Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level D, Unit 8
(n)a pledge, freedom from doubt, self-confidence
Syn. promise, sureness, poise, self-possession
Antonyms: uncertainty, doubt, insecurity
(n)an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc., a place of safety.
syn: sanatorium, sanctuary, refuge
(v) to comfort (n) the keyboard of an organ,
a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device.
syn: (v) soothe, solace, alleviate
ant: (v) distress, aggravate, bother, vex, torment
(v) to make or become larger or wider, to expand
syn: enlarge, expand, swell, prolong
ant: contract, compress, constrict.
(n) refuse, waste products
syn: rubbish, trash, detritus, dregs, scum
(v) to lessen, diminish
syn: decrease, shrink, fade, peter out
ant: increase, enlarge, swell, proliferate
(adj) lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy
syn: frivolous, impudent, impertinent, insolent
ant: serious, respectful, deferential, obsequious
(n) resistance to disease, freedom from some change or obligation.
syn: exemption, impunity
ant: vulnerability, susceptibility, exposure
(v) to establish, set up, (n) an organization for
the promotion of learning.
syn: (v) found, bring about, (n) academy
ant: (v) terminate, discontinue, demolish, raze.
(n) a debt, something disadvantageous
syn: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback
ant: advantage, asset
(adj) ridiculous, senseless
syn: nonsensical, absurd, incredible
ant: sensible, reasonable, realistic, plausible
(adj) quarrelsome, fond of fighting
syn: argumentative, combative, belligerent
ant: peace-loving, friendly, amicable, congenial
(adj) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected with rabies.
syn: fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, berserk,
ant: moderate, restrained, blase, indifferent
n. a kingdom; a region or field of study
syn: domain, duchy, bailiwick, jurisdiction
(v) to make young again; to make like new
syn: revitalize, renew
ant: wear out, exhaust, enervate, debilitate
(v) to reward, pay, reimburse
syn: compensate, satisfy, profit, benefit
(adj) meager, scant; scattered
syn: thin, scanty, few and far between
ant: plentiful, abundant, profuse, teeming
(adj) genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness
syn: first-rate, outstanding, worthy, pure.
ant: mediocre, shoddy, second-rate, sham
(n.) a risky or daring undertaking; (v.) to expose to danger; to dare
syn: (n) gamble, (v) try, chance, undertake
ant: (v) withdraw, retire, shrink from, shy away
(v) to twist out of shape (n) an abnormality
syn: (v) bend, distort, misshape, (n) irregularity
ant: (v) straighten, unbend, rectify