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sadlier vocabulary workshop level e unit 9

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all'ocate
(v.) to set apart or designate for a special purpose; to distribute SYN: assign, allot, apportion
ar'dent
(adj.) very enthusiastic; impassioned
SYN: intense, zealous, fervent, avid
a'ssid'uous
(adj.) persistent, attentive, diligent
SYN: industrious, unremitting, sedulous
brash
(adj.) prone to act in a hasty manner; impudent
SYN: rash, impetuous, brazen, impertinent
ca'pric'ious
(adj.) subject to whims or passing fancies
SYN: impulsive, fickle, unpredictable, unwavering
chast'ise'
(v.) to inflict punishment on as a means of correction; to scold severely
SYN: discipline, censure ANT: commend, reward
co'pious
(adj.) abundant; plentiful; wordy, verbose
SYN: ample. profuse, bountiful ANT: inadequate, meager, scanty, concise
de'viate
(v.) to turn aside; to to stray from the norm (n.) one who departs from the norm (adj.) differing from the norm; heterodox, unconventional
SYN: (v.) diverge, veer, swerve
ANT: (v.) conform, to abide by (adj.) orthodox
e'ma'clated
(adj. part) unnaturally, thin
SYN: gaunt, withered, shrivel ANT: plump, fat, obese, corpulent
exult
(v.) to rejoice greatly
SYN: revel, glory ANT: mope, sulk, regret, rue, lament
gnarled
(adj.) knotted, twisty, lumpy
SYN: knotty, misshapen, contorted ANT: smooth, unblemished, straight
in'dem'nity
(n.) payment for damage or loss
SYN: compensation, restitution, reparation
ink'ling
(n.) a hint; a vague emotion
SYN: clue, intimation, suggestion
lim'pid
(adj.) clear, transparent; readily understood
SYN: lucid, intelligible ANT: clouded, murky, opaque
om'nip'otent
(adj.) almighty, having unlimited power or authority
SYN: all-powerful ANT: powerless, impotent, feeble, weak
pal'atable
(adj.) agreeable to the taste or ones's sensabilities; suitable for consumption
SYN: edible, appetizing, attractive ANT: inedible, distasteful, disagreeable
poin'gant
(adj.) deeply affecting, touching; keen or sharp keen or sharp in taste or smell
SYN: heartrending, bittersweet, melancholy ANT: unaffecting, bland, vapid, insipid, funny
ran'cor
(n.) bitter resentment or ill-will
SYN: animosity, enmity, bitterness ANT: goodwill, harmony, rapport, amity
sopho'mor'ic
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited
SYN: pretentious, superficial, fatuous ANT: mature, judicious, sage, knowledgeable
spon'ta'neous
(adj.) arising naturally; not planned or engineered in advance SYN: unpremeditated, unplanned, impromptu ANT: premeditated, planned, contrived, rehearsed