HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 13

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 13

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 13

CONTEXT: Civilization 

Back in the Bronx 

My father's parents lied in the South Bronx all their lives, and my father was raised there. Between the time of my grandparents' death, before I was born, and this year, my father had never returned to the area. The Bronx, northeast of Manhattan, is one of the five boroughs that make up New York City. My father believed the neighborhood where he lived would still be there. It turned out he was right. 

These ten Vocabulary Words will be used.
  1. Juncture
  2. Tawny
  3. Hieroglyphic
  4. Subsidize
  5. Inaccessible
  6. Coffer
  7. Rivulet
  8. Edifices
  9. Retainer
  10. Innovation

Each word is provided with its syllables, pronunciation, part of speech, definition, examples, synonyms, and antonyms.


cof·fer
kawfər
noun
a large chest, especially one used to hold money, jewels, or the like; strongbox.
synonyms: casket, safe, strongbox
ed·i·fice
efis
noun
a building, especially a large or impressive structure.
The old newspaper building was a lofty edifice in its time.
synonyms: erection
hi·er·o·gly·ph·ic
əglifək[or]glifik
noun
a picture or symbol that represents a word or sound, especially as developed as part of a writing system by ancient Egyptians.
A breakthrough in the deciphering of Egyptian hieroglyphics occurred with the discovery of the Rosetta stone.
in·ac·ces·si·ble
inəksebəl
adjective
hard or impossible to reach, approach, or attain.
The cabin is inaccessible except by boat.
antonyms: accessible, approachable
in·no·va·tion
ishən
noun
a new method, approach, idea, or the like.
junc·ture
jungkchər
noun
a particular point in time, especially a point of serious importance or crisis.
It was at this juncture that the decision about entering the war had to be made.
re·tain·er 
rinər
noun
a domestic servant or household employee.
riv·u·let
rivlit
noun
a tiny stream or brook; trickle.
The children had placed stepping stones across the rivulet.
sub·si·dize
subsidīz
transitive verb
to provide financial assistance for; support with money.
His parents subsidized his family while he was out of work.
synonyms: finance, fund, underwrite
taw·ny
taw
noun
a light brown color having shades of yellow or orange; tan.

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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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