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20 terms

9th english level D unit 9

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auxiliary
adj. giving assistance or support; n. a helper, aid
SYN: adj. additional, back-up; n. reserve, accessory
ANT: adj. main, primary, principal
candid
adj. frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
SYN: forthright, plainspoken, unbiased ANT: insincere, evasive,
cubicle
n. a small room or compartment
SYN: enclosure, hole-in-the-wall ANT: vast hall, auditorium
drudgery
n. work that is hard and tiresome
SYN: toil, labor, grind ANT: play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun
envoy
n. a representative or messenger (as of a government)
SYN: agent, ambassador, emissary, minister
escalate
to rise
expedient
n. a means to an end; adj. advantageous, useful
SYN: n. contrivance, device; adj. serviceable
ANT: adj. inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous
feign
v. to pretend SYN: fake, sham, affect, simulate
flair
: a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style
SYN: aptitude, bent, knack, gift, style, panache ANT: inability, incapacity
grievous
adj. causing sorrow or pain; serious
SYN: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant
ANT: joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting
heterogenous
adj. composed of different kinds, diverse
SYN: miscellaneous, mixed, variegated ANT: uniform, homogeneous, of a piece
horde
n. a vast number (as of people); a throng
SYN: crowd, mass, multitude, host, swarm
ANT: few, handful
impel
v. to force, drive forward
SYN: urge, push, spur, propel, incite ANT: discourage, check, restrain, curb
incredulous
adj. disbelieving, skeptical
SYN: dubious, mistrustful, doubting ANT: believing, trustful, gullible
inscribe
v. to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
SYN: imprint, enroll, enlist ANT: erase, rub out, delete, efface obliterate
monologue
n. a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
SYN: soliloquy, recitation ANT: dialogue, conversation colloquy
prognosis
n. a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
SYN: prediction, projection
rasping
adj. with a harsh, grating sound; n. a harsh sound
SYN: adj. scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravelly ANT: adj, sonorous, smooth, satiny, silky, mellow
repugnant
adj. offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
SYN: hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive
ANT: pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome
scuttle
v. to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something a decisive way; to run
hastily, scurry; n. a pail
SYN: v. abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump
ANT: v. keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve