Vocabulary Workshop Level G: Unit 1
The acquisitive retailer knew all of the property loopholes to acquire more money.
Synonyms: greedy, grasping
The robber arrogated the pictures from the museum.
Synonyms: expropriate, usurp
The children thought the park was too banal.
Synonyms: stale, insipid
The students belabored on their essays.
Synonyms: overwork, pound
The carping from the student kept us from finishing our project.
Synonyms: nit-picking, caviling
The coherent team was able to push through their bad start and won the game.
Synonyms: connected, unified
The cook congealed the water to create ice.
Synonyms: harden, jell
While trying to emulate a singer, he failed miserably.
Synonyms: copy, mimic
The coach gave his player an encomium after working hard at the game.
Synonyms: panegyric, eulogy
The troublemakers were trying to eschew the police.
Synonyms: abstain from, steer clear of
The assignment is germane to what we are learning now.
Synonyms: pertinent, relevant
He was always hungry because of his insatiable hunger.
Synonyms: unquenchable, ravenous
My intransigent partner would not change the way he thought.
Synonyms: uncompromising, unyielding
Everyone at the office tries to avoid the invidious boss.
Synonyms: malicious, spiteful
He gave a largesse to the cancer charity.
Synonyms: liberality, bounty
The commander sent out a reconnaissance to all the soldiers.
Synonyms: scouting expedition, investigation
The detective substantiated that the man was guilty.
Synonyms: verify, confirm
The taciturn student contributed very little to our project.
Synonyms: tight-lipped, uncommunicative
The lawyer temporized to give his client time to think of an answer.
Synonyms: hedge, procrastinate
The boss fought for his tenable position.
Synonyms: defensible, justifiable