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Sadlier-Oxford Level E Unit 9

This is a flashcard set for unit 9 of Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E (copyright 2005). This book is typically used for 8th grade honors level classes. This is the format: definition; illustrative sentence; synonyms; antonyms
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allocate
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute.

Syn.: assign, allot, distribute.
ardent
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned.

Syn.: intense, fervent, avid.

Ant.: indifferent, stolid, phlegmatic, apathetic.
assiduous
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent.

Syn.: industrious, unremitting, sedulous.

Ant.: lazy, lackadaisical, shiftless.
brash
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent.

Syn.: rash, impetuous, brazen, impertinent.

Ant.: prudent, wary, cautious, circumspect.
capricious
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies.

Syn.: impulsive, fickle, unpredictable, mercurial.

Ant.: constant, steady, unwavering.
chastise
(verb) to inflict physical punishment as a means of correction; to scold severely.

Syn.: discipline, censure.

Ant.: commend, reward.
copious
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose.

Syn.: ample, profuse, bountiful.

Ant.: inadequate, meager, scanty, concise.
deviate
(v.) to turn aside; to stray from a norm; (n.) one who departs from a norm; (adj.) differing from a norm, heterodox, unconventional.

Syn.: (v.) diverge, veer, swerve.

Ant.: (v.) conform to, abide by; (adj.) orthodox.
emaciated
(adj., part.) unnaturally thin.

Syn.: withered, shriveled.

Ant.: plump, fat, obese, corpulent.
exult
(verb) to rejoice greatly.

Syn.: revel, glory.

Ant.: mope, sulk, regret, rue, lament.
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisted, lumpy.

Syn.: knotty, misshapen, contorted.

Ant.: smooth, unblemished, straight.
indemnity
(noun) a payment for damage or loss.

Syn.: compensation, restitution, reparation.
inkling
(noun) a hint; a vague notion.

Syn.: clue, intimation, suggestion.
limpid
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood.

Syn.: lucid, intelligible.

Ant.: murky, opaque.
omnipotent
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority.

Syn.: all-powerful.

Ant.: powerless, impotent, feeble, weak.
palatable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste or one's sensibilities; suitable for consumption.

Syn.: edible, appetizing, attractive.

Ant.: inedible, distasteful, disagreeable.
poignant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp in taste or smell.

Syn.: heartrending, bittersweet, melancholy.

Ant.: unaffecting, bland, vapid, insipid, funny.
rancor
(noun) bitter resentment or ill-will.

Syn.: animosity, enmity, bitterness.

Ant.: goodwill, harmony, rapport, amity.
sophomoric
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited.

Syn.: pretentious, superficial, fatuous.

Ant.: mature, judicious, knowledgeable.
spontaneous
(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance.

Syn.: unpremeditated, unplanned, impromptu.

Ant.: premeditated, planned, contrived, rehearsed.

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