HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 27

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 27

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 27
CONTEXT: The Environment


Sketching in the Wild: John James Audubon 

There are fountains in the park near where we live, and birds gather around them to drink. I became curious about the different kinds of birds. When I asked a librarian where I could find information about birds, he recommended John James Audubon's Birds of America, first published in the 1830s in four large volumes. What a beautiful, ambitious work! From the books, I was able to identify all of the birds I'd been seeing. Then I began to wonder what sort of man Audubon was and what motivated him to paint pictures of so many birds. 

These ten Vocabulary Words will be used.
  1. Pallid
  2. Intermittent
  3. Redundant
  4. Sequel
  5. Demure
  6. Irrelevant
  7. Synopsis
  8. edifying
  9. Intuition
  10. Reminiscent
Each word is provided with its syllables, pronunciation, part of speech, definition, examples, synonyms, and antonyms.


de·mure
dimūr[or]dimyur
adjective
quiet, shy, modest, or reserved in manner.
His future bride was not the demure woman that he'd been expecting; instead she was forthright and strongly assertive.
synonyms: diffident, modest, reserved, retiring, shy
antonyms: brassy, brazen
ed·i·fy
e
transitive verb
to enlighten or inform so as to uplift morally, intellectually, or spiritually.
School teachers of the 1800s edified their pupils by presenting to them the fables of Aesop and other morality tales.
in·ter·mit·tent
intərmitənt
adjective
alternately stopping and starting with pauses in between.
There was rain, but it was intermittent and didn't entirely spoil the parade.
antonyms: assiduous, ceaseless, continual, continuous, incessant, perpetual, persistent, unceasing
in·tu·i·tion
intōōishən
noun
the power of knowing or apprehending something directly, without learning it consciously or submitting it to processes of logic.
She never learned the rules of grammar, but she writes well using her intuition about what is correct.
synonyms: apprehension, instinct, sixth sense
antonyms: ratiocination
ir·rel·e·vant
irevənt
adjective
not related to or connected with the matter or occasion at hand.
synonyms: extraneous, immaterial, impertinent, inapplicable, inapposite
antonyms: material, relevant
pal·lid
palid
adjective
pale or whitened; lacking color.
The girl's pallid complexion was of concern to the doctor.
synonyms: cadaverous, ghastly, pale, wan
antonyms: florid
re·dun·dant
ridundənt
adjective
unnecessarily repetitive.
To say that someone is "extremely ecstatic" seems redundant in that "ecstatic" already includes the idea of extremeness.
synonyms: excessive, repetitious, superfluous
antonyms: concise
rem·i·nis·cent
reminisənt
adjective
having qualities or characteristics that remind one of someone or something (usually followed by "of").
She has a smile reminiscent of her grandmother's.
The style of the dress was reminiscent of one she'd had when she was younger.
Fennel has a taste reminiscent of licorice.
se·quel
kwəl
noun
what follows afterwards, such as the next event in a series, especially as it arises from previous events.
I was not surprised when I read that the caretaker was murdered, but I could never have guessed the sequel.
syn·op·sis
sinopsis
noun
a short statement giving an overview, the main principles, or the sequence of events of a narrative, argument, article, or the like; summary; abstract.
You'll enjoy the opera more if you read the synopsis of the story before it starts.
synonyms: abstract, conspectus, summary
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