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Unit 3 Vocabulary

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Adversary
an enemy, opponent
noun
antagonist, rival, foe
friend, ally, supporter, confederate
Alienate
to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
verb
separate, drive apart, estrange
befriend, attract, captivate, reconcile
Artifice
a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
noun
ruse, stratagem, contrivance
Coerce
to compel, force
verb
pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
persuade, cajole
Craven
cowardly; a coward
adjective, noun
fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
brave, courageous, valiant
Culinary
of or related to cooking or the kitchen
adjective
Delete
to erase, wipe out, cut out
verb
remove, cancel, expunge
insert, add, retain, include
Demise
a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
noun
decease, passing away
birth, beginning, commencement
Exhilarate
to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
verb
stimulate, excite, gladden
discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit
Fallow
(1) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow
(2) land left unseeded
(3) to plow but not seed
adjective, noun, verb
unproductive, inert, dormat
productive, fertile, prolific
Harass
to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
verb
annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer
Inclement
stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
adjective
blustery, tempestuous, implacable
mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil
Muse
to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
verb
meditate, contemplate, daydream
Negligible
so unimportant that it can be disregarded
adjective
trivial, in consequential, insignificant
significant, crucial, momentous
Perpetuate
to make permanent or long lasting
verb
continue, preserve, prolong indefinetly
discontinue, abolish, abandon
Precedent
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
noun
guide, tradition, model
Punitive
inflicting or aiming at punishment
adjective
penalizing, retaliatory
Redress
(1) to set right, remedy
(2) relief from wrong of injury
verb, noun
rectify, correct, mitigate
Sojourn
(1) a temporary stay
(2) to stay for a time
noun, verb
visit, stopover, brief stay
Urbane
refined in manner or style, suave
adjective
elegant
crude, uncouth, boorish