HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth course Lesson 4

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth course Lesson 4

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth course Lesson 4



ap·pre·hen·sive
aprəhensiv
adjective
feeling anxiety about future events.
At first he was thrilled about the promotion, but then he became apprehensive.
The storm warning made her apprehensive about the drive home.
synonyms: afraid, anxious, fearful, jittery, nervous
antonyms: confident
cal·lous
kalis
adjective
insensitive; unfeeling; hardhearted.
Their unwillingness to help showed a callous disregard for the suffering of others.
The war had made the him callous, and he felt no sympathy for the plight of the villagers.
synonyms: hardhearted, heartless, indurate, insensitive, unfeeling
antonyms: compassionate, kind, sensitive
commendable
adjective
worthy of notice and praise.
His willingness to volunteer is commendable, but we hope he understands the risks.
in·dig·nant
indignənt
adjective
feeling or showing anger in response to something considered unjust or unworthy.
She gave an indignant reply when asked if she was lying.
synonyms: angry, incense, irate, sore, wrathful
antonyms: acquiescent
in·ef·fec·tu·al
inifekchōōəl
adjective
incapable of acting effectively.
The ineffectual parents had no control over their badly-behaved children.
antonyms: effectual, strong
ju·di·cious
jōōdishəs
adjective
characterized by or using sound judgment; wise; prudent.
The country must make judicious use of the scarce resources it has.
A judicious parent thinks carefully when deciding how to discipline a child.
synonyms: politic, prudent, sagacious, wise
antonyms: asinine, ill-advised, injudicious
mys·tic
mistik
adjective
having hidden or spiritually symbolic meaning.
synonyms: mystical, psychic, transcendental
par·a·phrase
pafrāz
noun
a restatement of a passage or text in somewhat different words so as to simplify, clarify, or amplify.
The teacher used a paraphrase to help the students understand what Shakespeare meant in those two lines.
per·son·i·fi·ca·tion
pərsofishən
noun
a person considered to be a perfect example or embodiment of some quality or other abstraction.
He was the personification of humility.
synonyms: byword, embodiment, epitome, image
ver·ba·tim
vərtəm
adverb
using exactly the same words; word for word.
She repeated the short conversation verbatim.
Instruction: Complete these sentences using the words on this list.
apprehensive, callous, commendable, ineffectual, judicious, paraphrase, personification

1. A _______________ parent thinks carefully when deciding how to discipline a child.
2. His willingness to volunteer is _______________, but we hope he understands the risks.
3. The country must make _______________ use of the scarce resources it has.
4. The teacher used a _______________ to help the students understand what Shakespeare meant in those two lines.
5. He was the _______________ of humility.
6. The war had made the him _______________, and he felt no sympathy for the plight of the villagers. 
7. The _______________ parents had no control over their badly-behaved children. 
8. At first he was thrilled about the promotion, but then he became _______________.
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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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