HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 5

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 5

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 5



af·fil·i·ate
əfiāt
transitive verb
to associate or connect (oneself) as a subordinate member or branch (usually followed by "with").
The local women's club affiliated itself with the national organization some years ago.
synonyms: merge
en·cum·ber
inkumbər
transitive verb
to hinder the normal progress, performance, or use of.
The army's advance was encumbered by long supply lines.
The doorway was encumbered by heavy furniture.
synonyms: constrain, hamper, handicap, hinder, hobble, impede, restrain
antonyms: disencumber
ex·alt
igzawlt
transitive verb
to honor or glorify.
His followers exalted him as a savior.
synonyms: apotheosize, deify, glorify, honor, revere, venerate
antonyms: degrade, dishonor, disparage
in·var·i·a·bly
inverēəblē
adverb
without ever a change; on every occasion.
Invariably, you're on hold for ages before you can get through to make an appointment.
She's invariably late to work on Mondays.
plau·si·ble
plawbəl
adjective
seeming to be true or reasonable; credible.
That her husband had come back early from his trip was the most plausible explanation for the front door being unlocked.
synonyms: admissible, believable, credible, feasible, likely, tenable
antonyms: implausible
pomp·ous
pompəs
adjective
showing or inclined to show an exaggerated air of dignity or importance.
The pompous butler looked down his nose at the casually-dressed visitor.
His mother is quite unassuming and down-to-earth, but his father is rather pompous.
synonyms: arrogant, conceited, egotistical, grandiose, portentous, pretentious, self-important
antonyms: modest
port·ly
pōrt
adjective
rather fat; stout.
He was a portly gentleman who was rather fond of ale.
synonyms: corpulent, rotund, stout, well-fed
prox·im·i·ty
proksimi
noun
the condition, quality, or fact of being near or close; nearness.
The corner store offers little variety, but its proximity makes it convenient.
We live in proximity to our neighbors here in the city.
synonyms: closeness, nearness, propinquity
antonyms: distance
re·ju·ve·nate
rijōōnāt
transitive verb
to restore the vigor, health, or appearance of youth to.
The new diet has rejuvenated me.
synonyms: invigorate, regenerate, restore, revitalize
un·prec·e·dent·ed
unpresidentid
adjective
never before observed or experienced.
An unprecedented number of soldiers deserted during the last war.

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 5 Worksheet

Instruction: Complete these sentences using the words on this list.
affiliate, encumber, invariably, pompous, portly, proximity, rejuvenate

1. The corner store offers little variety, but its _______________ makes it convenient.
2. _______________, you're on hold for ages before you can get through to make an appointment.
3. The new diet has _______________ me.
4. The army's advance was _______________ by long supply lines.
5. We live in _______________ to our neighbors here in the city.
6. The local women's club _______________ itself with the national organization some years ago.
7. The doorway was _______________ by heavy furniture.
8. His mother is quite unassuming and down-to-earth, but his father is rather _______________.
9. He was a _______________ gentleman who was rather fond of ale.
10. She's _______________ late to work on Mondays.

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