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49 terms

vocab final; units 7-15

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Actuated
to move in esteem, degrade, to humble
S: lower, humilate, prostate, demean
Annex
to add, attach, to incorporate, an attachment or addition
S: join, acquire, appropriate, procure
Apex
the highest point, tip
S: peak, summit, acme,crowning point
Apportion
to divide and give out in shares
S: distribute, allot, parcelout, allocate
Auxiliary
giving assistance, or support, a helper aid
S: additional, back up, reserve, accessory
Boorish
rude, unrefined, clumsy
S: vulgar, crude, uncouth, illmannered, gauche
Chide
to blame, scold
S: upbraid, reprimand, rebuke, chastise
Cleave
to cut or split open, to cling
S: sever, halve, sunder, adhere, clasp
Clique
a small, exclusive group of people
S: inner circle, coterie
Combatant
a fighter, engaged in fighting
S: soldier, disputant, warrior, hostile, battling
Comport
to conduct or bear oneself, behave, to be in agreement
S: deport oneself, agree, concur
Concerted
planned or performed in cooperation with others
S: joint, cooperative, combined, consolidated
Cordial
in a friendly manner, hearty, cheery, a liqueur
S: hospitable, affable, warm, convivial
Drudgery
work that is hard and tiresome
S: toil, labor, grind
Emancipate
to free from slavery, to release
S: set loose, unchain, unshackle, unfetter
Enlightened
free from ignorance and false ideas, possessing sound understanding
S: knowing, informed, aware, cultivated
Glib
ready and fluent in speech, thoughtless, insincere
S: superficial, pat, oily, unctuous, facile
Grievous
causing sorrow, or pain, serious
S: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant
Harry
to make a destructive raid on, to tormen, harass
S: badger, pester, hound, pillage, ravage
Impenitent
not feeling remorse or sorrow for errors or offenses
S: remorseless, unrepentant, incorrigible
Infinitum
endlessly
S: forever, unceasingly, incessantly, ceaselessly
Influx
a coming in, inflow
S: inpouring, inrush, invasion
Institute
to establish, set up, an organization for the promotion of learning
S: found, bring about, academy
Knave
a tricky, unprincipled, or deceitful fellow
S: rascal, rogue, scoundrel, miscreant
Languid
drooping, without energy, sluggish
S: lazy, sluggish, listless, slack, lethargic
Liability
a debt, somthing disadvantageous
S: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback
Maltreat
to abuse, use roughly or crudely
S: misusem mistreat, harm, aggrive
Pallor
an extreme or unnatural paleness
S: wanness, lividness, bloodlessness
Ponder
to consider carefully, reflection
S: think over, ruminate, contemplate
Preamble
an introduction to a speech or piece of writing
S: opening, preface, prologue, preliminary
Preposterous
ridiculous, senseless
S: nonsenal, absurd, incredible
Prognosis
a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
S: prediction, projection
Proponents
one who puts forward a proposal, one who supports a cause or belief
S: supporter, advocate, exponent
Quarry
to cut or take from, a place from which stone is taken, something that is hunted or pursued
S: prey, game, victim, excavation, pit, mine
Rabid
furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme, mad, infected with rabies
S: fanacial
Rancid
stale, spoiled
S: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid
Rasping
with a harsh, gratting sound, a harsh sound
S: scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravely
Recoup
to make up for regain
S: recover, retrieve
Render
to cause to become, to perform, to deliver officially, to process, extract
S: present, furish, submit, make, effect
Skeptical
inclined to doubt, show to accept somthing as true
S: dubious, suspicious, incredulous
Slipshod
untidy in dress, personal habits, etc, careless, sloppy
S: messy, untidy, slovenly, slapdash, carsory
Sordid
wretchedly poor, rundown, mean or selfish
S: filthy, squalid, base, vile, seedy, sleazy
Sprightly
lively, full of life, spicy, flavorful
S: frisky, preppy, spirted, animated, buoyant
Statute
a law
S: rule, ordinance, enactment
Sterling
genuine, excellent, made of silver of standard fineness
S: first, rate outstanding, worthy, pure
Untenable
not capable of being held or defended, impossible to maintain
S: indefensible, insupportable, groundless
Venture
a risky or daring undertaking, to expose to danger, to dare during the age of exploration
S: gamble, try, chance, under take
Versatile
able to do many things well, capable of many uses
S: adaptable, handy, all around, many sided
Wily
sly, shrewd, cunning
S: clever, tricky, artful, foxy, cagey