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BC: Assess(v) evaluate, determine, assign feeSyn: appreaise, judge, value, tax

FC: Famous 50 For Freshmen

1: Indifferent: (Adj.) Without interest or concern. Syn-Mediocre, commonplace. Ant-Caring, sympathetic. Sentence-Kenny Dalglish was indifferent about the goal

2: Apathy: (N) Absence of suppression of passion, emotion or excitement. Syn-Coolness, disregard. Ant-Ardor, fervor. Sentence- The apathy of the child showed when he didn't attend the meeting.

3: Obscure- (Adj) Not clear or plain. Syn. Doubtful, dubious. Ant. Certain, clear. Sentence- The obscure work of art was considered a masterpiece | Obscure- (V) Conceal by confusion. Syn- Cover, hide. Ant-Show, behold. Sentence-The clash of colors obscured the tear in the dress.

4: Ambiguous-(Adj) Difficult to comprehend. Syn-Vague, uncertain. Ant-Clear, explicit. Sentence-The rock had ambiguous characteristics.

5: Impartial: (Adj) Unbiased. Syn-Unprejudiced, equitable. Ant. Discriminating, favoring. Sentence- A referee, for any sport, should be impartial, or else the game is not fair.

6: Objective-(N) purpose or goal. Syn: Destination, aim. Ant: Aimlessness, thoughtlessness. Sentence- The objective of the quest was to retrieve the goblet | Objective-(Adj) Being the object or goal of one's influences. Syn:Equitable, judicial. Ant: Subjective, partial. Sentence- The judge has to be objective

7: 7.Revere – (V) regard with respect. Syn. Adore, honor. Ant. Despise, scorn. Sentence – In many religions, their god is revered by all.

8: Discriminate-(Adj) Marked by discrimination. Syn- Secluded, alone. Ant-Open, inviting. Sentence-I exchanged with a small, select, discriminate group of people | 8.Discriminate – (V) to show partiality. Syn. Distinguish, judge. Ant. Include, mix up. Sentence – The discrimination of blacks and whites was what caused the Civil Rights Movement.

9: 9.Denounce – (V) to make a formal accusation against. Syn. Attack, blame. Ant. Praise, commend. Sentence - Maximilian Robespierre denounced King Louis XVI.

10: 10.Innovate – (V) to introduce something new. Syn. Admit, bring in. Ant. Effect, result. Sentence –We need to innovate a new system to come up with some different ideas for our project

11: Subtle-(Adj) Delicate, faint, mysterious. Syn- Profound, sophisticated. Ant- Hard, harsh. Sentence- When camping in the woods, Joey was able to notice even the subtlest of noises.

12: Stagnant-(Adj) Not flowing or running. Syn- Dead, dormant. Ant-Active, moving. Sentence- The stagnant water had a very foul smell and taste.

13: Candid-(Adj) Frank, outspoken, sincere. Syn- Apparent, audacious. Ant- Devious, lying. Sentence- The candid behavior of the boy never seemed to get him into trouble.

14: Discern-(V) to distinguish mentally; recognize as distinct or different; Syn- Catch, consider. Ant-Neglect, disregard. Sentence-Tom is incapable of discerning right from wrong.

15: Hypocritical-(Adj)-deceitful, pretending. Syn-Artificial, false. Ant- Legitimate, truthful. Sentence- John behaved hypocritically by praying piously when people were watching/

16: Disdain(N)-Hate, indifference, scorn. Syn-Haughtiness, dislike. Ant-Love, praise. Sentence-Luiz held a high level of disdain for Dirk's poor attitude

17: Abstract(Adj)-thought of apart from concrete realities, specific objects, or actual instances. Syn-Abstruse, complex. Ant- Actual, concrete. Sentence-HIs abstract ideas made the meetings fun and interesting.

18: Valid(Adj.)- sound; just; well-founded. Syn-Accurate, authoritative. Ant-Unacceptable, unreal. Sentence-Due to his valid argument, the principle agreed to replace the vending machines with lemonade stands.

19: Enigma(Adj)- a puzzling or inexplicable occurrence or situation. Syn- Conundrum, problem. Ant-Known, understanding. Sentence- HIs ability to win the talent show was an enigma. He had never displayed any sort of interest in it.

20: Eccentric- (Adj.) deviating from the recognized or customary character, practice, etc.; irregular; erratic; Syn – Abnormal, irregular. Ant-Common, boring. Sentence- The man was put into a mental hospital, because he became eccentric every time he saw a clock. | . Eccentric- (N) a person who has an unusual, peculiar, or odd personality, set of beliefs, or behavior pattern. Syn- Freak, “hippie” Ant-Normal, standard. Sentence- You could tell Mark was an eccentric. He always had to clap his hands before writing a paper.

21: Provincial- (Adj.) belonging or peculiar to some particular province. Syn-Local, sectarian. Ant-Metropolitan, wide spread. Sentence- The provincial newspaper is very informative. | . Provincial- (N) a person who lives in or comes from the provinces. Syn-Citizen, resident. Ant-Outsider, alien. Sentence- You could tell by the way he walked that he was not provincial to this part of town.

