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IEW Vocabulary, Weeks 1-8

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intrepid
Adj: fearless
Synonyms: brave, courageous, undaunted, audacious
dilapidated
Adj: partly ruined; broken down
Synonyms: rickety, deteriorating, in disrepair
massive
Adj: huge
Synonyms: colossal, gigantic, immense, vast
fetid
Adj: stinky
Synonyms: rank, foul, putrid
stunned
Adj: shocked
Synonyms: dazed, stupefied, astounded
flee
V: to run away, as from danger
Synonyms: dash, bolt, retreat
desecrate
V: to destroy the beauty or holiness of a scared place
Synonyms: defile, profane, degrade, corrupt
tenacious
Adj: not giving up
Synonyms: persistent, determined, steadfast, resolved
extol
V: to praise highly
Synonyms: laud, exalt, commend, acclaim
fatigued
Adj: tired or worn out
Synonyms: weary, exhausted
rebuke
V:to blame or find fault with
Synonyms: chide, reprove, reproach, criticize
intrigued
Adj: curious or fascinated by something
Synonyms: absorbed, captivated, enthralled, aroused
pursue
V: to chase
Synonyms: stalk, trail, hound, track
hastily
Adv: quickly and with little thought
Synonyms: rashly, hurriedly, impulsively
vacant
Adj: empty
Synonyms: void, abandoned
credible
Adj: believable
Synonyms: veracious, forthright, plausible, well-grounded
uniform
Adj: of the same form or manner with others
Synonyms: consistent, compatible
perturbed
Adj: annoyed
Synonyms: upset, unsettle, agitate
foremost
Adj: first in time, place, or order
Synonyms: chief, headmost, paramount
reform
N an improvement
V to make better
Synonyms: verbs: adapt, adjust, change
nouns:amendment, correction
bestow
V: to give or grant
Synonyms: award, bequeath, favor, entrust
devout
Adj: devoted to religion
Synonyms:adherent, ardent, faithful
renowned
Adj: famous; of good reputation
Synonym: distinguished, celebrated, acclaimed, lauded
proficient
Adj: skilled or expert
Synonym: accomplished, capable, savvy, skillful
apprehend
V: to seize
Synonym: capture, nab, bust
stymied
V: blocked
Synonym: arrest, deter, hinder, obstruct, prevent
plummet
V: to drop straight down
Synonym: crash, collapse, descend, plunge
interminable
Adj: seemingly endless
Synonym:boundless, ceaseless, everlasting, incessant,wearisome
feeble
Adj: weak
Synonyms: decrepit, powerless, inefficient, ineffectual, lame
clad
V: clothed
Synonym: attire, outfit, equip, guise
scorn
V: reject with disgust
Synonym: abominate, detest, loathe. despise
elite
Adj: a socially superior group
Synonym: top-notch, aristocratic, noble, exclusive, choice