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Vocabulary: The Scholarship Jacket

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Vocabulary: The Scholarship Jacket
AGILE
means quick and light in movement.


Agile
people are usually good athletes.
awkward
clumsy
uncoordinated
Part of Speech

It is an adjective,

so it describes how well someone moves
agile
Antonyms
graceful
acrobatic
active
Synonyms
Gymnasts are very agile athletes.
Quick check:
Can you name an animal that is
agile
?
despair
She climbed the tree in a very
agile
manner.
The players tried not to
despair
over the other team’s high score.
Despair
means to lose hope.

It is a strong word used when someone no longer has any hope or belief that a situation will improve or change.
Synonyms
Antonyms
hopeless
sad
gloomy
hopeful optimistic cheerful
joy
The tornado was bad but don’t
despair
,
we will fix it.
Part of Speech
It is a verb

it is an action causing someone to
give up hope when the circumstances seem too difficult to deal with
eavesdrop
He would often
eavesdrop
on his parents’ conversations.
Part of Speech
It is a verb

it is the action of listening to
a conversation secretly
eavesdrop

means to listen secretly to a private conversation of others
Synonyms
snoop
spy
Antonyms
participate
ignore
She liked to
eavesdrop
on her
teacher’s conversations to see
if she could get answers to the test.
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Have you ever wanted to
eavesdrop
on someone's private conversation? Tell why you did or did not
eavesdrop
.
Quick Check:
falsify
Don’t
falsify
his records to hide the truth
about his age.
falsify
means to make false
by adding to or changing
Part of Speech
It is a verb

it is the action of
making something
not true
Synonyms
lie
misrepresent
fake
change
Antonyms
report honestly truthful
He wanted to
falsify
his checks so he
would not have to pay for the items.
dismay
There was a look of
dismay
when
she received the bad news.
dismay

means distress caused by trouble or something unexpected
Part of Speech
It is a noun

it is the feeling of
disappointment
Synonyms
anxiety
alarm
panic
shock
frustration
Antonyms
calm
confident
comfort
I was filled with
dismay
when I found out I failed the test.
Quick Check
Think of this: We are filled with
dismay
when we see pictures of the damage from a tornado because we shocked or alarmed by the destruction.

However, that occurrence would cause real
depair
for the families who lost their home…a true feeling of all hope lost…all of their belongings are gone forever.
Is there a difference between dismay and despair?
vile
The cough medicine tasted
vile
.
vile
means disgusting, unpleasant
Part of Speech
It is an adjective

it describes
something that is
extremely terrible
Synonyms
horrible
rotten
awful
gross
Antonyms
good
pleasant wonderful
The rotten garbage created a
vile
odor.
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