Unit 8

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abut

syn: border on, bolster

attire

syn: clothing

crony

ant: enemy, rival

cryptic

ant: crystal clear, unambiguous

divergent

syn: not in agreement, differing, unorthodox, unconventional ant: merging, intersecting, converging, orthodox, conventional

enmity

syn: hostility, animosity, antagonism ant: friendship, amity

fervent

syn: enthusiastic, ardent, burning, blazing, scorching ant: blase, apathetic, restrained, emotionless

gaunt

syn: lean, scrawny, lanky, all skin and bones ant: plump, chubby, stout, corpulent

infiltrate

syn: slip into, creep into, penetrate

nullify

syn: invalidate, annul ant: confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction

perceptible

syn: noticeable, discernible, observable ant: invisible, unnoticeable, indiscernible

plummet

syn: take a nose dive ant: soar, skyrocket

proclaim

syn: announce, promulgate ant: conceal, cover up

proxy

syn: deputy, representative

rankle

syn: irritate, vex, nettle, irk, gall ant: please, delight, gratify

scavenger

syn: rummager

stint

syn: restrict, scrimp, economize ant: splurge, squander, lavish

stoical

syn: unresponsive, impassive ant: excitable, emotional, hotheaded

unflagging

syn: steady, undiminished, unremitting ant: diminishing, drooping, sagging

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