Vocab Master Day – 44
Meaning: expressing or characterized by vehement opinions.
Synonym: vehement, outspoken, vocal, forthright
Sentence: “he was a vociferous opponent of the takeover”
Meaning: (especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated.
Synonym: lively, animated, full of life, spirited, high-spirited,
Sentence: “her vivacious and elegant mother”
Meaning: blame or insult (someone) in strong or violent language.
Synonym: revile, rail against, inveigh against, fulminate against, attack,
Sentence: every week the minister would ascend the culpulpit and
vituperate the parishioners for a litany of vices>
Meaning:(of an argument or statement) seeming reasonable or
Synonym: credible, reasonable, believable,
Antonym: unlikely, improbable
Sentence: “a plausible explanation”
Meaning: a small detail and especially one that is a part of polite or
Synonym: Datum , specific, point
Sentence: “The leader knows all the niceties of diplomatic protocol”
Meaning: showing deference; respectful.
Synonym: obsequious, humble, respectful,
Sentence: “people were always deferential to him”
Meaning: obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
Synonym: sycophantic, servile
Sentence: “they were served by obsequious waiters”
Meaning: making or constituting a disturbingly harsh and loud noise.
Synonym: harsh, strident,
Antonym: soft, dulcet, peaceful, quiet, restrained
Sentence: “raucous youths”
Meaning: a person falsely claiming to have a special knowledge or skill.
Synonym: quack, mountebank, sham, fraud, fake
Sentence: “a self-confessed con artist and charlatan”
Meaning: a small slow-moving Old World lizard with a prehensile tail,
long extensible tongue, protruding eyes that rotate independently, and
a highly developed ability to change colour.,
a person who changes their opinions or behaviour according to the
Synonym: opportunist, temporizer, timeserver,
Sentence:”voters have misgivings about his performance as a political