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Vocabulary Workshop Level C Unit 2

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antics
n. pl. ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions
antics
synonyms: pranks, shenanigans
avowed
adj., part. declared openly and without shame, acknowledged
avowed
synonyms: admitted, sworn
avowed
antonyms: unacknowledged, undisclosed
banter
v. to exchange playful remarks, tease
banter
n. talk that is playful and teasing
banter
synonyms: joking, raillery
banter
antonym: serious talk
bountiful
adj. giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly
bountiful
synonyms: liberal, abundant, copious
bountiful
antonyms: scarce, scanty, in short supply
congested
adj., part. overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess
congested
synonyms: jammed, packed, choked
congested
antonyms: uncluttered, unimpeded
detriment
n. harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss, or damage
detriment
synonyms: hindrance, liability
detriment
antonyms: advantage, help, plus
durable
adj. sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time
durable
n. pl. consumer goods used repeatedly over a series of years
durable
synonyms: long-lasting, enduring
durable
antonyms: fragile, perishable, fleeting, ephemeral
enterprising
adj. energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing blodness and imagination
enterprising
synonyms: vigorous, ambitious, aggresive, audacious
enterprising
antonyms: lazy, indolent, timid, diffident
frugal
adj. economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager
frugal
synonyms: thrifty, skimpy
frugal
antonyms: wasteful, improvident, lavish, extravagant
gingerly
adj., adv. with extreme care or caution
gingerly
synonyms: cautiously, warily, circumspectly
gingerly
antonyms: firmly, confidently, aggressively
glut
v. to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing
glut
n. an oversupply
glut
synonyms: flood, inundate; surplus, plethora
glut
antonyms: shortage, scarcity, dearth, paucity
incognito
adj., adv. in a disguised state, under an assumed name or identity
incognito
n. the state of being disguised; a person in disguise
incognito
antonym: undisguised
invalidate
v. to make valueless, take away all force or effect
invalidate
synonyms: cancel, annul, disapprove, discredit
invalidate
antonyms: support, confirm, back up, legalize
legendary
adj. described in well-known stories; existing in old stories rather than in real life
legendary
synonyms: mythical, fabulous, famous, celebrated
maim
v. to cripple, disable, injure, mar, disfigure, mutilate
minimize
v. to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
minimize
synonyms: belittle, downplay, underrate
minimize
antonyms: magnify, enlarge, exaggerate
oblique
adj. slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct
oblique
synonyms: diagonal, indirect
oblique
antonyms: direct, straight to the point
veer
v. to change direction or course suddenly, turn aside, shift, swerve
venerate
v. to regard with reverence, look up to with great respect
venerate
synonyms: worship, rever, idolize
venerate
antonyms: despise, detest, ridicule, deride
wanton
adj. reckless; heartless, unjustifiable; loose in morals
wanton
n. a spoiled, pampered person; one with low morals
wanton
synonyms: rash, malicious, spiteful, unprovoked
wanton
antonyms: justified, morally strict, responsible