Vocab 18 Synonyms

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ogle

stare at; observe in an obvious manner

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yawn

to take a deep breath with your mouth wide open, because you are tired or bored

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3

misquote

To quote incorrectly

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4

misreport

to carry back information incorrectly

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5

delight in

to enjoy something very much

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relish

to enjoy

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crow over

gloat

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8

exult in

to express great pleasure or happiness

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9

lord it over

to behave in a superior manner

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10

prod

  1. to push someone or something with your finger or with a pointed object

  2. to try to make someone do something, especially when they are unwilling

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spur

to move to action

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Stimulus

any event or situation that evokes a response

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13

gadfly

an irritating and persistent person

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hound

to pursue relentlessly

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impel

to force, drive forward

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16

needle someone

to deliberately annoy somebody, especially by criticizing them continuously

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17

fire up an audience

excite a group of people

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18

whip up enthusiasm

excite

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19

telling

significant and revealing of another factor

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lively

full of life and energy

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true to life

realistic

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22

unsolicited

not asked for

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unfounded

not based on fact or reason

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groundless

without any good reason or cause

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baseless

without foundation in fact

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companionable

friendly

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27

affable

friendly

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genial

(adj.) cordial, pleasantly cheerful or warm

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29

espirit de corps

spirit of a body of persons; group spirit

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30

birds of a feather

two people that have the same interest and/or character

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31

live in an ivory tower

to lead an impractical existence removed from the pressures and troubles of everyday life

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32

a loner

(noun) a person who prefers to live, work, or play alone

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33

glower

to stare angrily

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34

glare

an angry stare

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35

to make a wry face

grimace

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36

screw up one's face

grimace

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37

grin like a Cheshire cat

to smile constantly and foolishly

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38

cast about for

to grope

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39

fish around for

to grope

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40

flounder around

to grope

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41

send out a feeler

to arrange to find out about something in an indirect manner

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42

send out a trial balloon

To suggest something in order to get feedback on it or gauge how people respond to it.

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43

see how the land lies

to get information about a situation before making decisions or taking action

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arduous

hard to do, requiring much effort

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intense

showing great concentration or determination

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grisly

frightful, horrible, ghastly

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47

ghastly

frightful, horrible; deathly pale

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lurid

(adj.) causing shock, horror, or revulsion; sensational; pale or sallow in color; terrible or passionate in intensity or lack of restraint

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credulous

gullible

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naive

lacking sophistication or experience

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ingenuous

innocent, simple; frank, sincere

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exploitable

Easily taken advantage of

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circumspect

careful, cautious

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a patsy

a person who is gullible and easy to take advantage of

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a soft touch

a person who readily gives or does something if asked

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pull the wool over someone's eyes

to deceive someone

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a sitting duck

easy target

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58

take someone for a ride

to deceive or cheat someone

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59

jive

slang: to play or joke around

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60

caveat emptor

let the buyer beware

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61

careworn

tired and unhappy because of prolonged worry

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hollow-eyed

(of a person) having deeply sunken eyes, typically as a result of illness or tiredness.

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63

wan

sickly pale

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64

cadaverous

pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

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pinched

caused to appear thin or shrunken

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66

tirade

A long, angry speech

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diatribe

(n.) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack

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68

philippic

a bitter verbal attack

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denunciation

expression of strong disapproval made openly or publicly

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70

rant

(v) to speak wildly and noisily; (n) loud, violent talk

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hold forth

talk lengthily, assertively, or tediously about a subject.

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pontificate

speak pompously or dogmatically

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rant and rave

shout in a loud, angry but confused way

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ride a hobbyhorse

to frequently or incessantly talk or complain about a subject, topic, or issue in which one is excessively interested

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75

portent

a sign or forewarning

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76

prefigure

to look like or predict a later thing or event

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77

augur

to predict

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78

signal

A behavior that causes change in another's behavior.

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79

usher in

to introduce

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a point man

The soldier at the head of a patrol

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an advance man

a person who visits a location before the arrival of an important visitor to make the appropriate arrangements

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