Vocab Unit 7

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abhor

v. to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

Syn: detest, despise, abominate

Ant: admire, cherish, respect, relish

amend

v. to change in a formal way, to change for the better

Syn: modify, improve, correct

buffet

v. to slap or cuff, to strike repeatedly, to drive or force blows, to force one's way with difficulty

n. a slap, blow

Syn: batter sock, thump, pummel, toss about

chaos

n. great confusion, disorder

Syn: anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium

Ant: order, regularity, tranquillity

commodious

adj, roomy, spacious

Syn: comfortable, ample, capacious

Ant: cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient

corrosive

adj. eating away gradually, acid like; bitterly sarcastic

Syn: caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful

Ant: bland, mild, benign, amiable

discern

v. to see clearly, recognize

Syn: perceive, detect, distinguish

Ant: overlook

extant

adj. still existing; not exterminated, destroyed or lost

Syn: surviving, in existence

Ant: extinct, defunct, vanished

implicate

v. to involve in; to connect with or be related to

Syn: incriminate, entangle

Ant: absolve, exculpate

inter

v. to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

Ant: unearth, exhume

martinet

n. a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

Syn: taskmaster, slave driver

obviate

v. to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

Syn: preclude, forestall, ward off

renegade

n. one who leaves a group, deserter, outlaw

adj. traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox

Syn: turncoat, defector, heretic

Ant: loyalist, patriot

reprehensible

adj. deserving blame or punishment

Syn: objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious

Ant: commendable, blameless, meritorious

somber

adj. dark, gloomy, depressed or melancholy in spirit

Syn: mournful, dismal

Ant: bright, sunny, lighthearted, cheerful, jaunty

squalid

adj. filthy, wretched, debased

Syn: dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject

Ant: neat, spruce, exalted, lofty

turbulent

adj. disorderly, riotous, violent, stormy

Syn: tumultuous, unruly, agitated

Ant: calm, placid, tranquil, still

vociferous

adj. loud and noisy, compelling attention

Syn: clamorous, uproarious, blustering

Ant: quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued

voluminous

adj. of great size, numerous, writing or speaking at great length

Syn: bulky, massive, copious, plentiful

Ant: scant, meager, brief, succinct

waive

v. to do without, give up voluntarily, to put off temporarily, defer

Syn:: decline, relinquish, forgo

Ant: claim, accept

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