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M. Norman Unit 8
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wealth, riches, prosperity; great abundance, plenty
ANTONYMS: poverty, want, destitution, scarcity
Education, hard work, and a very strong desire to succeed can raise a person from poverty to ________________________________.
unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty
SYNONYMS: in default, in the red, late, overdue
Bad spending habits and unexpected expenses left my aunt in ____________________________.
a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forth in quantity
ANTONYMS: dribble, drop
We were thrilled when we hit the jackpot, which produced a _______________________ of loudly jangling coins.
to flow downward (like a waterfall)
SYNONYMS: plunge, rush, tumble
ANTONYMS: trickle, ooze
I watched the clear, sparkling water _________________________ down the mountainside.
to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness
SYNONYMS: flinch, duck, fawn
ANTONYMS: strut, swagger
My father told me to be brave and not to ____________________ when the doctor vaccinated me.
cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims
SYNONYMS: grumpy, grouchy, crabby, disagreeable
ANTONYMS: sociable, friendly, agreeable, amiable
It is unfortunate that the teacher asked me to work with the most _________________ partner in the class.
not movable; not moving
SYNONYMS: fixed, unmoving
ANTONYMS: movable,nimble, agile
Models must remain _______________ for a longtime in order for an artist to draw or paint them accurately.
blocked so that nothing can go through
SYNONYMS: closed, impenetrable
ANTONYMS: unblocked, clear
Fallen trees formed an __________________________ barrier across the highway after the storm.
something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.
SYNONYMS: novelty, modernization, new wrinkle
Our furnace has an energy-saving ______________________ that turns the heat on and off at certain intervals.
good-humored, in high spirits; merry
SYNONYMS: jolly, cheerful, festive
ANTONYMS: gloomy, morose, melancholy, cheerless
My ________________________ friend is very entertaining and is alway the life of the party.
Noun (usually plural)
a handcuff,anything that chains, or confines
The kidnappers clamped ________________________ on their frightened hostages.
to chain or restrain (as with handcuffs)
SYNONYMS: put in chains, fetter
ANTONYMS: unchain, set free, emancipate, release
The guards ______________________ the uncooperative prisoner to the chair.
warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military life
SYNONYMS: hostile, bellicose
ANTONYMS: peace-loving, pacific, unwarlike
The army band plays ____________________________ music as the troops formally march past the visiting general.
the smallest possible amount
I need to sleep a ___________________________ of seven hours every night.
the lowest permissible or possible
ANTONYMS: highest, most
The ___________________________ age to get a driver's license in this state is sixteen.
quick and skillful in movement, agile; clever
SYNONYMS: lively, keen, flexible
ANTONYMS: awkward, clumsy, stiff, inflexible
As the _______________________ climber scaled Mount Everest, it looked as if she was barely exerting any energy at all.
the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assault
SYNONYMS: outset, commencement
ANTONYMS: conclusion, close, end
At the ______________________ of the heavy strm, frightened people ran to find shelter.
something that divides (such as a wall); the act of dividing something into parts or sections
SYNONYMS: divider, separation
A cloth __________________________ in the study gave each of us some privacy.
to divide or subdivide into parts or shares
ANTONYMS: join, combine, consolidate, merge
If you like, we can easily _______________________ the backyard into four separate play areas.
likely to spoil or decay
SYNONYMS: short-lived, fleeting
ANTONYMS: long-lasting, undying, permanent
You must keep _______________________ foods chilled, or they will spoil.
to find and bring back, get back; to put right, make good
SYNONYMS: regain, fetch, remedy, rectify
I don't relish having to _________________________ the tennis balls every time you hit them over the fence!
appearing evils or dangerous; threatening evil or harm
SYNONYMS: frightening, ominous
ANTONYMS: cheering, encouraging, reassuring, benign
A _________________________ message left on our voicemail made us suspect the caller had the wrong number.
tightly drawn, tense; neat, in good order
SYNONYMS: tight, strained, orderly, shipshape
ANTONYMS: loose, slack, drooping, messy, sloppy
A ________________________ chain kept the curious dog away from the swimming pool.
a pattern, typically in the form of metal, wood, or plastic; something that is used as a model to imitate
SYNONYMS: mock-up, stencil, guide, shape, mold
The carpenter created a wooden ________________________ for a stair step so that he could easily construct the staircase.
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