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20 terms

Level D Enriched Unit 3

syn.=synonyms ant.=antonyms
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abridge
(v.) to make shorter; syn.-shorten, condense, abbreviate; ant.-expand, enlarge, augment
adherent
(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to; syn.-(n.) disciple; ant.-(n.) opponent, adversary, critic, detractor
altercation
(n.) an angry argument; syn.-quarrel, dispute, squabble; ant.-agreement, accord
cherubic
(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent; syn.-beatific; ant.-impish, devilish, diabolic, fiendish
condone
(v.) to pardon or overlook; syn.-ignore, wink at, look the other way; ant.-censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
dissent
(v.) to disagree; (n.) a disagreement; syn.-(v.) differ, dispute; ant.-(v.) agree, concur; (n.) unanimity
eminent
(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting; syn.-illustrious, renowned; ant.-nameless, unsung, lowly, humble
exorcise
(v.) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive; syn.-expel
fabricate
(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent; syn.-put together, devise, contrive, concoct; ant.-take apart, undo, destroy, demolish
gluttony
(n.) engaging in extreme eating or drinking; greedy overindulgence; syn.-overeating, ravenousness, rapaciousness; ant.-abstemiousness
irate
(adj.) angry; syn.-incensed, infuriated, livid; ant.-calm, composed, cool, unruffled
marauder
(n.) a raider, plunderer; syn.-looter, pirate
pauper
(n.) an extremely poor person; syn.-destitute person; ant.-billionaire
pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities; syn.-rob, swipe, purloin
rift
(n.) a split, break, breach; syn.-crack, fissure, gap, cleft; ant.-reconciliation
semblance
(n.) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition; syn.-air, aura, facade; ant.-dissimilarity, contrast, total lack
surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above; syn.-conquer, triumph over; ant.-be vanquished, be defeated, succumb to
terminate
(v.) to bring to an end; syn.-conclude, finish, discontinue; ant.-begin, commence
trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale; syn.-banal, hackneyed, corney; ant.-original, innovative
usurp
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right; syn.-seize illegally, supplant