Vocab Master Day – 26


Meaning: indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink

Synonym: temperate, abstinent, austere, moderate

Antonym: self-indulgent, intemperate

Sentence: “‘We only had a bottle.’ ‘Very abstemious of you.’”


Meaning: an ancestor.

Synonym: predecessor, progenitor, father, grandfather

Sentence: “generations of his forebears had lived in London”

3. Perturbed

Meaning: Trouble

Synonym: Bothered, Upset

Antonym: benefit , calm

Sentence:The more he loses, the more perturbed he gets

4. Amicable

Meaning: Friendly

Synonym: Cordial, Harmonious

Antonym: impolite, uncivil

Sentence:The business coach for the small company owner served as an amicable executive mentor


Meaning: go about in search of things to steal or people to attack., raid and plunder (a place).

Synonym: plunder, go looting

Antonym: Guard, protect

Sentence: “bands of robbers crossed the river to maraud


Meaning: outstandingly bad; shocking, remarkably good.

Synonym: atrocious, deplorable

Antonym: concealed , good

Sentence: “egregious abuses of copyright”


Meaning: bitterness or ill feeling.

Synonym: ill feeling, ill will, bad blood, animosity, hostility, enmity,

Antonym: goodwill

Sentence:”the AGM dissolved into acrimony


Meaning: absorb or assimilate (ideas or knowledge).

Synonym: assimilate, absorb, soak up, take in, digest

Antonym: abstain, fast

Sentence:”if one does not imbibe the culture one cannot succeed”


Meaning: a proverb or short statement expressing a general truth.

Synonym: saying, maxim, axiom, proverb,

Sentence: “the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’”

10. Prudent

Meaning: Careful and sensible; marked by sound judgment

Synonym: wise, sensible, reasonable

Antonym: careless, indiscreet, inattentive

Sentence:”That sacrifice may also be a prudent action,” observed Madeleine.

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