ELA unit 3 words

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abridge

(v.) to make shorter
s.shorten, condense
a. expand, enlarge

adherent

(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to
s. disciple
a. opponent, adversary

altercation

(n.) an angry argument
s.quarrel, dispute
a. agreement, accord

cherubic

(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
s.angelic, seraphic
a. impish, devilish

condone

(v) to pardon or overlook
s.ignore, wink at
a. censure, condemn

dissent

(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement
s.differ, dispute
a. agree, concur

eminent

(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
s. illustricous, reowned
a.obscure, nameless

exorcise

(v.) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
s. expel, dispel

fabricate

(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
s. put together, devise
a. take apart, undo

irate

(adj.) angry
s. incensed, livid
a. calm, cool

marauder

(n) a raider, plunderer
s. looter, pirate

obesity

(n.) excessive fatness
s. serious overweight, extreme corpulence
a. emaciation, gauntness

pauper

(n.) an extremely poor person
s. destitute person
a. millionaire, tycoon

pilfer

(v.) to steal in small quantities
s. filch, rob

rift

(n.) a split, break, breach
s. crack, fissure
a. reconciliation

semblance

(n.) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
s. appearance, air
a. dissimilarity, contrast

surmount

(v.) to overcome, rise above
s. conquer, triumph over
a. be vanquished, succumb to

terminate

(v.) to bring to an end
s. conclude, finish
a. begin, commence

trite

(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale
s. banal, hackneyed
a. novel, fresh

usurp

(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
s. seize illegally, comandeer

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