9th english level D unit 9

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auxiliary

adj. giving assistance or support; n. a helper, aid
SYN: adj. additional, back-up; n. reserve, accessory
ANT: adj. main, primary, principal

candid

adj. frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
SYN: forthright, plainspoken, unbiased ANT: insincere, evasive,

cubicle

n. a small room or compartment
SYN: enclosure, hole-in-the-wall ANT: vast hall, auditorium

drudgery

n. work that is hard and tiresome
SYN: toil, labor, grind ANT: play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun

envoy

n. a representative or messenger (as of a government)
SYN: agent, ambassador, emissary, minister

escalate

to rise

expedient

n. a means to an end; adj. advantageous, useful
SYN: n. contrivance, device; adj. serviceable
ANT: adj. inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous

feign

v. to pretend SYN: fake, sham, affect, simulate

flair

: a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
SYN: aptitude, bent, knack, gift, style, panache ANT: inability, incapacity

grievous

adj. causing sorrow or pain; serious
SYN: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant
ANT: joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting

heterogenous

adj. composed of different kinds, diverse
SYN: miscellaneous, mixed, variegated ANT: uniform, homogeneous, of a piece

horde

n. a vast number (as of people); a throng
SYN: crowd, mass, multitude, host, swarm
ANT: few, handful

impel

v. to force, drive forward
SYN: urge, push, spur, propel, incite ANT: discourage, check, restrain, curb

incredulous

adj. disbelieving, skeptical
SYN: dubious, mistrustful, doubting ANT: believing, trustful, gullible

inscribe

v. to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
SYN: imprint, enroll, enlist ANT: erase, rub out, delete, efface obliterate

monologue

n. a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
SYN: soliloquy, recitation ANT: dialogue, conversation colloquy

prognosis

n. a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
SYN: prediction, projection

rasping

adj. with a harsh, grating sound; n. a harsh sound
SYN: adj. scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravelly ANT: adj, sonorous, smooth, satiny, silky, mellow

repugnant

adj. offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
SYN: hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive
ANT: pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome

scuttle

v. to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something a decisive way; to run
hastily, scurry; n. a pail
SYN: v. abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump
ANT: v. keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve

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