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20 terms

Unit 15

antonyms and words for sixth grade
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beacon
a light or other signal that warns and guides; a lighthouse;anything that guides or inspires
berserk
violently and destructively enraged
celestial
having to do with the sky or heavens; heavenly; yielding great bliss or happiness
chasten
to punish (in order to bring about improvement in behavior, attitude) to restrain moderate
confiscate
to seize by authority to take and keep
data
information; facts figures statistics
detract
to take away from reduce in value or reputation
encounter
a meeting especially one that is unplanned a meeting of enemies battle to meet or come upon
epic
a long narrative poem or other literary composition about the deeds of heroes an event or movement of great sweep; on a grand scale, vast, titanic
pantomime
a play or story performed without words by actors using only gestures to express in this way
pessimist
one who believes or expects the worst; prophet of doom
precaution
care taken beforehand a step or action taken to prevent something from happening
prosecute
to bring before court of law for trial to carry out
puncture
a small hole made by a sharp object to make such a hole pierce
retaliate
to get revenge; to strike back for an injury
sham
fake not genuine something false pretending to be genuine a pretender a decorated pillow covering to pretend
uncouth
unrefined crude awkward clumsy
underscore
to draw a line under; put special emphasis on; a line drawn under something
wholesome
healthy morally and socially sound and good helping to bring about or preserve good health
wistful
full of melancholy yearning or longing, sad, pensive