AHS–VOCAB #3–SEMESTER 1

ANCILLARY

SUBORDINATE OR SUPPLEMENTARY

 

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SYN= AUXILLARY, SUBSIDIARY, ACCESSORY

 

ANT=  CENTRAL, KEY, PRIMARY, PRINCIPAL, MAIN 

BOWDLERIZE

TO REMOVE MATERIAL CONSIDERED OFFENSIVE (FROM A BOOK, PLAY, FILM, ETC.)

 

SYN=  CENSOR, PURGE, EXPURGATE

CONDESCEND

TO COME DOWN OR STOOP VOLUNTARILY TO A LOWER LEVEL; TO DEAL WITH PEOPLE IN A PATRONZING MANNER

 

SYN=  DEIGN

COZEN

TO TRICK; TO CHEAT OR SWINDLE

 

SYN= DUPE, DECEIVE, BEGUILE, INVEIGLE

ENCLAVE

an enclosed district, region, or area inhabited by a particular group of people or having a special character

 

SYN =  island, subgroup

FORTE

a person’s strong point; what a person does best

;

SYN = gift, aptitude, specialty

ANT = weakness, shortcoming, foible

GRATIS

free, without charge

;

SYN= on the house, freely

ANT= for a price

ICON

a representation or image of a sacred personage, often considered sacred itself; an image or picture; a symbol; a graphic symbol on a computer monitor display; an object of blind devotion

;

SYN= emblem, idol

INTERSTICE

a small, narrow space between things or parts of things

;

SYN = gap, slot, crevice, interval, lacuna

MACROCOSM
the universe considered as a whole; the entire complex structure of something