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41 terms

Vocab 9-11 English 8

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altercation
noisy or angry dispute; heated arguement; quarrel; wrangle
Accord
Ant. of Altercation
compliment
congratulate; express esteem or admiration to;
crisis
time of great danger and instability; emergency; turning point
impending
threatening to occur soon; imminent; about to happen; approaching
lavish
1. using, spending, or giving more than is necessary; extravagant 2. more than enoughl very abundant; unlimited; profuse
Sparing
Ant. of lavish
monotonous
tiresomely uniform; lacking in variety; unvarying
Interesting
Ant. of Monotonous
prey
1. animal hunted for food by another animal 2. person unable or helpless to resist attack; victim
strut
walk in a stiff, pompous way, as if to impress observers; parade with a show of pride; swagger
ultimate
last; furthest; final; coming at the end; most remote
valor
boldness or determination in facing great danger; personal bravery in combat; courage
Cowardice
Ant. of Valor
Calloused
Hardened; lacking pity
Tender, Soft
Ant(s). of Calloused.
grotesque
absurdly awkward; fantastic
identify
recognize or establish as being a particular person or thing;
impact
striking of one body against another; forceful contact; collision
inevitable
incapable of being avoided; bound to happen; certain; necessary
avoidable
Ant. of Inevitable
laborious
requiring hard or toilsome effort; arduous; difficult; hard
easy
Ant. of laborious
maintain
1. keep in operation; keep up; keep 2. uphold or defend as by argument; assert; affirm
perilous
volving risk; dangerous; hazardous
safe
Ant. of perilous
precipitous
steep like a precipice; falling very quickly
seethe
1. bubble or foam as if boiling; boil 2. be in a state of excitement or agitation
affirmatively
in an affirmative (asenting, positive) manner; by saying or voting "yes"
negatively
Ant. of Affirmative
condescend
assume an air of superiority; patronize
elusive
tending to elude (avoid or evade grasp or pursuit); cleverly or skillfully evasive
frustration
sense of dissatisfaction arising from unresolved problems or unfilfilled needs; disappointment; defeat
glamorous
full of glamor (excitement and adventure) fascinately attractice and alluring; captivating; charming
guerrilla
person who engages in irregular warfare as a member of an independent unt carrying out harassment and sabotage; irregular; partisan
labored
with difficulty; betraying effort; hard; forced; lacking spontaneity
optimism
tendency to take the most hopeful or cheerful view of matters and to expect the best possible outcome
Pessimism
Ant. of optimism
rekindle
kindle (arouse) again; rearouse; ignite anew
urban
of, relating to, or taking place in a city; municipal
rural
ant. of urban