IEW Vocabulary, Weeks 1-8

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intrepid

Adj: fearless
Synonyms: brave, courageous, undaunted, audacious

dilapidated

Adj: partly ruined; broken down
Synonyms: rickety, deteriorating, in disrepair

massive

Adj: huge
Synonyms: colossal, gigantic, immense, vast

fetid

Adj: stinky
Synonyms: rank, foul, putrid

stunned

Adj: shocked
Synonyms: dazed, stupefied, astounded

flee

V: to run away, as from danger
Synonyms: dash, bolt, retreat

desecrate

V: to destroy the beauty or holiness of a scared place
Synonyms: defile, profane, degrade, corrupt

tenacious

Adj: not giving up
Synonyms: persistent, determined, steadfast, resolved

extol

V: to praise highly
Synonyms: laud, exalt, commend, acclaim

fatigued

Adj: tired or worn out
Synonyms: weary, exhausted

rebuke

V:to blame or find fault with
Synonyms: chide, reprove, reproach, criticize

intrigued

Adj: curious or fascinated by something
Synonyms: absorbed, captivated, enthralled, aroused

pursue

V: to chase
Synonyms: stalk, trail, hound, track

hastily

Adv: quickly and with little thought
Synonyms: rashly, hurriedly, impulsively

vacant

Adj: empty
Synonyms: void, abandoned

credible

Adj: believable
Synonyms: veracious, forthright, plausible, well-grounded

uniform

Adj: of the same form or manner with others
Synonyms: consistent, compatible

perturbed

Adj: annoyed
Synonyms: upset, unsettle, agitate

foremost

Adj: first in time, place, or order
Synonyms: chief, headmost, paramount

reform

N an improvement
V to make better
Synonyms: verbs: adapt, adjust, change
nouns:amendment, correction

bestow

V: to give or grant
Synonyms: award, bequeath, favor, entrust

devout

Adj: devoted to religion
Synonyms:adherent, ardent, faithful

renowned

Adj: famous; of good reputation
Synonym: distinguished, celebrated, acclaimed, lauded

proficient

Adj: skilled or expert
Synonym: accomplished, capable, savvy, skillful

apprehend

V: to seize
Synonym: capture, nab, bust

stymied

V: blocked
Synonym: arrest, deter, hinder, obstruct, prevent

plummet

V: to drop straight down
Synonym: crash, collapse, descend, plunge

interminable

Adj: seemingly endless
Synonym:boundless, ceaseless, everlasting, incessant,wearisome

feeble

Adj: weak
Synonyms: decrepit, powerless, inefficient, ineffectual, lame

clad

V: clothed
Synonym: attire, outfit, equip, guise

scorn

V: reject with disgust
Synonym: abominate, detest, loathe. despise

elite

Adj: a socially superior group
Synonym: top-notch, aristocratic, noble, exclusive, choice

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