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25 terms

English Ch. 8 & 9

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bilk
v. to cheat or swindle; to thwart
syn: defraud; con
homily
n. a sermon
syn: lecture; speech
demise
n. death; ceasing to exist
syn: termination; discharge; release
emit
v. to send out: to give forth, as in sound or light
syn: produce; discharge; release
decadence
n. moral deterioration
syn: decay; corruption debauchery
ant: decency
aghast
adj. feeling great dismay or horror
syn: terrified; horrified; shocked
granary
n. a storehouse for grain
choleric
adj. easily angered
syn: irascible; cantankerous
ant: apathetic; impassive
impede
v. to hinder, obstruct
syn:delay; retard
ant: aid; encourage
qualm
n. a feeling of uneasiness
syn: misgiving
ant: ease
lampoon
n. a written satire used to ridicule or attack
syn: parody; caricature
narcissistic
adj. conceited; having excessive self-love
syn: vain; egotistic
ant: humble; modest
eradicate
v. to wipe out; to destroy
syn: eliminate
ant: add; create
fabricate
v. to concoct; to make up a story in order to deceive
syn: forge; fake
ghastly
adj. horrible; frightful
syn: dreadful; hideous
ant: lovely; attractive
beget
v. to produce; to make happen
syn: generate
ant: prevent
educe
v. to draw or bring out
syn: elicit
ant: suppress
glean
v. to collect bit by bit ; to gather with patient labor
syn: garner
ant: disperse
chafe
v. to wear or irritate, often through rubbing or friction
effrontery
n. shameless boldness
syn: impudence; nerve; audacity
ant: timidity
imbibe
v. to drink (especially alcohol)
feign
v. to pretend
syn: simulate; fake
desist
v. to stop; discontinue
syn: cease; end
ant: begin; start
allude
v. to hint at, to refer to indirectly
syn: suggest; imply
ant: expose
elite
n. the choice members or best of a group
syn: leaders
ant: common; multitude