12 terms

Unit 7 vocab

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barrier
(n) something that blocks the way; an obstacle

syn: an obstruction, fence, wall, blockade, safeguard
ant: an opening, passage
calculate
(v) to find out by using mathematics or reasoning; to reckon, estimate

syn: to gauge, figure, determine, judge
compose
(v) to be or make up the parts of, form; to create or write; to calm or quiet one's mind

syn: to produce, invent; to still, settle
ant: to annoy, disturb
considerable
(adj) fairly large in size or extent; worthy of attention

syn: great, sizable, major, important
ant: small, slight, negligible
deputy
(n) one chosen to help or take the place of another or act in that person's absence

syn: an assistant, aide, substitute
industrious
(adj) busy, working steadily

syn: active, occupied, energetic, untiring
ant: lazy, idle, loafing, slow
jolt
(v) to shake up roughly; to move along in a jerky or bumpy fashion
(n) a sudden bump or jerk; a shock or surprise

syn: (v) to jar, rattle, hit; (n) a lurch, bounce
loot
(v) to rob by force or violence, especially during war or time of unrest
(n) valuable things that have been stolen or taken by force

syn: (v) to steal, plunder; (n) prize, spoils
rejoice
(v) to feel joy or great delight; to make joyful

syn: to celebrate, cheer
ant: to grieve, mourn
reliable
(adj) deserving trust, dependable

syn: faithful, proven, trustworthy
ant: unreliable, questionable, fickle
senseless
(adj) lacking meaning, stupid or foolish; without use of the senses

syn: ridiculous, silly, illogical, birdbrained; unconscious
ant: brilliant, clever, smart
shrivel
(v) to shrink and wrinkle, especially from heat, cold, or dryness

syn: to wither, dry, contract
ant: to expand, enlarge, swell