Book 6 Test 3 Section 1
Dominant (adjective) Synonym: Superior
More important, powerful or noticeable than other things
- The firm has achieved a dominant position in the world market.
- The dominant feature of the room was the large fireplace.
Embrace (noun) Synonym: Hug, Acceptance
An act of putting your arms around somebody as a sign of love or friendship
- He held her in a warm embrace.
- There were tears and embraces as they said goodbye.
The act of accepting an idea, a proposal, a set of beliefs, etc, especially when it is done with enthusiasm
- The country’s eager embrace of modern technology
Frightened ( adjective) Synonym: Afraid
Afraid; feeling fear
- a frightened child
- Don't be frightened.
- I'd be frightened to death.
Grasp (verb) Synonym: Grip
Grasp somebody/something; to take a firm hold of somebody/something
- He grasped my hand and shook it warmly.
- Kay grasped him by the wrist.Synonyms
To understand something completely grasp something
- They failed to grasp the importance of his words.
Inevitably (adverb) Synonym: Necessarily
As is certain to happen
- Inevitably, the press exaggerated the story.
Legacy (noun) Synonym: Inheritance, Heritage
Money or property that is given to you by somebody when they die
- They each received a legacy of $5 000.
A situation that exists now because of events, actions, etc. that took place in the past
- Future generations will be left with a legacy of pollution and destruction.
- The problems were made worse by the legacy of centuries of neglect.
Realism (noun) Synonym: Actuality
A way of seeing, accepting and dealing with situations as they really are without being influenced by your emotions or false hopes
- There was a new mood of realism among the leaders at the peace talks.
(Of novels, paintings, films/movies, etc.) the quality of being very like real life
- The gritty realism of the new drama serial