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20 terms

Vocabulary Workshop Level E (enriched edition) Unit 7

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abhor
(v.) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

Synonyms: detest, despise, abominate
Antonyms: admire, cherish, respect, relish
amend
(v.) to change in a formal way; to change for the better

Synonyms: modify, improve, correct
buffet
(v.) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (n.) a slap, blow

Synonyms: (v.)sock, thump, pummel, toss about
chaos
(n.) great confusion, disorder

Synonyms: anarchy, turmoil
Antonyms: order, regularity, tranquility
commodious
(adj.) roomy, spacious

Synonyms: comfortable, ample, capacious
Antonyms: cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient
corrosive
(adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic

Synonyms: caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful

Antonyms: bland, mild, benign, amiable
discern
(v.)to see clearly, recognize

Synonyms: perceive, detect, distinguish
Antonyms: overlook
extant
(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed or lost

Synonyms: surviving, in existence
Antonyms: extinct, vanished
implicate
(v.) to involve in; to connect with or be related to

Synonyms: incriminate, entangle
Antonyms: absolve, exculpate
inter
(v.) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

Antonyms: unearth, exhume
martinet
(n.) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

Synonyms: taskmaster, slave driver
obviate
(v.) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

Synonyms: preclude, forestall, ward off
renegade
(n.) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox

Synonyms: (n.) turncoat, heretic
Antonyms: (n.) loyalist, patriot
reprehensible
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment

Synonyms: objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious

Antonyms: commendable, blameless, meritorious
somber
(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit

Synonyms: mournful, dismal
Antonyms: bright, sunny, lighthearted, *jaunty
squalid
(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased

Synonyms: dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
Antonyms: neat, spruce, exalted, lofty
turbulent
(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

Synonyms: tumultuous, unruly, agitated
Antonyms: calm, placid, tranquil, still
vociferous
(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention

Synonyms: clamorous, uproarious, blustering
Antonyms: quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued
voluminous
(adj.)of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length

Synonyms: bulky, massive, plentiful
Antonyms: scant, meager
waive
(v.) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer

Synonyms: decline, relinquish, forgo
Antonyms: claim, accept