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Vocabulary - Unit 2 - 6th grade

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adverse
unfavorable, negative; working against; hostile
Synomyns: difficult, trying
Antonyms: favorable, positive, helpful, beneficial
arid
extremely dry; uninteresting, dull
Synomyns: waterless, parched, boring, unimaginative
Antonyms: waterlogged, soggy, fertile, lush
assailant
a person who atacks violently
Synomyns: attacker, mugger
Antonmyns: victim, prey, injured party
billow
(n) a large wave (v) to rise or swell like a wave
Synomyns:(n) breaker; (v)surge, bulge, balloon
Antonyms: (n) trough (v) deflate, collapse
confront
(v) to meet face to face
Synonyms: encounter, face
Antonyms: avoid, evade, sidestep
constrain
(v) to force, compel, to restrain, holdback
Synonyms: pressure , restrict, confine, limit
Antonyms: loosen, liberate, unfetter, relax
contemporary
(adj) belonging to the same period of time as oneself;mperson of the same time
Synonyms: present day, modern, current
Antonyms: ancient, prehistoric, antique
depict
(v) to portray, to represent or show in the form of a picture
Synonyms: sketch, draw, illustrate, picture
disinterested
(adj) fair-minded, free from self motives, indifferent
Synonyms: neutral, impartial, unbiased, apathetic
Antonyms: partial, biased, predjudiced
encompess
(v) to encircle, go or reach around, to enclose, to include with a certain group
Synonyms: surround, envelop, comprise
Antonyms: leave out, omit, exclude
groundless
(adj) without any good reason or cause
Synonyms: baseless, unsupported
Antonyms: well-founded, reasonable, justifed
hypocrite
(n) a person who pretends to be what she or he is not or better than he or she really is
Synonyms: phony, charltan, fraud
incomprehensible
(adj) impossible to understand
Synonyms: baffling, confusing, bewildering
Antonyms: clear, understandable, plain, intelligible
manipulate
(v) to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage
Synonyms: work, maneuver, exploit, influence
maximum
(n) the greatest possible amount or degree
Synonyms: largest, highest, utmost
Antonyms: least, lowest, smallest, minimum
mimic
(n) a person that does imitations (v) to imitate
Synonyms: copycat, impersonator, parrot
ruffle
(v) to wrinkle, to annoy, to make uneven, to upset
(n) a gathered piece of material used for trimming edges
Synonyms: (v) disturb (n) frill
Antonyms: (v) to smooth out, soothe
serene
(adj) peaceful, calm, free of emotional upset, clear and free
Synonyms: tranquil, composed, fair, august
Antonyms: agitated, troubled, stormy, inclement
sheepish
(adj) embarassed, meek, resenmling a sheep in meekness
Synonyms: shamefaced, meek
Antonyms: bold, saucy, brazen, confident
stamina
(n) the strength needed to keep going or overcome pysical or mental strain; staying power
Synonyms: endurance