vocab final; units 7-15

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Actuated

to move in esteem, degrade, to humble
S: lower, humilate, prostate, demean

Annex

to add, attach, to incorporate, an attachment or addition
S: join, acquire, appropriate, procure

Apex

the highest point, tip
S: peak, summit, acme,crowning point

Apportion

to divide and give out in shares
S: distribute, allot, parcelout, allocate

Auxiliary

giving assistance, or support, a helper aid
S: additional, back up, reserve, accessory

Boorish

rude, unrefined, clumsy
S: vulgar, crude, uncouth, illmannered, gauche

Chide

to blame, scold
S: upbraid, reprimand, rebuke, chastise

Cleave

to cut or split open, to cling
S: sever, halve, sunder, adhere, clasp

Clique

a small, exclusive group of people
S: inner circle, coterie

Combatant

a fighter, engaged in fighting
S: soldier, disputant, warrior, hostile, battling

Comport

to conduct or bear oneself, behave, to be in agreement
S: deport oneself, agree, concur

Concerted

planned or performed in cooperation with others
S: joint, cooperative, combined, consolidated

Cordial

in a friendly manner, hearty, cheery, a liqueur
S: hospitable, affable, warm, convivial

Drudgery

work that is hard and tiresome
S: toil, labor, grind

Emancipate

to free from slavery, to release
S: set loose, unchain, unshackle, unfetter

Enlightened

free from ignorance and false ideas, possessing sound understanding
S: knowing, informed, aware, cultivated

Glib

ready and fluent in speech, thoughtless, insincere
S: superficial, pat, oily, unctuous, facile

Grievous

causing sorrow, or pain, serious
S: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant

Harry

to make a destructive raid on, to tormen, harass
S: badger, pester, hound, pillage, ravage

Impenitent

not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses
S: remorseless, unrepentant, incorrigible

Infinitum

endlessly
S: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly

Influx

a coming in, inflow
S: inpouring, inrush, invasion

Institute

to establish, set up, an organization for the promotion of learning
S: found, bring about, academy

Knave

a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow
S: rascal, rogue, scoundrel, miscreant

Languid

drooping, without energy, sluggish
S: lazy, sluggish, listless, slack, lethargic

Liability

a debt, somthing disadvantageous
S: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback

Maltreat

to abuse, use roughly or crudely
S: misusem mistreat, harm, aggrive

Pallor

an extreme or unnatural paleness
S: wanness, lividness, bloodlessness

Ponder

to consider carefully, reflection
S: think over, ruminate, contemplate

Preamble

an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
S: opening, preface, prologue, preliminary

Preposterous

ridiculous, senseless
S: nonsenal, absurd, incredible

Prognosis

a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
S: prediction, projection

Proponents

one who puts forward a proposal, one who supports a cause or belief
S: supporter, advocate, exponent

Quarry

to cut or take from, a place from which stone is taken, something that is hunted or pursued
S: prey, game, victim, excavation, pit, mine

Rabid

furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected with rabies
S: fanacial

Rancid

stale, spoiled
S: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid

Rasping

with a harsh, gratting sound, a harsh sound
S: scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravely

Recoup

to make up for regain
S: recover, retrieve

Render

to cause to become, to perform, to deliver officially, to process, extract
S: present, furish, submit, make, effect

Skeptical

inclined to doubt, show to accept somthing as true
S: dubious, suspicious, incredulous

Slipshod

untidy in dress, personal habits, etc, careless, sloppy
S: messy, untidy, slovenly, slapdash, carsory

Sordid

wretchedly poor, rundown, mean or selfish
S: filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy, sleazy

Sprightly

lively, full of life, spicy, flavorful
S: frisky, preppy, spirted, animated, buoyant

Statute

a law
S: rule, ordinance, enactment

Sterling

genuine, excellent, made of silver of standard fineness
S: first, rate outstanding, worthy, pure

Untenable

not capable of being held or defended, impossible to maintain
S: indefensible, insupportable, groundless

Venture

a risky or daring undertaking, to expose to danger, to dare during the age of exploration
S: gamble, try, chance, under take

Versatile

able to do many things well, capable of many uses
S: adaptable, handy, all around, many sided

Wily

sly, shrewd, cunning
S: clever, tricky, artful, foxy, cagey

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