Vocab pt.1

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ameliorate

become better; make better; improve; enhance

ant. worsen

amelioration

improvement

ant. degradation

conserve

keep from waste, loss, or decay; save

ant. worsen

conservation

preservation from loss, injury , or waste

conservationist

one who advocates the conservation of natural resources

detriment

injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage

ant. advantage

detrimental

harmful; damaging

ant. beneficial

exotic

1. introduced from another country; foreign
ant. native, indigenous
2. strikingly unusual; strange
ant. normal

folly

lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
ant. wisdom

formerly

in an earlier period; previously
ant. now

former

preceding; previous
ant. latter

harmony

peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquillity; concord
ant. conflict, disharmony

harmonious

friendly; amicable(peaceable)
ant. rude, unfriendly, mean

ignore

refuse to take notice of; disregard
ant. heed

ignoramus

ignorant; stupid person; dunce (ignorant)/dolt; dullard; nincompop
ant. smart, giving person; humble

impediment

something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle
ant. aid

impede

interfere with or slow progress of; hinder; obstruct
ant. help

indolent

disposed to avoid extertion; lazy; idle; lethargic
ant. industrious

indolence

idleness; laziness

intact

untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
ant. imperfect

invalid (adj.)

not binding in law; having no force or effect; valid; nugatory (ineffective)
ant. valid

invalidate

abolish; annul
ant. permit, approve

invalid (noun)

sickly disabled person

noncarcinogenic

not producing, or tending to produce, cancer

parsomonious

unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted;
ant. generous

parsimony

stinginess; parsimoniousness
ant. geneorsity, liberality

raze

to destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level
ant. erect (to build)

reticent

inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved
ant. frank

retience

restraint in communicating
ant. frankness

retire

1. withdraw from active duty or business
ant. begin, enter, join
2. to go to bed
ant. rise

retort (n)

quick, witty, or sharply reply; answer

retort (v)

answer, reply sharply or angrily
ant. ask

subvert

overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine
ant. uphold

subversion

sabotage; undermining
ant. establish, confirmation

unruffled

not upset or agitated; calm; cool; unflustered; imperturable; collected
ant. discomposed; frenzied

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