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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level D, Unit 8

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assurance
(n)a pledge, freedom from doubt, self-confidence

Syn. promise, sureness, poise, self-possession
Antonyms: uncertainty, doubt, insecurity
asylum
(n)an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc., a place of safety.

syn: sanatorium, sanctuary, refuge
console
(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
dilate
(v) to make or become larger or wider, to expand
upon.

syn: enlarge, expand, swell, prolong
ant: contract, compress, constrict.
dross
(n) refuse, waste products

syn: rubbish, trash, detritus, dregs, scum
dwindle
(v) to lessen, diminish

syn: decrease, shrink, fade, peter out
ant: increase, enlarge, swell, proliferate
flippant
(adj) lacking in seriousness, disrespectful, saucy

syn: frivolous, impudent, impertinent, insolent
ant: serious, respectful, deferential, obsequious
immunity
(n) resistance to disease, freedom from some change or obligation.

syn: exemption, impunity
ant: vulnerability, susceptibility, exposure
institute
(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.
liability
(n) a debt, something disadvantageous

syn: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback
ant: advantage, asset
preposterous
(adj) ridiculous, senseless

syn: nonsensical, absurd, incredible
ant: sensible, reasonable, realistic, plausible
pugnacious
(adj) quarrelsome, fond of fighting

syn: argumentative, combative, belligerent
ant: peace-loving, friendly, amicable, congenial
rabid
(adj) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected with rabies.

syn: fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, berserk,
ant: moderate, restrained, blase, indifferent
realm
n. a kingdom; a region or field of study

syn: domain, duchy, bailiwick, jurisdiction
rejuvenate
(v) to make young again; to make like new

syn: revitalize, renew
ant: wear out, exhaust, enervate, debilitate
remunerate
(v) to reward, pay, reimburse

syn: compensate, satisfy, profit, benefit
sparse
(adj) meager, scant; scattered

syn: thin, scanty, few and far between
ant: plentiful, abundant, profuse, teeming
sterling
(adj) genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness

syn: first-rate, outstanding, worthy, pure.
ant: mediocre, shoddy, second-rate, sham
venture
(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
warp
(v) to twist out of shape (n) an abnormality

syn: (v) bend, distort, misshape, (n) irregularity
ant: (v) straighten, unbend, rectify