EDST 2003 Vocabulary Lesson (02.02)





PROSELYTE

 

 

 

a person who has changed from one opinion, 

religious belief,sect, or the like, to another

 

Synonyms: convert, disiciple, follower

 

 

 

 

ABSTEMIOUS

 


characterized by abstinence;

restraining behavior or apetite


Synonyms: ascetic, austere, frugal, moderate

Antonyms: gluttonous, indulgent, extravagant

 

 

 

PERAMBULATOR




Baby carriage

Synonyms: stroller, buggy

 

 

LACHRYMOSE



suggestive of or tending to cause tears;

given to sheading tears readily.

Synonyms: sad, tearful, weapy

Antonyms: chearful, happy, joyful

 

 

SCABBARD

 

 

A sheath for a sword or the like

 

Synonym: sheath 

 

 

SAGACIOUS


having or showing acute mental discernment

and keen practical sense.

Synonyms: smart, judicious, shrewd

Antonyms: careless, foolish, ignorant

 

 

CHIMERICAL



Wildly faniciful, highly unrealistic

Synonyms: absurd, imaginary, mythological

Antonyms: ordinary, real, sincere

 

 

SOBRIQUET

 

 

a nickname

Synonyms: alias, moniker, pseudonym

 

 

JEJUNE


lacking in knowledge or experience

Synonyms: juvenille, immature, childish, naive

Antonyms: mature, wise

 

 

COMESTIBLE

 

 

 

food item

Synonym: edible

 

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