S: Famous Freshman 50!
BC: By: Kevin Kenna
FC: Famous Freshmen 50 By: Kevin Kenna Period 3
1: Indifference- Without interest or concern; not caring; apathetic. | Synonyms- Mediocre, undistinguished, uninspired, commonplace. | His attitude was indifferent today, although he was normally a very outgoing student.
2: Apathy | Apathy- Absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement. | Synonyms- Coolness, indifference Antonyms- Ardor, fervor | His apathy made his mother worry about his emotional health.
3: Obscure- Not clear to the understanding; hard to perceive. Synonyms- Doubtful, blurred Antonyms- Certain, clear His speech was obscure, many people couldn't understand it.
4: Ambiguous- Open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations; equivocal. Synonyms- Puzzling, dubious Antonyms- Explicit, certain Joe's ambiguous statement made the entire class confused.
5: Impartial- Not partial or biased; fair; just Synonyms- Unbiased, unprejudiced, equitable Antonyms- Biased Kayla's answer to the difficult question was impartial, and the teacher applauded her for it. | Impartial!
6: Objective- Something that one's efforts or actions are intended to attain, or accomplish;purpose;goal;target. Synonyms- Ambition, mark, mission, aspiration. The objective of the meeting was to pick a new leader.
7: Revere- To regard with respect tinged with awe;venerate. Synonyms- Reverence, honor, adore. Antonyms- Despise. I revere JFK for his brave works to destroy communisum.
8: Discriminate- To make a distinction in favor of or agaisnt a person or thing on the basis of the group, class, or category to which the person or thing belongs rather than according to actual merit. Synonyms- Hate, incline, judge, segregate. The purpose of MLK's I Have a Dream speech was to end how the whites would discriminate blacks.
9: Denounce- To condemn or censure openly or publicly. Synonyms- Accuse, blame. Antonyms- Approve, commend. Many people around the world denounce people they don't like just so they will get in trouble.
10: Innovate- To introduce something new; make changes in anything established. Synonyms- Reveal, invent Antonyms- Close, end Car companies innovate new features with every new car that comes out.
11: Subtle- Thin, tenuous, rarefied, as a fluid or an odor. | Synonyms- Faint, fine. | The subtle smell still went throughout the entire classroom. | Antonyms- Hard, harsh.
12: Stagnant- Not flowing or running, as in water, air, etc. Synonyms- Brackish, dead, dirty. Antonyms- Moving. The stagnant flow of water affected the entire town since the single pipe supplies the entire town with water.
13: Candid- Frank; outspoken; open and sincere. Synonyms- Bluff, blunt. Antonyms- Lying, tricky. Carter never lies, all the teachers say he is very candid.
14: Discern- to perceive by the sight or some other sense or by the intellect; see, recognize, or apprehend. Synonyms- Anticipate, determine. Antonyms- Disregard, neglect. Joe could not discern who the person was, it was way too dark.
15: Hypocritical- A person who pretends to have virtues, moral or religious beliefs, principles, etc, that he or she does not actually possess, especially a person whose actions belie stated beliefs. Synonyms- Deceiver, dissembler Antonyms- Actual, authentic. John is very hypocritical, he thinks he's a very religious person, meanwhile he never goes to church.
16: Disdain- To look upon or treat with contempt; despise; scorn. Synonyms- Hatred, ridicule. Antonyms- Admiration, respect. He treats his wife with such disdain, it is very scary.
17: Abstract- Thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances. Synonyms- Complex, deep. Antonyms- Actual, concrete. Many of Katie's thoughts are very abstract, they don't make much sense to many people.
18: Valid- Sound; just; well-founded. Synonyms- Accurate, authentic. Antonyms- Invalid, unacceptable. Saying that the United States was founded in 1776 is a valid statement.
19: Enigma- A puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation. Synonyms- Problem, puzzle. Antonyms- Certainty, clarity. The event that occurred on Tuesday was an enigma.
20: Inevitable- Unable to be avoided, evaded, or escaped; certain; necessary. Synonyms- Decided, destined. Antonyms- Avoidable, escapable. If global warming continues the ice caps melting is inevitable.
21: Eccentric- Deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; peculiar; odd. Synonyms- Bizarre, unusual. Antonyms- boring, common. The eccentric fire dancer burned down the entire house when he stood too close to the large willow tree.
22: Provincial- belonging or peculiar to some particular province; local. Synonyms- Rural, narrow. Antonyms- Citified, liberal. Our town's provincial market provided my family with fresh fruits and vegetables.
23: Inferred- to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence. Synonyms- Assume, believe. Antonyms- Misconceive, misunderstand. John inferred that the criminal who killed our beloved mayor was our good friend Joseph.
24: Diverse- of a different kind, form, character, etc; unlike. Synonyms- Assorted, contradictory. Antonyms- Alike, identical. My new school was very diverse, there were many different teachers who taught many different subjects.
