VOCAB OF THE DAY

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VOCABULARY

  1. Repercussions

Meaning: something usually bad or unpleasant that happens as a result of an action, statement, etc.

Synonym: impact,influence

Sentence: “your decision not to go to college will have repercussions you’ll feel for years to come”

 

 

2.Deaden

Meaning: to make (something) weaker or less noticeable

Synonym: desiccate ,damp

Sentence: “He took aspirin to deaden the pain.”

 

  1. Boondocks

Meaning: rough country filled with dense brush

Synonym:boonies,nowhere

Sentence: “a former city girl who was still adjusting to life in the boondocks”

 

4.Pernicious

Meaning: causing great harm or damage often in a way that is not easily seen or noticed

Synonym:baneful,noxious

Sentence: “She thinks television has a pernicious influence on our children.”

 

5.Lancet

Meaning: a sharp tool used for cutting the skin

Sentence: “The doctor used a lancet to proceed the surgery.”

 

6.Dissuade

Meaning: to convince (someone) not to do something

Synonym:deter, discourage

Sentence: “He tried to dissuade her from her intention to drop out of college”

 

7.Arcane

Meaning: secret or mysterious : known or understood by only a few people

Synonym:abstruse,profound

Sentence: “A theory filled with arcane details”

 

8.Writhe

Meaning: to cause to twine about one another

Synonym: entwine, inter-lace

Sentence: “tends to writhe his fingers together when he’s nervous or upset”

 

9.Undulate

Meaning: having a wavy surface, edge, or markings

Synonym: swing, wave

Sentence: “the undulate margin of a leaf”

 

  1. Wherewith

Meaning:  that with or by which —used with an infinitive

Sentence:  “metal tools wherewith to break ground”