(noun) a home; a place where someone lives
I just want to find a nice abode somewhere in the mountains.
Synonyms: house, residence
(verb) to admit that something is real or true; to express that you know someone or something
After being beaten three times in a row, Keema had to acknowledge that Stacey was the better ball player.
Synonyms: grant, concede Antonyms: deny
Other forms: The award was an acknowledgment (noun) of Stacey’s achievement.
(verb) to disturb either physically or emotionally; to shake up
The alarming news agitated Gene so much, he couldn’t sleep all night.
Antonyms: calm, soothe
Other forms: Upset that his girlfriend had dumped him, Zong was in an agitated (adj) state throughout the concert.
(verb) to take apart, often making something useless
Bud knew how to dismantle a car engine, but he had no idea how to put it back together.
Antonyms: assemble, build, construct
(adj) causing sadness or gloom.
Some people like rain storms, but to me rain is the most dismal weather.
Synonyms: bleak, dreary, joyless
Antonyms: bright, cheerful, happy
(adj) being nice and generous to strangers or guests.
Whenever I go to Naoko’s house, she just stays in her room and isn’t hospitable at all.
Other forms: Someone who is hospitable shows you hospitality (noun).
(verb) to make or become more intense; to strengthen
Instead of weakening, the storm only intensified as it hit the Florida coast.
Antonyms: calm, weaken
(verb) to beg for something, or to ask very seriously
The prisoner implored the judge to spare his life .
(verb) 1. to overwhelm with too much of something 2. to flood or cover, as with water
1. The phone lines were inundated with requests for the new pop single.
2. The hurricane waters completely inundated the town.
Other forms: The inundation (noun) of tourists in San Francisco in the summertime changes the city.
(adj) being careless; not paying attention to the things you have to do
Britney was a negligent babysitter; she spent the whole time texting her friends and ignoring the kids.
Synonyms: indifferent, inconsiderate
Antonyms: careful, mindful
Other forms: Because of Britney’s negligence (noun), she was never hired as a babysitter again.
(noun) a speech, especially one in public for a special occasion
The president gave an important oration from the steps of the Capitol building.
Other forms: You can orate (verb) for hours if people are listening, but you better be a good orator (noun).
(verb) to bother or disturb greatly
Nothing perturbs our teacher more than when someone’s cell phone rings in class.
Synonyms: upset, unsettle Antonyms: calm, please
(verb) to scold in a very strong or serious way
I was reprimanded for having my cell phone ring in class.
Other forms: Reprimand can also be a noun, meaning “a strong scolding from someone in authority”:
I received an angry reprimand for not doing my homework.
(noun) something that comes after something else, especially a book or movie that continues the story of an earlier work
When it comes to X-Men movies, I think the sequels were even better than the original.
(verb) to be in charge of something or someone; to manage
If you work at a camp, you have to be good at supervising little kids.
Synonyms: manage, control, guide
Other forms: Without any supervision (noun ) from a supervisor (noun), the kids began to spread peanut butter all over their arms and legs.