HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 7

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 7

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 7



aes·thet·ic (es·thet·ic)
esthetik
adjective
of or relating to beauty or to the study of beauty and its forms.
Her aesthetic sensibility was offended by the gaudy decor of the banquet hall.
Each culture has its own aesthetic tradition.
cha·ris·ma
riz
noun
an unusual ability to influence people and arouse devotion.
His charisma inspired his followers to amazing self-sacrifices.
They say his charisma was a large factor in his winning the election.
cli·ché (cli·che)
klēshā
noun
an expression used so often that it has become worn out and trite.
The expression "You can't judge a book by its cover" may be a cliché, but there's still truth to it.
synonyms: bromide, commonplace, platitude
con·ceive
kənsēv
transitive verb
to give shape to in the mind.
She conceived a brilliant strategy.
He gave himself a little time to conceive a good excuse.
synonyms: conceptualize, design, envision, fancy, form, imagine, invent, picture, think, visualize
em·pha·tic
imfatik
adjective
forceful, determined, or insistent in speech or action.
Her response was an emphatic refusal.
synonyms: insistent, resolute
antonyms: weak, wishy-washy
mar·tial
märshəl
adjective
of, pertaining to, suggestive of, or inclined to war or combat.
The training gives the soldiers considerable martial prowess.
Karate is one of the martial arts.
Despite their martial success, the invaders were unable to completely subdue the conquered people.
The country was rearming itself and becoming a martial nation again.
synonyms: bellicose, belligerent, militant, military, warlike
antonyms: peaceable
par·a·dox
padoks
noun
a statement that contradicts or seems to contradict itself, yet often expresses a truth, such as "Less is more".
It may be a paradox, but I believe that sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind.
pro·lif·ic
prəlifik
adjective
producing young or new growth in abundance; fertile.
Weeds are highly prolific plants.
synonyms: fecund, fertile
antonyms: barren
re·cip·i·ent
siənt
noun
one who accepts something that has been sent or given, or one who has been awarded something.
When the package is delivered, the recipient must sign the form stating that the package arrived in good condition.
The recipient of the award also gets a cash prize.
wan
wän
adjective
unnaturally pale, as from illness or exhaustion.
Her wan complexion showed that she'd been ill.
synonyms: ashen, pale, pallid, pasty
antonyms: flushed


Instruction: Complete these sentences using the words on this list.
aesthetic, charisma, cliché, conceive, martial, wan
1. Despite their _______________ success, the invaders were unable to completely subdue the conquered people.
2. His _______________ inspired his followers to amazing self-sacrifices.
3. He gave himself a little time to _______________ a good excuse.
4. Each culture has its own _______________ tradition.
5. The expression "You can't judge a book by its cover" may be a _______________, but there's still truth to it.
6. The country was rearming itself and becoming a _______________ nation again.
7. The training gives the soldiers considerable _______________ prowess.
8. She _______________ a brilliant strategy.
9. Her _______________ complexion showed that she'd been ill.
10. They say his _______________ was a large factor in his winning the election.


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