22: . Inferred-(V) to draw a conclusion, as by reasoning. Syn-Assume, believe. Ant-Misunderstand, misconceive. Sentence- I inferred from the paper that he was an experienced author.

23: . Diverse-(Adj.) of various kinds or forms; multiform. Syn-Assorted, differing. Ant-Alike, parallel. Sentence-The diverse set of options made the IQ test very difficult.

24: Apprehensive-(Adj.) uneasy or fearful about something that might happen. Syn-Afraid, foreboding. Ant-Calm, quiet. Sentence- I was apprehensive for mid-term exam.

25: Vulnerable-(Adj.) capable of or susceptible to being wounded or hurt, as by a weapon. Syn-Accessible, susceptible. Ant-Guarded, protected. Sentence- Achilles’ only vulnerable part of his body was the heel.

26: Benevolent-(Adj.) characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings. Syn-Altruistic, benign. Ant-Greedy, spiteful. Sentence- The benevolence of Mr. Richardson was greatly appreciated by the poor.

27: . Pious-(Adj.) having or showing a dutiful spirit of reverence for god or an earnest wish to fulfill religious obligations. Syn-Devoted, sanctimonious. Ant-Atheist wicked. Sentence- He was a very pious man, and everybody knew that.

28: Skeptical-(Adj.) having doubt. Syn-Agnostic, cynical. Ant-Believing, gullible. Sentence-His skeptical behavior led him to find out who murdered Mr. Jones.

29: Resignation-(N) the act of resigning. Syn- Departure, surrender. Ant-Agreement, taking on. Sentence-The resignation of Dean was a very joyous occasion. No one in the office liked him.

30: 1.Illuminate- (V) to supply or brighten with light; light up. Syn-Brighten lighten. Ant-Darken, obscure. Sentence- The torch was easily able to illuminate the dark dungeon.

31: 2.Resolution- (N) the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc. Syn-Answer, outcome. Ant-Problem, question. Sentence- Jeff made a wise resolution. He wanted to recycle more often.

32: Servile-(Adj.) slavishly submissive or obsequious; fawning. Syn-Unoriginal, obedient. Ant-Aggressive, dominant. Sentence-His servile nature made him a very boring person.

33: 4.Refute-(V) to prove to be false or erroneous, as an opinion or charge. Syn-Dispute, expose. Ant-Endorse, ratify. Sentence- In a trial, the defense attorney's job is to refute the evidence against his client.

34: 5.Anarchy-(N) a state of society without government or law. Syn-Misrule, rebellion. Ant-Order, rule. Sentence- After the king’s death, there was a period of anarchy

35: 6.Virulent-(Adj.) actively poisonous; intensely noxious. Syn-Venomous, hazardous. Ant-Harmless, healthy. Sentence-A virulent insect bite can lead to many problems.

36: 7.Articulate-(Adj.) uttered clearly in distinct syllables. Syn-Clear, coherent. Ant-Unclear, misrepresented. Sentence- The speaker used such articulate thoughts, that his audience could easily grasp his point. | Articulate-(V) to utter clearly and distinctly. Syn-Enunciate, pronounce. Ant-Misrepresent, misspeak. Sentence- Even though he was from Nigeria, he was able to articulate each and every word in the English language with proper precision.

37: 8.Discord-(N) lack of concord or harmony between persons or things. Syn-Conflict, controversy. Ant-Harmonious, in sync. Sentence- Marital discord can be easily solved, or be extremely difficult. It depends on how each person behaves.

38: 9.Diligent-(Adj.) constant in effort to accomplish something; attentive and persistent in doing anything. Syn-Untiring, active. Ant-Lethargic, languid. Sentence- A diligent student is a successful student.

39: 10.Miser-(N) a stingy, avaricious person. Syn-Hoarder, penny-pincher. Ant-Spender, waster. Sentence- Ebenezer Scrooge was a miser. He never liked the idea of giving things away.

40: Perceptive (adj) alert, sensitiveSyn: acute, responsive, discreet. Ant-Obvious.

41: Superficial(adj) without depth, detailSyn: apparent, casual, empty, ignorant. Ant-Full

42: Contempt(n) disdain, disrespectSyn: antipathy, audacity Ant: respect, affection

43: Lucid(adj) evident, obvious (adj) brilliant, shining (adj) clear, transparent (adj) clearheaded, sensible Syn: clear, plain Ant: vague, obscure

44: Immune(adj) invulnerableSyn: clear, irresponsible, resistant, unaffected

45: Aesthetic(adj) beautifulSyn: artful, artistic, creative Ant: ugly

46: Inclined(adj) having a preferenceSyn: bent on, disposed, willing, tended

47: Prodigal (adj) wasteful, luxurious, profuse (n) person who spends a lotSyn: excessive, extravagant, reckless Ant: modest Syn: sport, spendthrift, waster, profligate

48: Uniform(adj) consistent, alike (n) coordinated outfitSyn: compatible, constant, akin, mated Syn: attire, suit, robe, costume

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