HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 28

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HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 28

HOLT Vocabulary Workshop Fourth Course - Lesson 28

CONTEXT: The Environment

Can Nature Be Restored? 

My aunt and uncle moved to the country after they graduated from college. They learned a lot about living close to the earth and developed a respect and a reverence for nature. Even though they live in a city now and don't have a large garden or keep chickens anymore, they continue to be concerned about the way nature is treated. My relatives have taught me to respect and protect the wonder and diversity of our environment. 

These ten Vocabulary Words will be used.

  1. Lexicon
  2. Simulate
  3. Eject
  4. Rendezvous
  5. Detonate
  6. Daunt
  7. Irrational
  8. Contend
  9. Jostle
  10. Throng
Each word is provided with its syllables, pronunciation, part of speech, definition, examples, synonyms, and antonyms.


con·tend
kəntend
intransitive verb
to strive against difficulties or opposition (usually followed by "with").
The ship contended with the high waves until, finally, it capsized.
The prime minister is having to contend with criticism from his own party.
synonyms: fight, grapple, strive, struggle, wrestle
daunt
dawnt
transitive verb
to lessen the determination of; intimidate; discourage.
He was daunted by the size of the task.
synonyms: discourage, dishearten, dismay, intimidate
antonyms: hearten
det·o·nate
denāt
transitive verb & intransitive verb
to explode or cause to explode suddenly and violently.
The police removed the bomb before it detonated.
e·ject
ijekt
transitive verb
to expel forcefully.
synonyms: expel
ir·ra·tion·al
irashənəl
adjective
lacking in reason, sense, or judgment.
He had drunk too much whiskey and was now irrational.
She had an irrational impulse to jump off the bridge.
When his wife went out with her friends, he felt an irrational jealousy.
synonyms: foolish, unreasonable, unwise
antonyms: rational, reasonable, thinking
jos·tle
josəl
transitive verb
to push, crowd, or bump against, especially on purpose; collide with.
People jostled each other in the crowded bus.
That guy must have stolen my wallet when he jostled me on the platform.
synonyms: bump, collide, crowd, push
lex·i·con
leksikon[or]leksikən
noun
the set of terms used by an individual, a particular group, or a profession; vocabulary.
Words often take on an entirely unique meaning in the lexicon of a particular field or profession.
synonyms: cant, nomenclature, terminology, vocabulary
ren·dez·vous
ronvōō[or]ronvōō
noun
a meeting that has been arranged beforehand.
sim·u·late
simlāt
transitive verb
to imitate or reproduce the appearance, sound, or other external characteristics or qualities of.
We try to simulate natural conditions in the laboratory.
The machine simulates the feeling of weightlessness that an astronaut experiences in space.
synonyms: imitate
throng
throng[or]thrawng
noun
a large crowd of people.
synonyms: assemblage, crowd, host, mob, multitude

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Mr. ‏El-Sayed Ramadan ‎ ‎

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