English Ch. 8 & 9

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bilk

v. to cheat or swindle; to thwart
syn: defraud; con

homily

n. a sermon
syn: lecture; speech

demise

n. death; ceasing to exist
syn: termination; discharge; release

emit

v. to send out: to give forth, as in sound or light
syn: produce; discharge; release

decadence

n. moral deterioration
syn: decay; corruption debauchery
ant: decency

aghast

adj. feeling great dismay or horror
syn: terrified; horrified; shocked

granary

n. a storehouse for grain

choleric

adj. easily angered
syn: irascible; cantankerous
ant: apathetic; impassive

impede

v. to hinder, obstruct
syn:delay; retard
ant: aid; encourage

qualm

n. a feeling of uneasiness
syn: misgiving
ant: ease

lampoon

n. a written satire used to ridicule or attack
syn: parody; caricature

narcissistic

adj. conceited; having excessive self-love
syn: vain; egotistic
ant: humble; modest

eradicate

v. to wipe out; to destroy
syn: eliminate
ant: add; create

fabricate

v. to concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive
syn: forge; fake

ghastly

adj. horrible; frightful
syn: dreadful; hideous
ant: lovely; attractive

beget

v. to produce; to make happen
syn: generate
ant: prevent

educe

v. to draw or bring out
syn: elicit
ant: suppress

glean

v. to collect bit by bit ; to gather with patient labor
syn: garner
ant: disperse

chafe

v. to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction

effrontery

n. shameless boldness
syn: impudence; nerve; audacity
ant: timidity

imbibe

v. to drink (especially alcohol)

feign

v. to pretend
syn: simulate; fake

desist

v. to stop; discontinue
syn: cease; end
ant: begin; start

allude

v. to hint at, to refer to indirectly
syn: suggest; imply
ant: expose

elite

n. the choice members or best of a group
syn: leaders
ant: common; multitude

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