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Unit 2


(adj) ready for use, at hand

SYN: obtainable, on hand
ANT: unobtainable, not be had


(v) to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service

SYN: pamper, indulge, gratify, provide
ANT: frustrate, deny, refuse


(adj) usual, expected, routine

SYN: regular, normal, traditional
ANT: strange, odd, unusual, untraditional


(v) to persuade not to do something

SYN: discourage, talk out of
ANT: persuade, talk into


(n) a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business

SYN: businessperson, impresario


(n) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker; an extremely energetic or emotional person

SYN: hothead, agitator rabble-rouser
ANT: peacemaker, pacifier, conciliator


(n) risk, peril;
(v) to expose to danger or harm; to gamble

SYN: (n) danger; (v) venture


(n) the killing of one person by another

SYN: manslaughter, murder


(n) a lack of interest or concern

SYN: apathy, unconcern
ANT: interest, concern, enthusiasm


(adj) filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean

SYN: offended, resentful, outraged, exasperated
ANT: pleased, delighted, overjoyed, elated


(adj) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected

SYN: essential, crucial, vital
ANT: unnecessary, nonessential


(v) to apply oil or grease; to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use

SYN: oil, grease


(adj) shared, felt or shown equally by two or more

SYN: two-sided, joint, shared, reciprocal
ANT: one-sided, unilateral


(v) to throw a stream of things, to strike successively; to hurry

SYN: bombard, shower, pepper


(n) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil
(v) to annoy or bother

SYN: epidemic, pestilence; (v) pester, vex
ANT: (n) boon, blessing


(adj, part) balanced, suspended; calm, controlled, ready for action

SYN: collected, self-confident, ready
ANT: nervous, tense


(n) a government in power; a form or system of rule or management, a period of rule

SYN: administration, rule


(v) to make slow, delay, hold back

SYN: slow down, restrain, impede
ANT: hasten, speed up


(adj) allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or understood; easiy seen through or detected

SYN: clear, translucent, obvious
ANT: frosted, sooty, smoky, uncleasr, indistinct


(adj) wholly unharmed, not injured

SYN: unhurt, sound, intact, unimpaired
ANT: injured, damaged, harmed, hurt

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