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Language Arts Vocab Unit 1.2

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Catastrophe
noun
a disaster with widespread effects
Synonyms: calamity, tragedy, cataclysm
Antonyms: xxx
Detest
verb
to hate, to loathe
Synonyms: abhor, despise
Antonyms: love, adore, cherish
Diminish
verb
to make something smaller, to make something seem less valuable or important
Synonyms: decrease, reduce
Antonyms: increase
Dynamic
adjective
characterized by constant activity or change, often with positive results
Synonyms: powerful, energetic, passionate
Antonyms: dull, halfhearted
Indulge
verb
to gratify a desire, appetite, or whim (whim means "a spontaneous urge"); to treat oneself to something
Synonyms: satisfy, give in to
Antonyms: xxx
Inimitable
adjective
impossible to imitate or copy; unique
Synonyms: incomparable, distinctive
Antonyms: ordinary, common
Magnitude
noun
size, extent, dimension
Synonyms: immensity, significance
Antonyms: insignificance, unimportance
Notorious
adjective
widely known or spoken of, especially for something unfavorable or bad
Synonyms: infamous, well-known
Antonyms: unknown
Oppress
verb
to treat harshly, brutally, or unfairly
Synonyms: abuse, tyrannize
Antonyms: help
Timid
shy; showing a lack of courage or confidence
Synonyms: fearful, faint-hearted
Antonyms: brave, self-confident
Ultimate
adjective
1. last or final
2. fundamental, best
Synonyms: concluding, end; absolute
Antonyms: beginning, first
Vanquish
verb
to defeat, conquer, or overcome
Synonyms: triumph over, overcome
Antonyms: lose to
-dia-
Through, across, between
Ex: diameter
a straight line passing through the center of a circle
Ex: diagram
Lines ordered to represent something