HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 15

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 15
HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 15
 CONTEXT: Civilization

Two Russian Revolutions 

My mother is a professor of Russian history at a large university. All my life I've heard about Russian politics, culture, and current events. The information has come in handy for papers I've written for several classes. Now my history teacher has asked me to write a comparison of two Russian revolu­tions: the one in 1917 that established communism in the country and the more peaceful one in l 991 that led to the breakup of the Soviet Union. Of course, I immediately went to my mother for advice. 

These ten Vocabulary Words will be used.

  1. Ensue
  2. Succulent
  3. Facilitate
  4. Steppes
  5. Hors D'oeuvre
  6. Expedient
  7. Palatable
  8. Buffet
  9. Lapse
  10. Delectable
Each word is provided with its syllables, pronunciation, part of speech, definition, examples, synonyms, and antonyms.


buf·fet 
bufit
transitive verb
to hit or strike against.
The waves buffeted the pier.
synonyms: beat, hit
de·lec·ta·ble
dilekbəl
adjective
extremely pleasing to the taste; delicious.
All the fruits were tasty, but the ripe mangoes were particularly delectable.
synonyms: delicious, flavorful, mouthwatering, scrumptious, tasty, yummy
antonyms: disgusting, unpalatable
en·sue
insōō
intransitive verb
to occur as the result of an earlier event.
The day after the attack, a declaration of war ensued.
Anger and outrage ensued upon the publication of this revealing book about a national hero.
synonyms: arise, follow, proceed, result
ex·pe·di·ent
ikspēint
adjective
suitable or advantageous for the purpose or in the circumstances.
Using staples wasn't the proper way to fix the hem, but it was expedient.
synonyms: advantageous, appropriate, convenient, fitting, suitable
antonyms: inexpedient
fa·cil·i·tate
silitāt
transitive verb
to make less difficult; help in progress.
Her guidance counselor's advice facilitated her college application process.
His business connections facilitated his finding a new job.
The ramp facilitates entry for people who use wheelchairs.
antonyms: frustrate, hamper, hinder, impede, thwart
hors d'oeuvre
ōrdurv
noun
any of various appetizers, usually served before a meal.
lapse
laps
noun
a usually minor, temporary, or unintentional decline from or failure to meet some established or accepted standard.
My grandfather has occasional memory lapses.
I'm sorry for not introducing you; my shock at seeing him there caused me to have a lapse in good manners.
pal·at·a·ble
pabəl
adjective
acceptable or pleasing to the sense of taste.
The dish didn't look very appetizing but it was surprisingly palatable.
synonyms: agreeable, savory
antonyms: unpalatable
steppe
step
noun
a broad, somewhat arid grass plain, especially the great plains in southeast Russia and southwest Asia.
suc·cu·lent
suklənt
adjective
full of juice or sap; juicy.
The mangoes were deliciously sweet and succulent.
antonyms: dry
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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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