20 terms

Unit 7E - defn, syn, ant

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abhor
v-to regard w/ horror or loathing; to hate deeply syn-detest, despise, abominate ant-admire, cherish, respect, relish
amend
v-to change in a formal way; to change for the better syn-modify, improve, correct
buffet
v-to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force w/ blows; to force one's way w/ difficulty n-a slap, blow syn-batter, sock, thump pummel, toss about
chaos
n-a great confusion, disorder syn-anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium ant-order, regularity, tranquility
commodious
adj-roomy, spacious syn-comfortable, ample, capacious ant-cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient
corrosive
adj-eating away gradually, acid-like; bitterly sarcastic syn-caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful ant-bland, mild, benign, amiable
discern
v-to see clearly, recognize syn-perceive, detect, distinguish ant-overlook
extant
adj-still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost syn-surviving, in existence ant-extinct, defunct, vanished
implicate
v-to involve in; to connect with or be related to syn-incriminate, entangle ant-absolve, exculpate
inter
v-to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion ant-unearth, exhume
martinet
n-a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules syn-taskmaster, slave driver
obviate
v-to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of syn-preclude, forestall, ward off
renegade
n-one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; adj-traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox syn-turncoat, defector, heretic ant-loyalist, patriot
reprehensible
adj-deserving blame or punishment syn-objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious ant-commendable, blameless, meritorious
somber
adj-dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit syn-mournful, dismal ant-bright, sunny, lighthearted, cheerful, jaunty
squalid
adj-filthy, wretched, debased syn-dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject ant-neat, spruce, exalted, lofty
turbulent
adj-disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy syn-tumultuous, unruly, agitated ant-calm, placid, tranquil, still
vociferous
adj-loud and noisy; compelling attention syn-clamorous, uproarious, blustering ant-quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued
volumious
adj-of great size; numerous; writing or speaking in great length syn-bulky, massive, copious, plentiful ant-scant, meager, brief, succinct
waive
v-to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer syn-decline, relinquish, forgo ant-claim, accept