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20 terms

Vocab set 3

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barrage
(n.) a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something
syn: bombardment, shelling, volley, blast
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bigot
(n.) an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person
syn: racist
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designate
(v.) to indicate, point out; to appoint (adj.) selected but not install
syn: name, signify, denote, nominate, choose
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diversity
(n.) difference, variety; a condition of having many different types of forms
syn: dissimilarity
ant: similarity, sameness, uniformity
enigma
(n.) someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which cannot be understood or explained
syn: riddle, mystery, puzzle, conundrum
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gloat
(v.) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfactory ; to take great personal joy in
syn: relish, revel in, crow over
ant: regret, bemoan, mourn, feel chagrined
global
(adj.) relating to the entire world; comprehensive
syn: worldwide, universal, widespread,
ant: local, regional, provincial
illusion
(n.) a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware that really does not exist
syn: delusion, fantasy, deception
ant: reality, truth, actuality
infuriate
(v.) to make very angry, enrage
syn: provoke, incense, madden
ant: calm, soothe, pacify, please
motivate
(v) to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action
syn: spur on, encourage, prompt, goad
ant: discourage, dissuade, disincline
pacifist
(n.) one who is against war or the use of violence; (adj.) opposing war or violence
syn: peacemaker, dove
ant: warmonger
queue
(n.) a line of people waiting for something (v.) to form such a line
syn: column, file, row, line
ant: disorganized crowd
restrict
(v.) to keep within set limits; to confine
syn: hold back, limit
ant: open up, enlarge, expand
sage
(adj.) wise; (n.) a very wise person
syn: sagacious, philosopher, Solomon
ant: foolish, unwise, fool, dunce
slake
(v.) to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end
syn: quench, gratify, sate, ease,assuage
ant: increase, intensify, aggravate
terrain
(n.) the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use
syn: ground, topography, territory
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vocation
(n.) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work
syn:career, pursuit
ant: hobby, pastime, avocation
vow
(n.) a solemn or sacred promise or pledge; (v.) to declare or promise in a solemn way
syn: word of honor, pledge
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waylay
(v.) to lie in wait for and attack, ambush
syn: entrap, ensnare
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wither
(v.) to dry up, wilt, sag; to cuase someone to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small
syn: shrivel, droop, shame, abash
ant: bloom, flower, flourish, burgeon