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35 terms

Vocab pt.1

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ameliorate
become better; make better; improve; enhance

ant. worsen
amelioration
improvement

ant. degradation
conserve
keep from waste, loss, or decay; save

ant. worsen
conservation
preservation from loss, injury , or waste
conservationist
one who advocates the conservation of natural resources
detriment
injury, damage, or something that causes it; disadvantage

ant. advantage
detrimental
harmful; damaging

ant. beneficial
exotic
1. introduced from another country; foreign
ant. native, indigenous
2. strikingly unusual; strange
ant. normal
folly
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
ant. wisdom
formerly
in an earlier period; previously
ant. now
former
preceding; previous
ant. latter
harmony
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquillity; concord
ant. conflict, disharmony
harmonious
friendly; amicable(peaceable)
ant. rude, unfriendly, mean
ignore
refuse to take notice of; disregard
ant. heed
ignoramus
ignorant; stupid person; dunce (ignorant)/dolt; dullard; nincompop
ant. smart, giving person; humble
impediment
something that hinders or obstructs; hindrance; obstacle
ant. aid
impede
interfere with or slow progress of; hinder; obstruct
ant. help
indolent
disposed to avoid extertion; lazy; idle; lethargic
ant. industrious
indolence
idleness; laziness
intact
untouched by anything that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
ant. imperfect
invalid (adj.)
not binding in law; having no force or effect; valid; nugatory (ineffective)
ant. valid
invalidate
abolish; annul
ant. permit, approve
invalid (noun)
sickly disabled person
noncarcinogenic
not producing, or tending to produce, cancer
parsomonious
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy; miserly; tightfisted;
ant. generous
parsimony
stinginess; parsimoniousness
ant. geneorsity, liberality
raze
to destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level
ant. erect (to build)
reticent
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative; reserved
ant. frank
retience
restraint in communicating
ant. frankness
retire
1. withdraw from active duty or business
ant. begin, enter, join
2. to go to bed
ant. rise
retort (n)
quick, witty, or sharply reply; answer
retort (v)
answer, reply sharply or angrily
ant. ask
subvert
overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine
ant. uphold
subversion
sabotage; undermining
ant. establish, confirmation
unruffled
not upset or agitated; calm; cool; unflustered; imperturable; collected
ant. discomposed; frenzied