Vocab Week 7

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Philanthropy
Definition: love to mankind; donating to charity PofS: noun Synonym: humanitarianism Antonym: stealing Sentence: It is much better for celebrities to do deeds of philanthropy rather than luxurious spending.
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Tentative
Definition: experimental; temporary; uncertain PofS: adjective Synonym: hesitant Antonym: quick Sentence: I was tentative to pick up the phone because I knew there was only bad news on the other end.
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Deference
Definition: submission to another's will; respect; courtesy PofS: noun Synonym: compliance Antonym: disobedience Sentence: Some people show deference when asked to do something, while others resist.
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Vacillate
Definition: to be indecisive; to waver back and forth PofS: verb Synonym: fluctuate Antonym: persist Sentence: It is best to not vacillate when deciding on something, you should go with your first instinct.
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Fervor
Definition: passion PofS: noun Synonym: intensity Antonym: apathy Sentence: When people first fall in love they are often overcome with fervor and passion.
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Dispassionate
Definition: without passion; objective; neutral PofS: adjective Synonym: unemotional Antonym: passionate Sentence: Although I have great passion for animals, I am very dispassionate when it comes to bugs
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Pragmatic
Definition: practical; down-to-earth; based on experience rather than theory PofS: adjective Synonym: logical Antonym: irrational Sentence: It is important to be pragmatic when making business decisions and to use prior experience to assist you.
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Rigorous
Definition: strict; harsh; severe PofS: adjective Synonym: hard Antonym: easy Sentence: International Baccalaureate is the most rigorous program offered by Desert Mountain High School.
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Solemn
Definition: serious; grave PofS: adjective Synonym: glum Antonym: cheerful Sentence: Funerals are very solemn and gloomy for everyone in attendance.
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Alleviate
Definition: to lessen; to relieve, usually temporary or incompletely; to make bearable PofS: verb Synonym: lighten Antonym: increase Sentence: Massages can alleviate stress by lightening the pressure in your muscles.
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Definition: experimental; temporary; uncertain PofS: adjective Synonym: hesitant Antonym: quick Sentence: I was tentative to pick up the phone because I knew there was only bad news on the other end.

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Tentative

Card 3

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Definition: submission to another's will; respect; courtesy PofS: noun Synonym: compliance Antonym: disobedience Sentence: Some people show deference when asked to do something, while others resist.

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Card 4

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Definition: to be indecisive; to waver back and forth PofS: verb Synonym: fluctuate Antonym: persist Sentence: It is best to not vacillate when deciding on something, you should go with your first instinct.

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Card 5

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Definition: passion PofS: noun Synonym: intensity Antonym: apathy Sentence: When people first fall in love they are often overcome with fervor and passion.

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