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Unit 15 vocab test

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cho
cho-ler-ic
mean
de-mean-or
mawk
mawk-ish
req
req-ui-site
verb
cloy part of speech
adjective
enigmatic part of speech
noun
onus part of speech
brouhaha
spell brouhaha
definitive
spell definitive
presentiment
spell presentiment
remit
spell remit
choleric
Def: easily provoked to anger
deference
Def: respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgement
demeanor
Def: the way in which a person
Impromptu
Def: without preparation
Mollify
Def: to soothe; to temper; to soften
Requisite
Def: necessary
Bulwark
The only evidence of a once thriving civilization is this ___ against the ocean tides.
Cloy
A steady diet of TV began to ___ and I was glad to begin a book.
Curtail
It is time yet again to ___ the flow of unsolicited nonsense that somehow reaches me as e-mail.
Deference
Some moderate ___ is due but too much can seem to conceal other motives.
Onus
If the ___ or a defective product is placed on the consumer, some complicated legal and ethical questions are sure to arise.
Sartorial
Paging through historical picture books is a fascinating study in ___ standards through the centuries.
Adamant
syn: unyielding, determined, intransigent, unrelenting
ant: yielding, acquiescent, compliant, nonresistant
Demeanor
syn: behavior, attitude, conduct,
ant: substance, true inner-self, core
Impromptu
syn: unrehearsed, ad-lib, extemporaneous, spontaneous
Ant: planned, prepared, rehearsed
Mawkish
syn: sentimental, emotional, maudlin, schmaltzy
ant: unsentimental, down-to-earth, sensible, resonable
Mollify
syn: appease, pacify, propitiate, quell
ant: aggravate, enrage, upset, incite
Profligate
syn: immoral, degenerate, unprincipled, reprobate
ant: moral, upright, ethical, scrupulous
Requisite
syn: vital, essential, crucial, necessary
ant: dispensable, nonessential, unneeded, petty
Thwart
syn: hinder, frustrate, obstruct, impede
ant: aid, assist, help, accomodate
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