Flocab Unit 1 Flashcards Preview

611, 612, 613 vocab words > Flocab Unit 1 > Flashcards

Flashcards in Flocab Unit 1 Deck (30):
1

abate

(verb) to make or become less in amount or intensity We waited for the storm to abate before we went outside. Synonyms: lessen, decrease Antonyms: increase, amplify

2

abnormal

(adj) not normal Kane is a nice guy, but he has some really abnormal habits. Synonyms: unusual, unique

3

abrubt

(adj) sudden or unexpected We made an abrupt change of plans when we realized we had no money.

4

accelerate

(verb) to speed up, or to cause to speed up You can accelerate a plant’s growth by using fertilizers. Antonyms: decelerate Other forms: A car with good acceleration (noun) can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds. If you want to learn another language quickly, you can take an accelerated (adj) class.

5

affliction

(noun) the cause of serious pain and suffering, or a state of such suffering Some people consider blindness an affliction, but to others it is just a challenge. Other forms: Melanie was afflicted (verb) with a rare bone disease.

6

flabbergast

(verb) to surprise or amaze people into a state of shock Nina was flabbergasted to learn that her bus driver was actually 104 years old. Synonyms: astound Antonyms: bore

7

grim

(adj) gloomy, harsh, and frightening War is a grim business. Synonyms: dreadful, savage, frightful Antonyms: mild, delightful

8

incredulous

(adj) not willing to believe something I tried to tell Becky about my 8-foot-tall boyfriend, but she was incredulous and didn’t think I was telling the truth . Synonyms: cynical, skeptical Antonyms: credulous, gullible

9

notify

(verb) to let someone know; to inform When we lost our dog, we went from house to house and notified all the neighbors. Other forms: I was sad when my family received official notification (noun) that we would have to leave our home.

10

perceive

perceive (verb) to become aware of through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing Gazing through the mist, the elf could just barely perceive the enemy army marching toward him. Synonyms: discern, spot Other forms: If you are perceptive (adj) and show a lot of perception (noun), you demonstrate that you are fully aware of what’s going on .

11

robust

(adj) strong or healthy The third little pig was the smartest because he built a robust house made out of bricks. Antonyms: weak, soft

12

rupture

1. (verb) to break or burst 2. (noun) the act of breaking or bursting 1. He had to go to the hospital because he ruptured his appendix. 2. The storm caused a big rupture in the dam.

13

throb

(verb) to pound or beat rapidly or violently; to pulsate or vibrate I had a terrible headache and my head started to throb. Other forms: At the dance club, I was overwhelmed by the smoke and the bright, throbbing (adj) lights.

14

trivial

(adj) of very little importance or value Stop asking trivial questions and ask me something that matters! Synonyms: insignificant, commonplace Antonyms: valuable, worthwhile

15

wince

(verb) to move back suddenly as though in pain or fear Having cut his arm pretty badly, Wade winced whenever he accidentally touched it. Synonyms: flinch, recoil

16

(verb) to make or become less in amount or intensity We waited for the storm to ______ before we went outside. Synonyms: lessen, decrease Antonyms: increase, amplify

abate

17

(adj) not normal

Kane is a nice guy, but he has some really ________ habits. Synonyms: unusual, unique

abnormal

18

(adj) sudden or unexpected

We made an ____ change of plans when we realized we had no money.

abrubt

19

(verb) to speed up, or to cause to speed up

You can ________ a plant’s growth by using fertilizers. Antonyms: decelerate Other forms: A car with good acceleration (noun) can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in less than six seconds. If you want to learn another language quickly, you can take an accelerated (adj) class.

accelerate

20

(noun) the cause of serious pain and suffering, or a state of such suffering

Some people consider blindness an _______, but to others it is just a challenge. Other forms: Melanie was afflicted (verb) with a rare bone disease.

affliction

21

(verb) to surprise or amaze people into a state of shock Nina was ___to learn that her bus driver was actually 104 years old. Synonyms: astound Antonyms: bore

flabbergast

22

(adj) gloomy, harsh, and frightening

War is a ____business. Synonyms: dreadful, savage, frightful Antonyms: mild, delightful

grim

23

(adj) not willing to believe something

I tried to tell Becky about my 8-foot-tall boyfriend, but she was ___and didn’t think I was telling the truth . Synonyms: cynical, skeptical Antonyms: credulous, gullible

incredulous

24

(verb) to let someone know; to inform

When we lost our dog, we went from house to house and ____all the neighbors. Other forms: I was sad when my family received official notification (noun) that we would have to leave our home.

notify

25

perceive (verb) to become aware of through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing

Gazing through the mist, the elf could just barely _____the enemy army marching toward him. Synonyms: discern, spot Other forms: If you are perceptive (adj) and show a lot of perception (noun), you demonstrate that you are fully aware of what’s going on .

perceive

26

(adj) strong or healthy

The third little pig was the smartest because he built a ___house made out of bricks. Antonyms: weak, soft

robust

27

1. (verb) to break or burst 2. (noun) the act of breaking or bursting

1. He had to go to the hospital because he _____his appendix. 2. The storm caused a big ______in the dam.

rupture

28

(verb) to pound or beat rapidly or violently; to pulsate or vibrate

I had a terrible headache and my head started to ______. Other forms: At the dance club, I was overwhelmed by the smoke and the bright, throbbing (adj) lights.

throb

29

(adj) of very little importance or value

Stop asking ______questions and ask me something that matters! Synonyms: insignificant, commonplace Antonyms: valuable, worthwhile

trivial

30

(verb) to move back suddenly as though in pain or fear Having cut his arm pretty badly, Wade _____whenever he accidentally touched it. Synonyms: flinch, recoil

wince