Words in the coursework that I haven’t seen before



-to supply written explanatory notes

 Synonyms: Comment, define, illustrate, expound, remark, interpret, note, footnote, elucidate,explain, construe

Antonyms: be vague, mystify, obscure, confuse

Origin:  Latin from the 16th century from the Latin annotat -‘ marked’ from the verb annotare from ad – ‘to’ and  nota- ‘a mark’.



– The quality of being artificial

– Imitation of something found in Nature.  Synthetic is a replication of something found in nature

Synonyms: intentional, man-made, manufactured, false, counterfeit, deceptive, pretended , insincere.

Origin: Latin  from ‘artificialis’  , belonging to art, from artificium skill, artifice

‘ r e v e r i e ‘ 


– A state of being pleasantly lost in one’s thoughts ; a daydream.

” a knock on the door broke her reverie”

Synonyms:  daydream, trance, fantasy, vision, fancy, hallucination, musing

Origin: Early 17th century from Obsolete French resverie, from Old French reverie, rejoicing, revelry from rever ‘ be delirious’

All definitions are from Collins online Dictionary


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