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Unit 15 vocab test
Terms in this set (31)
cloy part of speech
enigmatic part of speech
onus part of speech
Def: easily provoked to anger
Def: respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgement
Def: the way in which a person
Def: without preparation
Def: to soothe; to temper; to soften
The only evidence of a once thriving civilization is this ___ against the ocean tides.
A steady diet of TV began to ___ and I was glad to begin a book.
It is time yet again to ___ the flow of unsolicited nonsense that somehow reaches me as e-mail.
Some moderate ___ is due but too much can seem to conceal other motives.
If the ___ or a defective product is placed on the consumer, some complicated legal and ethical questions are sure to arise.
Paging through historical picture books is a fascinating study in ___ standards through the centuries.
syn: unyielding, determined, intransigent, unrelenting
ant: yielding, acquiescent, compliant, nonresistant
syn: behavior, attitude, conduct,
ant: substance, true inner-self, core
syn: unrehearsed, ad-lib, extemporaneous, spontaneous
Ant: planned, prepared, rehearsed
syn: sentimental, emotional, maudlin, schmaltzy
ant: unsentimental, down-to-earth, sensible, resonable
syn: appease, pacify, propitiate, quell
ant: aggravate, enrage, upset, incite
syn: immoral, degenerate, unprincipled, reprobate
ant: moral, upright, ethical, scrupulous
syn: vital, essential, crucial, necessary
ant: dispensable, nonessential, unneeded, petty
syn: hinder, frustrate, obstruct, impede
ant: aid, assist, help, accomodate
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