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Unit 7

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Abhor
Verb; to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
Syn: detest, despise, abominate
Ant: admire, cherish, respect, relish
Amend
Verb; to change in a formal way; to change for the better
Buffet
Verb; to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; noun; a slap, blow
Syn: sock, thump, pummel, toss about
Chaos
Noun; great confusion, disorder
Syn: anarchy, turmoil
Ant: order, regularity, tranquillity
Commodious
Adjective; roomy, spacious
Syn: comfortable, ample, capacious
Ant: cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient
Corrosive
Adjective; eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
Syn: caustic, mordant, acidulous, spiteful
Ant: bland, mild, benign, amiable
Discern
Verb; to see clearly, recognize
Syn: perceive, detect, distinguish
Ant: overlook
Extant
Adjective; still existing; not exterminate, destroyed, or lost
Syn: surviving, in existence
Ant: extinct, vanished
Implicate
Verb; to involve in; to connect with or be related to
Syn: incriminate, entangle
Ant: absolve, exculpate
Inter
Verb; to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
Ant: unearth, exhume
Martinet
Noun; a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
Syn: taskmaster, slave driver
Obviate
Verb; to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
Syn: preclude, forestall, ward off
Renegade
Noun; one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw; adjective; traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
Syn: turncoat, heretic
Ant: loyalist, patriot
Reprehensible
Adjective; deserving blame or punishment
Syn: objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious
Ant: commendable, blameless, meritorious
Somber
Adjective; dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
Syn: mournful, dismal
Ant: bright, sunny, lighthearted, jaunty
Squalid
Adjective; filthy, wretched, debased
Syn; dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
Ant: neat, spruce, exalted, lofty
Turbulent
Adjective; disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
Syn: tumultuous, unruly, agitated
Ant: calm, placid, tranquil, still
Vociferous
adjective; loud and noisy; compelling attention
Syn: clamorous, uproarious, blustering
Ant: quiet, soft-spoken, muted, subdued
Voluminous
Adjective; of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
Syn: bulky, massive, plentiful
Ant: scant, meager
Waive
Verb; to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temporarily, defer
Syn: decline, relinquish, forgo
Ant: claim, accept
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