20 terms

Sadlier Vocabulary Workshop (Level C): Unit 9

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apt
(adj.) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn SYNONYMS: appropriate, fit, liable ANTONYMS: inappropriate, slow
awry
(adj., adv.) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course SYNONYMS: (adj.) crooked, askew, amiss ANTONYMS: (adj.) straight, symmetrical
bludgeon
(n.) a short club used as a weapon; (v.) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point SYNONYMS: (n.) cudgel; (v.) clobber, clout
capitulate
(v.) to end resistance, give up, throw in the towel ANTONYMS: hold out, persist
chafe
(v.) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against; (n.) a sore or injury caused by rubbing SYNONYMS: (v.) irritate, scrape, abrade ANTONYMS: (v.) soothe, mollify, please, elate
defile
(v., trans.) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of; (v., intrans.) to march in a single line or in columns; (n.) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon SYNONYMS: (v., trans.) pollute, contaminate ANTONYMS: (v., trans.) cleanse, purify
dire
(adj.) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster SYNONYMS: disastrous, ominous, sinister, urgent ANTONYMS: favorable, auspicious, beneficial
disarming
(adj.) charming, tending to soften unfriendliness or suspicion SYNONYMS: endearing, winning ANTONYMS: alarming, troubling, disquieting
disgruntled
(adj., part) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed SYNONYMS: displease, grumpy, surly ANTONYMS: pleased, satisfied, content
encroach
(v.) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass SYNONYMS: intrude, infringe
endow
(v.) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality SYNONYMS: grant, bestow, present, bequeath ANTONYMS: take away, deprive
fend
(v.) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage SYNONYMS: stave off, cope
impunity
(n.) freedom from punishment SYNONYMS: exemption from penalty, immunity
mien
(n.) air, manner; appearance; expression SYNONYMS: look, bearing
penal
(adj.) having to do with punishment SYNONYMS: disciplinary
pertinent
(adj.) relating to the matter at hand, to the point SYNONYMS: germane, apropos ANTONYMS: unrelated, irrelevant, immaterial
predominant
(adj.) the greatest in strength or power; most common SYNONYMS: chief, major, paramount, prevalent
prodigy
(n.) something wonderful or marvelous; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent SYNONYMS: marvel, wonder, genius ANTONYMS: dumbbell, dunce, dullard
recluse
(n.) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world SYNONYMS: hermit
renown
(n.) fame, glory SYNONYMS: reputation, celebrity, prestige ANTONYMS: obscurity, infamy, notoriety
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