Sadlier-Oxford: Level B: Unit 8 Vocabulary

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abnormal
(adj.) not usual, not typical, strange
synonyms: freakish, unnatural, irregular, anomalous
antonyms: normal, usual, regular, typical
capsize
(v.) to turn bottom side up, upset
synonyms: upend, tip over
catastrophe
(n.) a large-scale disaster, misfortune, or failure
synonyms: tragedy, cataclysm
antonyms: triumph; victory, success
decrease
(v.) to become or make less; (n.) a lessening
synonyms: lessen, reduce, dwindle, diminish
antonyms: increase, grow, develop, wax
disputatious
(adj.) inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate
synonyms: argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious
antonyms: non-argumentative, peaceable, pacific
evict
(v.) to force out from a property, eject
synonyms: oust, expel, kick out
antonyms: admit, insert
flourish
(v.) to grow, thrive, be prosperous; to wave in the air; (n.) a dramatic gesture; a fanfare of horns
synonyms: (v.) prosper, burgeon, increase
antonyms: (v.) wither, die, fade, shrivel up
incentive
(n.) a reason for doing something; something that stimulates action
synonyms: stimulus, spur, motive, inducement
antonyms: curb, check, restraint, hindrance
insubordinate
(adj.) disobedient, rebellious
synonyms: defiant, unruly, mutinous
antonyms: obedient, submissive, docile, tractable
legible
(adj.) easily read
synonyms: clear, decipherable
antonyms: unreadable, indecipherable
nub
(n.) the central point or heart of a matter; a knob
synonyms: kernel, nucleus, crux
antonyms: fringe, periphery, edge
onslaught
(n.) a violent attack; a sudden rush of something
synonyms: assault, charge, foray, onset
ordain
(v.) to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as a priest or minister; to destine
synonyms: anoint, consecrate, enact, decree
antonyms: forbid, veto, cancel
outstrip
(v.) to get ahead of, do better than, exceed
synonyms: outdo, outperform, outdistance, surpass
antonyms: trail, lag behind
pervade
(v.) to spread throughout
synonyms: pervade, diffuse, imbue
prudent
(adj.) cautious, careful, showing good sense
synonyms: wary, judicious
antonyms: foolish, unwise, rash
quench
(v.) to put out, extinguish, end
synonyms: douse, stifle
antonyms: ignite, kindle
remnant
(n.) a small part remaining behind
synonyms: remainder, residue, leftover
simultaneous
(adj.) happening or existing at the same time
synonyms: occurring at the same time, concurrent
antonyms: occurring at different times
swerve
(v.) to turn aside sharply; (n.) a sharp or sudden turn
synonyms: (v.) digress, sheer off

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