Ellsworth Voc E Unit 10

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Acquiesce

(v.) To accept without protest; to agree or submit.
S- Comply with, accede, consent, yield.
A- Resist, protest.

Allure

(v.) To entice, tempt; to be attracted to.
(n.) A strong attraction; the power to attract, charm.
S- (v.) Beguile, tantalize. (n.) Temptation, enticement.
A- (v.) Repel, turn off. (n.) Repellant.

Askew

(adj., adv.) Twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly.
S- Awry, lopsided, cockeyed, off-kilter.
A- Straight, symmetrical, orderly.

Blithe

(adj.) Cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned.
S- Carefree, nonchalant, indifferent.
A- Glum, morose, despondent, depressed.

Contentious

(adj.) Quarrelsome, inclined to argue.
S- Argumentative, disputatious, combative.
A- Agreeable, amiable, affable, pacific.

Covet

(v.) To desire something belonging to another.
S- Crave, yearn for, hunger for.
A- Disdain, scorn, despise.

Crestfallen

(adj.) Discouraged, dejected, downcast.
S- Despondent, disconsolate.
A- Elated, cheerful, self-satisfied, cocky.

Disheveled

(adj.) Rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder.
S- Untidy, disarranged, tousled, unkempt.
A- Tidy, well-groomed, neat.

Exponent

(n.) One who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets.
(Math) The power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised.
S- Defender, champion, interpreter.
A- Critic, adversary, faultfinder, detractor.

Garrulous

(adj.) Given to much talking, tediously chatty.
S- Talkative, loquacious, long-winded.
A- Reticent, mum, taciturn, laconic, reserved.

Insuperable

(adj.) Incapable of being overcome.
S- Invincible, insurmountable, unbeatable.
A- Surmountable, conquerable, easily overcome.

Lamentable

(adj.) To be regretted or pitied.
S- Deplorable, regrettable, distressing.
A- Praiseworthy, commendable, laudable.

Misnomer

(n.) An unsuitable or misleading name.
S- Misnaming, malapropism, inappropriate name, contradiction.
A- None.

Profess

(v.) To affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend.
S- Assert, proclaim, purport.
A- Disclaim, disavow, repudiate.

Respite

(n.) A period of relief or rest.
S- Interval, intermission, lull, breather.
A- None.

Retribution

(n.) A repayment; a deserved punishment.
S- Recompense, requital, just deserts, payback.
A- None.

Sinuous

(adj.) Winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible.
S- Twisting, convoluted, supple, serpentine.
A- Direct, unbending, stiff, rigid.

Sonorous

(adj.) Full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style.
S- Resonant, resounding, grandiloquent.
A- Tinny, reedy, harsh, grating.

Vanguard

(n.) The foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field.
S- Forefront, cutting edge, trailblazers, front line.
A- Rear guard, stragglers, laggards.

Wastrel

(n.) A wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing.
S- Loafer, idler, profligate, squanderer.
A- Skinflint, tightwad, miser.

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