Family:
flirt·ing·ly, adverb
16. Gorgeous (adj.)
Definition: very beautiful or pleasant
Synonym: attractive, handsome, charming
Example: What a gorgeous room/dress/colour!
Word Family:
gor·geous·ly, adverb
gor·geous·ness, noun
17. Gossip (v.)
Definition: conversation or reports about other people's private
lives that might be unkind, disapproving, or not true
Synonym: tattle
Example: Her letter was full of gossip.
Word Family:
gos·sip·ing·ly, adverb
in·ter·gos·sip, verb, in·ter·gos·siped or in·ter·gos·sipped,
in·ter·gos·sip·ing.
un·gos·sip·ing, adjective
18. Lifelong (adj.)
Definition: lasting for the whole of a person's life
Synonym: permanent, eternal
Example: She was a lifelong member of the Labour party.
Word Family:
19. Nourish (v.)
Definition: to provide people or living things with food in order to
make them grow and keep them healthy
Synonym: feed, nurture
Example: Children need plenty of good fresh food to nourish them.
Word Family:
nour·ish·a·ble, adjective
nour·ish·er, noun
o·ver·nour·ish, verb (used with object)
re·nour·ish, verb (used with object)
self-nour·ished, adjective
20. Overshadow (v.)
Definition: to cause someone or something to seem less
important or less happy
Synonym: spoil, ruin
Example: Karen has always felt overshadowed by her famous
elder sister.
Word Family:
o·ver·shad·ow·er, noun
o·ver·shad·ow·ing·ly, adverb
21. Reflection (n.)
Definition: the image of something in a mirror or on any reflective
surface
Synonym: echo
Example: In Greek mythology, Narcissus fell in love with his own
reflection in a pool of water.
Word Family:
re·flec·tion·al, adjective
re·flec·tion·less, adjective
in·ter·re·flec·tion, noun
non·re·flec·tion, noun
o·ver·re·flec·tion, noun
22. Self-esteem (n.)
Definition: belief and confidence in your own ability and value
Synonym: self-respect
Example: The compliments she received after the presentation
boosted her self-esteem.
Word Family:
23. Subsequent (adj.)
Definition: happening after something else
Synonym: following, succeeding, upcoming
Example: The book discusses his illness and subsequent
resignation from the government.
Word Family:
sub·se·quent·ly, adverb
24. Surround (v.)
Definition: to be everywhere around something
Synonym: enclose, encompass, ring, gird
Example: Snow-capped mountains surround the city.
Word Family:
pre·sur·round, verb (used with object)
un·sur·round·ed, adjective
25. Therapist (n.)
Definition: someone whose job is to treat a particular type of
mental or physical illness or disability, usually with a particular
type of therapy
Synonym: healer
Example: I'm seeing my therapist on Friday morning.
Word Family:
26. Uninhibited (adj.)
Definition: free and natural, without embarrassment or too much
control
Synonym: unrestrained, unrestricted
Example: The students we spoke to were surprisingly
uninhibited in talking about sex.
Word Family:
un·in·hib·it·ed·ly, adverb
un·in·hib·it·ed·ness, noun
27. Worthy (adj.)
Definition: deserving respect, admiration, or support
Synonym: trusted, reliable, virtuous
Example: He is unlikely to succeed in getting his bill through
Congress, however worthy it is.
Word Family:
wor·thi·ly, adverb
wor·thi·ness, noun
pre·wor·thi·ly, adverb
pre·wor·thi·ness, noun
pre·wor·thy, adjective
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