HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 1

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 1

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 1

ac·quit

əkwit
transitive verb
to clear (someone) of a charge or accusation, as in a court of law.
The victim's family was shocked when the suspect was acquitted of the murder.
synonyms: absolve, clear, exculpate, exonerate, justify, vindicate
antonyms: arraign, condemn, convict, indict
as·sert
əsurt
transitive verb
to state with force or confidence.
He asserted his innocence.
She asserted that she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself.
synonyms: avouch, declare, maintain, state
antonyms: controvert, deny
con·de·scend
kondisend
intransitive verb
to act as if one were of superior rank or station, treating others as inferior; patronize.
Must you condescend to me, as if I were an idiot?
con·temp·tu·ous
kəntempchōōəs
adjective
feeling or expressing angry disgust, as at something unworthy or wicked; scornful.
He lacked education himself and was contemptuous of his wife's decision to go back to school.
synonyms: contumelious, disdainful, scornful
e·lite (é·lite)
ilēt
noun
(usually used with a plural verb) the best, taken collectively.
The prizewinners were the elite among the competitors.
synonyms: best, cream
antonyms: dregs
e·volve
ivolv
intransitive verb
to develop gradually; come into being.
The revolution evolved during years of suffering.
The plan evolved over many weeks of discussion.
synonyms: develop, grow
for·ti·tude
fōrtitōōd
noun
strength, endurance, and patience in the face of adversity or temptation.
It required great fortitude to serve a five-year sentence without seeking protection from one of the gangs.
antonyms: pusillanimity
in·ar·tic·u·late
inärtiklit
adjective
not comprehensible as spoken language.
She uttered nothing but inarticulate noises.
antonyms: articulate
men·tor
mentər
noun
a guide and counselor, especially one who plays a significant role in a person's intellectual, professional, or personal development.
She was not only my professor but a mentor who helped me make important choices for my future career.
no·to·ri·e·ty
i
noun
the condition or quality of being widely known or spoken of, especially for something unfavorable or bad.
He achieved notoriety as the perpetrator of the hoax.

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 1 Worksheet

Instruction: Complete these sentences using the words on this list.
acquit, assert, condescend, contemptuous, evolve, inarticulate
1.       The plan _______________ over many weeks of discussion.
2.       She uttered nothing but _______________ noises.
3.       He _______________ his innocence.
4.       Must you _______________ to me, as if I were an idiot?
5.       The victim's family was shocked when the suspect was _______________ of the murder.
6.       He lacked education himself and was _______________ of his wife's decision to go back to school.
7.       The revolution _______________ during years of suffering.
8.       She _______________ that she was perfectly capable of taking care of herself.

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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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