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Vocabulary Unit 2 (7th)

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available
(adj) ready for use at hand
S: obtainable
A: unobtainable, not to be had
cater
(V) to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service
S: pamper, indulge, gratify, provide
A: frustrate, deny, refuse
customary
(adj) usual, expected, routine
S: regular, normal, traditional
A: strange, odd, unusual,untraditional
dissuade
(v) to persuade not to do something
S: discourage, talk out of
A: persuade, talk into
entrepreneur
(n) a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business
S: businessperson, impresario
firebrand
(n) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker; an extremely energetic or emotional person
S: hothead, agitator, rabble-rouser
A: peacemaker, pacifier, conciliator
hazard
(n) risk, peril (v) to expose to danger or harm; to gamble
S: (n) danger, (v) venture
homicide
(n) the killng of one person by another
S: manslaughter, murder
indifference
(n) lack of interest or concern
S: apathy, unconcern
A: interest, concern, enthusiasm
indignant
(adj) filed with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean
S: offended, resentful, outraged, exasperated,
A: pleased, delighted, overjoyed, elated
indispensable
(adj) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected
S: essential, crucial, vital
A: unnecessary, nonessential
lubricate
(v) to apply oil or grease; to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use
S: oil, grease
mutual
(adj) shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more
S: two-sided, joint, shared, reciprocal
A: one-sided, unilateral
pelt
(v) to throw a stream of things; to strike successfully; to hurry
S: bombarded, shower, pepper
plague
(n) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil (v) to annoy or bother
S: (n) epidemic, pestilence, (v) pester, vex
A: (n) boon, blessing
poised
(adj, part) balanced, suspended; clam, controlled, ready for action
S: (adj) collected, self-confident, ready
A: (adj) nervous, tense
regime
(n) a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule
S: administration, rule
retard
(v) to make slow delay, delay, hold back
S: slow down, restrain, impede
A: hasten, speed up
transparent
(adj) allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or understood; easily seen through or detected
S: clear, translucent, obvious
A: frosted, sooty, smoky, unclear, indistinct
unscathed
(adj) wholly unharmed, not injured
S: unhurt, sound, intact, unimpaired
A: inured, damaged, harmed, hurt