Level D Vocabulary 6A (includes Word List, Synonyms/Antonyms

Level D, Voc 6A Daily
1. Atone – verb – to make up for
Synonyms: expiate, make amends for
2. Bondage – noun – slavery; any state of being bound or held down
Synonyms: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence
Antonyms: freedom, liberty, independence
3. Credible – adjective – believable
Synonyms: plausible, acceptable, likely
Antonyms: unbelievable, implausible, improbable
4. Defray – verb – to pay for
Synonyms: settle, bear the cost, foot the bill
5. Diligent – adjective – hardworking, industrious, not lazy
Synonyms: assiduous, sedulous
Antonyms: lazy, indolent, cursory, perfunctory
6. Doleful – adjective – sad; dreary
Synonyms: sorrowful, mournful, melancholy, dolorous
Antonyms: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant
7. Ghastly – adjective – frightful, horrible; deathly pale
Synonyms: dreadful, appalling, gruesome, grisly
Antonyms: pleasant, agreeable, attractive, delightful
8. Hamper – verb – to hold back
Synonyms: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit
Antonyms: facilitate, ease, smooth the way
9. Hew – verb – to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to
Synonyms: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
10. Impoverished – adjective – poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
Synonyms: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent
Antonyms: rich, wealthy, affluent, prosperous
Name _______________________________
Level D Vocab 6A Cloze
Identify the correct form of the vocabulary word which best completes each sentence.
_______________________ 1. The huge piles of snow that cover the roads will greatly _____ the
efforts of the rescue team to reach the stranded skiers.
________________________ 2. When the stock market collapsed in 1929, many wealthy speculators
found themselves as _______ or poor as church mice.
________________________ 3. A student who is _____ and systematic in study habits will often do
better than one who is brilliant but lazy.
________________________ 4. For thousands of years Native Americans used stone implements to ___
canoes out of logs and tree trunks.
________________________ 5. Lincoln said: “Familiarize yourself with the chains of _____ and you
prepare your own limbs to wear them.”
________________________ 6. I shall never forget the _____ sight that greeted us when we arrived at
the scene of the accident.
________________________ 7. I know that he will say anything to save his own skin, but I feel that in
this case his account of the incident is _____ and should be accepted.
________________________ 8. I suppose bloodhounds may be as happy as other dogs, but they have
the sad or _____ look of creatures who have lost their last friend.
________________________ 9. Saying “I’m sorry” is a good way to begin to ____ for the suffering or
harm that you have done to another person.
________________________10. To help _____ the expenses that I would incur on the senior class trip
to Washington, I worked as a baby-sitter.
Name ____________________________
Level D Vocab 6A Synonyms/Antonyms
Synonyms: Choose the word from this week’s vocabulary words which is most nearly the same as the
bold word in the given phrase.
________________________ 1. Restrictions that impede progress
________________________ 2. Averted my eyes from the gruesome scene
________________________ 3. A fund to pay for the cost of room and board
________________________ 4. Freed the hostages from captivity
________________________ 5. Conforms to accepted standards of behavior
________________________ 6. Writes melancholy songs about lost love
________________________ 7. Gave us a plausible excuse for being late
________________________ 8. Made amends for their misdeeds
Identify the word from this week’s vocabulary words which is most nearly opposite in meaning to the
bold word in the given phrase.
_________________________ 9. Lived in an affluent neighborhood
_________________________ 10. Gained a reputation as a lazy individual
Name ____________________________
Level D Vocab 6A Past Word Review
Identify the letter of the word which best completes each sentence.
_____ 1. It is up to us to get rid of any (A. latent B. arbitrary) prejudices that we may still
unwittingly hold against members of other races and nationalities.
_____ 2. The brook (A. prattling B. annihilating) along its rocky course seemed to be conversing
wordlessly with the wind murmuring in the trees.
_____ 3. I refuse to believe that our society will (A. reprimand
which have destroyed other nations.
B. succumb) to the weaknesses
_____ 4. Most historians agree that military disasters during World War I were the (A. exodus
B. catalyst) that sparked the Russian Revolution of 1917.
_____ 5. For the world’s starving millions, finding enough food to keep body and soul together has
become the (A. paramount B. latent) concern in life.
_____ 6. During the summer, urban “sun worshippers” begin their weekly (A. exodus
from the city around 3:00 on Friday afternoon.
B. servitude)
_____ 7. You may think that his explanation is perfectly clear, but I find it confused and
(A. brazen
B. opaque).
_____ 8. Since they are firmly based on the logic of a sentence, the rules of punctuation should not be
considered purely (A. arbitrary
B. slapdash).
_____ 9. He has deceived me so many times that I am forced to conclude that he is simply a(n)
(A. incorrigible
B. morose) liar.
_____ 10. With their bigger, faster, more experienced players, South High simply (A. succumbed
B. annihilated) our team, 56 to 7.