HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 25

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 25

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 25

CONTEXT: The Environment

Rinsing the Ketchup Bottle: Recycling 


No doubt you have read about the different ages of humankind-the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, and so on. You could say that now we are passing from the Trash Age, or the Throwaway Age, to the Recycling Age. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says recycling is the best solution to the waste-disposal crisis in the United States. States and communities nationwide now have recycling plans, and recycling has become big business. 

These ten Vocabulary Words will be used.
  1. Mull
  2. Imposition
  3. Synthesis
  4. Effervescent
  5. Debase
  6. Resonant
  7. Explicate
  8. Immaculate
  9. Quibble
  10. Sporadic
Each word is provided with its syllables, pronunciation, part of speech, definition, examples, synonyms, and antonyms.


de·base
dibās
transitive verb
to reduce in value, quality, esteem, or character.
Severe inflation may debase a nation's currency
The scandal debased the politician in the eyes of the voters.
synonyms: degrade, demean, depress, deteriorate, devalue, impair, pervert
antonyms: enhance, exalt
ef·fer·ves·cent
efərvesint
adjective
emitting tiny gas bubbles; foaming; bubbly.
Sparkling wines are effervescent.
synonyms: bubbly, fizzy, sparkling
ex·pli·cate
eksplikāt
transitive verb
to make clear or explain completely.
He knew he had to do this, but he could not explicate the reason.
im·mac·u·late
imaklit
adjective
free from any dirt or stain; completely clean.
She scrubbed the dress and bleached it until it was immaculate.
synonyms: clean, pristine, pure, speckless, spick-and-span, spotless, stainless
antonyms: dirty, filthy, grubby, sordid
im·po·si·tion
imzishən
noun
something assigned or demanded, such as a duty, burden, or requirement.
mull 
mul
intransitive verb
to think something over; ponder.
He mulled for a while before venturing a response to the complex question.
synonyms: cogitate, consider, contemplate, ponder, reflect, ruminate, study
quib·ble
kwibəl
noun
an unimportant, petty, or trivial disagreement or objection.
You may consider this a quibble, but I think the font you're using is too small.
synonyms: cavil
res·o·nant
renənt
adjective
resounding or reverberating; echoing.
Our voices were resonant in the large, empty room.
synonyms: echoing, resonating, resounding, reverberating
antonyms: dull
spo·rad·ic
spəradik
adjective
occurring irregularly or in a thinly scattered manner in time or space.
There was sporadic gunfire throughout the night
Sporadic outbreaks of the disease still occur.
antonyms: continual, continuous, frequent, regular, steady
syn·the·sis
sinthəsis
noun
the combining of discrete elements into a unified compound or entity, or the unified whole formed by such a combining.
Her newest work of art is a synthesis of all her techniques.
antonyms: analysis
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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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