L.A unit 5 vocab words to know

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Acute

with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp andsevere; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time
Synonyms: clever, penetrating
Antonyms: dull, blunted, mild, stupid, obtuse

Bluster

(v.) - to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts
(n.) - speech that is loud and threatening
Synonyms: (v.) spout, rant, brag, swagger; (n.) bravado

Bungle

(v.) - to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruinsomething through clumsiness
Synonyms: blunder, botch, mess up

Commentary

a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
Synonyms: explanation, remarks, narration,description, account, review analysis

Duration

the length of time that something lasts

Eerie

causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
Synonyms: frightening, spooky, creepy

Facet

one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem
Synonyms: angle, characteristic, factor, element, cut

Fidelity

the state of being faithful; accuracy in details,exactness
Synonyms: loyalty, faithfulness
Antonyms: disloyalty, treachery, inexactness

Fray

(n.) - a brawl, a noisy quarrel (v.) - to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate
Synonyms: (n.) scuffle; (v.) unravel

Headstrong

(adj.) - willful, stubborn
Synonyms: obstinate, mulish, unruly
Antonyms: obedient, docile, submissive

Inhabitant

(n.) - one living permanently in a given place
Synonyms: resident, native, occupant, tenant
Antonyms: stranger, outsider, visitor, foreigner

Numb

(adj.) - having lost the power of feeling or movement
(v.) - to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling
Synonyms: (adj.) unfeeling, insensible, daze
Antonyms: (adj.) sensitive, alert

Pacify

(v.) - to make peaceful or calm; to soothe
Synonyms: mollify, placate
Antonyms: anger, arouse, stir up, foment, ignite

ravenous

(adj.) - greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
Synonyms: starved, famished, voracious, wolfish
Antonyms: not hungry, well-fed, satisfied, satiated

refute

(v.) - to prove incorrect
Synonyms: disprove, rebut
Antonyms: prove, support, confirm, corroborate

remorse

deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience
Synonyms: guilt
Antonyms: clear conscience, guiltlessness

setback

something that interferes with progress; a
disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a
step-like recession in a wall
Synonyms: failure, reversal
Antonyms: advance, gain, progress, triumph

smug

overly self-satisfied, self-righteous
Synonyms: conceited, complacent
Antonyms: discontented, disgruntled

synopsis

a brief statement giving a general view of
some subject, book, etc.; a summary
Synonyms: outline, digest, abstract

tarry

to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay
for a while
Synonyms: dawdle, dallyAntonyms: rush, hasten, leave, depart

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