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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 7

This is a flashcard set for unit 7 of Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E (copyright 2005). This book is typically used for 8th grade honors level classes. This is the format: definition; illustrative sentence; synonyms; antonyms
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abhor
(verb) to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

Syn.: detest, despise, abominate
Ant.: admire, cherish, respect, relish
amend
(verb) to change in a formal way; to change for the better

Syn.: modify, improve, correct
buffet
(verb) to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; (noun) a slap, blow

Syn.: (verb) batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss about
chaos
(noun) great confusion, disorder

Syn.: anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium
Ant.: order, regularity, tranquillity
commodious
(adj.) roomy, spacious

Syn.: comfortable, ample, capacious
Ant.: cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient
corrosive
(adj.) eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic

Syn.: caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful
Ant.: bland, mild, benign, amiable
discern
(verb) to see clearly, recognize

Syn.: perceive, detect, distinguish
Ant.: overlook
extant
(adj.) still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost

Syn.: surviving, in existence
Ant.: extinct, defunct, vanished
implicate
(verb) to involve in; to connect with or be related to

Syn.: incriminate, entangle
Ant.: absolve, exculpate
inter
(verb) to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

Ant.: unearth, exhume
martinet
(noun) a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules

Syn.: taskmaster, slave driver
obviate
(verb) to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

Syn.: preclude, forestall, ward off
renegade
(noun) one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; (adj.) traitorous, unconventional, unorthodox

Syn.: (noun) turncoat, defector, heretic
Ant.: (noun) loyalist, patriot
reprehensible
(adj.) deserving blame or punishment

Syn.: objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious
Ant.: commendable, blameless, meritorious
somber
(adj.) dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit

Syn.: mournful, dismal
Ant.: bright, sunny, lighthearted, cheerful, jaunty
squalid
(adj.) filthy, wretched, debased

Syn.: dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
Ant.: neat, spruce, exalted, lofty
turbulent
(adj.) disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

Syn.: tumultuous, unruly, agitated
Ant.: calm, placid, tranquil, still
vociferous
(adj.) loud and noisy; compelling attention

Syn.: clamorous, uproarious, blustering
Ant.: quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued
voluminous
(adj.) of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length

Syn.: bulky, massive, copious, plentiful
Ant.: scant, meager, brief, succinct
waive
(verb) to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer

Syn.: decline, relinquish, forgo
Ant.: claim, accept