25: Apprehensive- uneasy or fearful about something that might happen. Synonyms- Afraid, concerned. Antonyms- Calm, quiet. I was apprehensive about moving to North Carolina at first, but it has changed me for the better.
26: Vulnerable- Capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon. | Synonyms- Accessible, exposed. | Antonyms- Closed, protected. | Starting high school I felt vulnerable because I was in the lowest grade level at the school, but everything has turned out fine.
27: Benevolent- characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings. Synonyms- Beneficent, bountiful. Antonyms- Greedy, selfish. Joseph is such a benevolent person, he always is so kind to people.
28: Pious- having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for God or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations. Synonyms- devoted, divine. Antonyms- Atheist, sinful. Larry is a pious person, he not only goes to church on Sundays, but he goes everyday and even prays four times a day.
29: Skeptical- inclined to skepticism; having doubt. Synonyms- Doubtful, questioning. Antonyms- Believing, devoted. I am a very skeptical person, I usually need evidence before I can fully believe something.
30: Resignation- the act of resigning. Synonyms- Departure, withdrawal. Antonyms- Agreement, taking on. The resignation of the president shocked the world.
31: Illuminate- to supply or brighten with light; to light up. Synonyms- Fire, flash. Antonyms- Cloud, Obscure. After the power went out, my father illuminated the house with candles.
32: Resolution- to resolve or determined. Synonyms- Conclusion, exposition. Antonyms- Problem, question. The congress finally came to a resolution on the bill.
33: Servile- slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning. Synonyms- Abject, base. Antonyms- Aggressive, dominant. The servile slaves finally rebelled after years of harsh treatment.
34: Refute- to prove to be false, , as an opinion or charge. Synonyms- Break, cancel. Antonyms- Prove, ratify. The defendant refuted the witness's statement with evidence they found at the scene of the crime.
35: Anarchy- a state or society without government or law. Synonyms- Chaos, confusion. Antonyms- Order, rule. If the United States was an anarchy, the country would be in complete chaos and nobody would know what to do.
36: Virulent- actively poisonous; intensely noxious. Synonyms- Deadly, fatal. Antonyms- Harmless, helpful. Without us knowing, Jim took the cleaning fluid out of the closet, which was very virulent, and drank the entire bottle.
37: Miser- a person who lives in wretched circumstances in order to save and hoard money. Synonyms- Scrooge, hoarder. Antonyms- Spender, waster. Over the years I have come to learn that my mother is a miser, she tries her best to never spend money at all costs.
38: Articulate- uttered clearly in distinct syllables. Synonyms- Clear, definite. Antonyms- Misrepresented, unclear. It is hard to articulate what you are trying to say when you have water in your mouth.
39: Discord- lack of concord or harmony between persons or things. Synonyms- Dissonance, disharmony. Antonyms- Harmonious, harmony. The discord from the class made it impossible for the teacher to answer the student's questions.
40: Diligent- constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything. Synonyms- Active, busy. Antonyms- Inactive, lazy. John is very diligent in everything he does, if he sets his mind on a task, you know he will accomplish it.
41: Perceptive- having or showing keenness of insight, understanding, or intuition. Synonyms- Acute, aware. Antonyms- Dense, insensitive. You are very perceptive for noticing my hard work this semester.
42: Superficial- being at, on, or near the surface. Synonyms- Apparent, casual. Antonyms- Careful, deep. The superficial wound didn't hurt John too badly.
43: Contempt- the feeling with which a person regards anything considered mean, vile, or worthless; disdain; scorn. Synonyms- Antipathy, audacity. Antonyms- Admiration, affection. I looked at images of Hitler with contempt.
44: Lucid- easily understood; completely intelligible or comprehensible. Synonyms- Clear, comprehensible. Antonyms- Obscure, unclear. The way Jerry speaks is in a lucid tone.
45: Immune- protected from a disease or the like, as by inoculation. Synonyms- Clear, free. Antonyms- Susceptible, vulnerable. Kayla is almost immune from disease, she never gets sick.
46: Aesthetic- having a sense of the beautiful. Synonyms- Creative, gorgeous. Antonyms- Displeasing, ugly. Her looks and personality are very aesthetic.
47: Inclined- deviating in direction from the horizontal or vertical; sloping. Synonyms- Raised, steep. Antonyms- Low, downward. The inclined ramp helped people in wheelchairs get into the school.
48: Prodigal- wastefully or recklessly extravagant. Synonyms- Reckless, excessive. Antonyms- Careful, thrifty. The man's prodigal house collapsed from lack of support.
49: Uniform- identical or consistent, as from example to example, place to place, or moment to moment. Synonyms- Constant, even. Antonyms- Changing, difficult. The entire army moved in a completely uniform motion.
50: Assess- to estimate officially the value (property, income, etc.) as a basis for taxation. Synonyms- Appraise, check, value, weigh. The home owners had to assess the amount of damage because of the flood.
51: The End!