Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Level C Unit 3

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instigate

(v.) to urge on; to stir up, provoke, start, incite

ant: stop, quell, squelch, quash

prodigious

(adj.) immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree

syn: gigantic, tremendous, astounding
ant: puny, minuscule, insignificant

relevant

(adj.) connected with or related to the matter at hand

syn: pertinent, germane, applicable
ant: unconnected, extraneous

audacious

(adj.) bold, adventurous, recklessly daring

syn: enterprising, brave
ant: timid, cowardly

myriad

(adj.) in very great numbers; (n.) a very great number

syn: innumerable, countless
ant: few, scant, sparse

allot

(v) to assign or distribute into shares or portions

syn: apportion, parcel out, allocate

vie

(v.) to compete; to strive for victory or superiority

syn: contend, rival

skittish

(adj.) extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely cautious; unstable, undependable

syn: jumpy, restive, capricious, fickle
ant: bold, daring reckless, cool, unflappable

perspective

a point of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the apperance to the eye of verious objects at a given time of place or distance

syn: viewpoint, sense of proportion

elite

(n.) the choice part of a group of people or things; (adj.) superior

syn: (n) cream of the crop, upper crust
ant: (n) rank and file, dregs of society

amass

(v.) to bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble

syn: acumulate, pile up, garner
ant: scatter, dissipate, squander, waste

tether

(n.) a rope or chain used to fasten something to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or resources; (v.) to fasten with a rope or chain

syn: (v) tie up, chain up, leash
ant: (v) untie, let loose

comply

(v.) to yield to a request or command

syn: submit to, consent to, acquiese in
ant: reject, refuse, decline

devoid

(adj.) not having or using, lacking

syn: wanting, bereft
ant: full, teeming, abounding

grapple

(n.) an iron hook used to grab and hold; (v.) to come to grips with, wrestle or fight with

syn: (v) tackle, confront, struggle with

perturb

(v.) to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion

syn: upset, agitate, anger, irritate
ant: delight, gladden, please

incapacitate

(v.) to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible

syn: disable, debilitate, paralyze, cripple
ant: rehabilitate, restore

willful

(adj.) stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate

syn: headstrong, obsitnate, premiditated
ant: docile, obedient, tractable

unison

(n.) a sounding together; agreement or accord

syn: harmony, concord, assent

longevity

(n.) long life, long duration, length of life

ant: brevity, transience

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