HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 3

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 3

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 3





a·mi·a·ble
āəbəl
adjective
characterized by or showing a friendly disposition; free of ill will; congenial.
The flight attendant was amiable and wasn't visibly offended by the passenger's thoughtless remark.
He wasn't the most efficient at his job, but he was amiable and well-liked.
Their relationship remained relatively amiable even after they divorced.
synonyms: affable, agreeable, amicable, companionable, congenial, friendly, genial, good-humored, good-natured, nice, pleasant, sociable
antonyms: sour, surly, truculent, unfriendly
an·thro·pol·o·gy
anthrəpo
noun
the scientific study of mankind, especially its origins, development, social customs and structures, and cultures.
The study of kinship is an area of anthropology that I find interesting.
bay·ou
ōō
noun
a marshy lake or slow-moving or stagnant river tributary, found especially in the southeastern United States.
grim·ace
griməs
noun
a contorted facial expression that shows pain, disgust, or contempt.
She sniffed the foul mixture with a grimace.
synonyms: moue
antonyms: grin
in·dom·i·ta·ble
indomibəl
adjective
too strong to be subdued or discouraged; unconquerable.
The indomitable spirit of the pioneers brought them through many hardships.
synonyms: insuperable, invincible, unbeatable, unconquerable
antonyms: conquerable
mal·le·a·ble
maəbəl[or]malbəl
adjective
capable of being shaped, as by hammering or rolling.
Copper is a malleable metal.
synonyms: ductile, pliable, tensile, tractable, tractile
antonyms: refractory
mel·o·dra·mat·ic
medrəmatik
adjective
of, like, or suitable to melodrama; overdone; exaggerated.
synonyms: histrionic, overdone
suc·cumb
kum
intransitive verb
to give in or give way to a fatal illness, superior force, overwhelming desire, or the like; yield.
His sister succumbed to diphtheria that winter.
They could hold off the enemy no longer and were forced to succumb.
He tried to resist the desserts, but after seeing the tray he succumbed to temptation.
synonyms: give way, surrender, yield
antonyms: endure, resist, triumph
vis·age
vizij
noun
the face of a person, statue, or the like, especially in regard to its appearance or expression.
When I saw the sad visage of my mother, I knew something terrible had happened.
He dreamed of her beautiful visage with its dark and shining eyes.

whim·si·cal
wimzikəl
adjective
characterized by or resulting from a sudden desire or fancy.
He had to admit that it was a whimsical decision, not based on any clear logic or need.
The design of this vast mansion was whimsical, with its numerous odd turrets, balconies, and towers.
Punishments meted out by the tyrant were whimsical and had little to do with the severity of the crime.
synonyms: antic, arbitrary, fanciful

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 3 Worksheet 

Instruction: Complete these sentences using the words on this list

amiable, anthropology, grimace, indomitable, malleable, succumb, visage, whimsical

1. He tried to resist the desserts, but after seeing the tray he _______________ to temptation.
2. Copper is a _______________ metal.
3. Punishments meted out by the tyrant were _______________ and had little to do with the severity of the crime.
4. The _______________ spirit of the pioneers brought them through many hardships.
5. He dreamed of her beautiful _______________ with its dark and shining eyes.
6. The study of kinship is an area of _______________ that I fnd interesting.
7. When I saw the sad _______________ of my mother, I knew something terrible had happened. 8. Their relationship remained relatively _______________ even after they divorced.
9. She sniffed the foul mixture with a _______________.
10. He had to admit that it was a _______________ decision, not based on any clear logic or need.
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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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