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Vocabulary Workshop D Unit 6

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atone
(v.) to make up for - SYNONYMS: expiate, make amends for
bondage
(n.) slavery; any state of being bound or held down - SYNONYMS: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence
credible
(adj.) believable SYNONYMS: plausible, acceptable, likely - ANTYONYMS: unbelievable, implausible, improbable
defray
(v.) to pay for - SYNONYMS: settle, bear the cost, foot the bill
diligent
(adj.) hardworking, industrious, not lazy - SYNONYMS: assiduous, sedulous ANTONYMS: lazy, indolent, cursory, perfunctory
doleful
(adj.) sad; dreary - SYNONYMS: sorrowful, mournful, melancholy, dolorous ANTONYMS: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant
ghastly
(adj.) frightful, horrible; deathly pale - SYNONYMS: dreadful, appalling, gruesome, grisly ANTONYMS: pleasant, agreeable, attractive, delightful
hamper
(v.) to hold back - SYNONYMS: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit ANTONYMS: facilitate, ease, smooth the way
hew
(v.) to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to - SYNONYMS: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
impoverished
(adj.) poor, in a state of poverty; depleted - SYNONYMS: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent ANTONYMS: rich, wealthy, affluent, prosperous
incessant
(Adj.) never stopping, going on all the time - SYNONYMS: ceaseless, constant, uninterrupted ANTONYMS: occasional, sporadic, intermittent
intricate
(adj.) complicated; difficult to understand - SYNONYMS: complex convoluted ANTONYMS: simple, uninvolved, uncomplicated
lucid
(adj.) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane - SYNONYMS: limpid, intelligible ANTONYMS: murky, muddy, obscure, unintelligible
posthumous
(adj.) occurring or published after death - SYNONYM: postmortem ANTONYM: prenatal
prim
(adj.) overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish - SYNONYMS: fussy, fastidious, squeamish ANTONYMS: dowdy, frumpy, sloppy, untidy, loose, lax
sardonic
(adj.) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic - SYNONYMS: caustic, mordant, acerbic, wry ANTONYMS: bland, mild, saccharine, good-natured
superfluous
(adj.) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess - SYNONYMS: surplus, supererogatory ANTONYMS: necessary, essential, vital, indispensable
supplant
(v.) to take the place of, supersede - SYNONYMS: replace, displace, oust
taunt
(v.) to jeer at, mock; (n.) an insulting or mocking remark - SYNONYMS: (v.) ridicule, deride ANTONYMS: (v.) cheer, applaud, acclaim
tenacious
(adj.) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent - SYNONYMS: obstinate, stubborn, dogged ANTONYMS: yielding, weak, gentle, lax, slack