||Part of Speech
||a short and amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person
||Tale, short story, account
||Good speakers often use anecdotes in their speeches to engage listeners.
||typical of a particular person, place, or thing
||Distinctive, innate, unique
||Common, atypical, irregular
||One characteristic of North Carolina is the red clay in the ground.
||1. write or create* 2. constitute, make up
||Construct, formulate, devise
||Stan Lee composed some of the best superheroes ever!
||1. expressing or involving an analysis of the merits and faults of a work of literature, music, or art* 2. involving the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment* 3. expressing adverse or disapproving comments or judgments
||Analytical, discerning, interpretative
||Cursory, superficial, perfunctory
||My friends become annoyed when they watch a movie with me, and I am critical of the errors in the movie.
||become apparent, important, or prominent
||Appear, arise, materialize
||Submerge, fade, recede
||I wonder who will emerge to be the Valedictorian of the school this year.
||extremely obvious or conspicuous
||Flagrant, blatant, conspicuous
||Unnoticeable, obscure, covert
||The bright yellow Volkswagon bug was glaring in the midst of all of the other cars in the parking lot.
||involve oneself deeply in a particular activity or interest* [or] dip or submerge in a liquid
||Engulf, inundate, soak
||Reject, neglect, dry
||Every summer I immerse myself in good books, the beach, and the sun.
||1. show or prove to be right or reasonable* 2. be a good reason for
||Excuse, vindicate, exonerate
||Blame, accuse, abrogate
||Laura justified her presence at her friend’s house by saying they were studying together.
||no longer used because something newer exists : replaced by something newer
||Dated, antiquated, outmoded
||Modern, contemporary, advanced
||I have six obsolete cell phones in my junk drawer.
||having great power, influence, or effect
||Powerful, vigorous, efficacious
||Weak, ineffectual, unproductive
||Chocolate is a potent weapon against sadness.
||closely connected or appropriate to the matter at hand (antonym: irrelevant)
||Germane, pertinent, apropos
||Irrelevant, immaterial, irrelative
||What you were doing is very relevant to whether or not you are grounded!
||not made real or actual; not resulting in accomplishment, as a task or aim
||Unfulfilled, unsuccessful, futile
||Successful, triumphant, thriving
||If you never try, your dreams will always be unrealized.