Vocabulary Unit #8

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Terms and defintions

avail

part of speech: verb and noun
definition: (verb) to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit
(noun) use, benefit, or value

crony

part of speech: noun
definition: a very close friend or pal
synonym: chum, buddy
antonym: enemy, rival

cryptic

part of speech: adjective
definition: puzzling, mystifying, enigmatic
antonym: crystal clear, unambiguous

divergent

part of speech: adjectives
definition: going in different directions; different from each other; departing from convention, deviant
synonym: unorthodox, differing unconventional
antonym: merging, intersecting, orthodox, conventional

gaunt

part of speech: adjective
definition: thin and bony; starved looking; bare; barren
synonym: lean, scrawny, lanky
antonym: plump, chubby, stout, corpulent

infiltrate

part of speech: verb
definition: to pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily
synonym: slip into, creep into, penetrate

nullify

part of speech: verb
definition: to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out
synonym: invalidate, annul
antonym: confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction

proxy

part of speech: noun
definition: an agent; a substitute; or written permission allowing one person to act in another's place
synonym: deputy, representative

scavenger

part of speech: noun
definition: a person who colelcts or removes useable items from waste materials; or an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
synonym: rummager

stint

part of speech: verb and noun
definition: (verb) to limit; to be sparing or frugal
(noun) a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity
synonym: restrict, scrimp, economize
antonym: splurge, squander, lavish

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