20 terms

Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 8

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abut
(v.) to join at one end or be next to; to support, prop up SYNONYMS: border on, bolster
attire
(n.) clothes, apparel, garb; (v.) to dress, adorn, or bedeck SYNONYMS: (n.) clothing
avail
(v.) to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit; (n.) use, benefit, or value
crony
(n.) a very close friend, chum, buddy ANTONYMS: adversary, rival
cryptic
(adj.) puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic ANTONYMS: crystal clear, unambiguous
divergent
(adj.) going in different directions; different from each other; departing from convention, deviant SYNONYMS: not in agreement, differing, unorthodox, unconventional ANTONYMS: merging, intersecting, converging, orthodox, conventional
enmity
(n.) hatred, ill-will SYNONYMS: hostility, animosity ANTONYMS: friendship, amity
fervent
(adj.) very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot SYNONYMS: enthusiastic, burning, blazing, scorching ANTONYMS: blasé, apathetic, restrained, emotionless
gaunt
(adj.) thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren SYNONYMS: lean, lanky, all skin and bones ANTONYMS: plump, stout, corpulent
infiltrate
(v.) to pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily SYNONYMS: slip into, creep into, penetrate
nullify
(v.) to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out SYNONYMS: invalidate, annul ANTONYMS: confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction
perceptible
(adj.) capable of being grasped by the senses or mind SYNONYMS: noticeable, discernible, observable ANTONYMS: invisible, unnoticeable, indiscernible
plummet
(v.) to plunge straight down; (n.) a weight fastened to a line SYNONYMS: (v.) take a nosedive ANTONYMS: (v.) soar, skyrocket
proclaim
(v.) to declare publicly or officially SYNONYMS: announce, promulgate ANTONYMS: conceal, cover up
proxy
(n.) an agent, substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place SYNONYMS: deputy
rankle
(v.) to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse in time) SYNONYMS: irritate, vex, nettle, irk ANTONYMS: please, gratify
scavenger
(n.) a person who collect or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies SYNONYMS: rummager
stint
(v.) to limit, be sparing or frugal; (n.) a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity SYNONYMS: (v.) restrict, scrimp, economize ANTONYMS: (v.) splurge, squander, lavish
stoical
(adj.) self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain SYNONYMS: unresponsive, impassive ANTONYMS: excitable, emotional, hotheaded
unflagging
(adj.) tireless, continuing with vigor SYNONYMS: steady, undiminished, unremitting ANTONYMS: diminishing, drooping, sagging

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