20 terms

Vocab Chapter 9

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avenge
to get revenge for, get even
Synonym: retaliate
cede
give up, surrender, hand over to another
Synonym: deliver up, transfer
deluge
a great flood, heavy fall of rain
Synonym: swamp, inundate
Antonym: trickle, driblle
discretion
good judgement, care in speech
Synonym: prudence, tact, discrimination
giddy
dizzy, light-headed, lacking seriousness
Synonym: faint, frivolous, flighty
Antonym:levelheaded, serious, earnest, sober
impact
the striking of one object against another, the shock caused by a collision
Synonym: collision, blow, effect
intimidate
to make timid or frighten by threats
Synonym: browbeat, hector
liberate
to free from bondage or domination, to release
Synonym: untie, unshackle
Antonym: imprison, fetter, shackle, bind
logical
reasonable, making use of reason and good sense
Synonym: rational, sensible
Antonym: absurd, ridiculous, unsound, preposterous
misrepresent
to give a false or untrue idea
Synonym: falsify, twist, exaggerate
optional
left to one's own choice, not required
Synonym: voluntary, discretionary
Antonym: required, mandatory, compulsory
outright
complete, instantaneous, without reservation, thoroughgoing
Synonym: total, out and out
Antonym: partial, incomplete
rendezvous
to meet in accordance with a plan, a meeting by agreement
Synonym: date, assignation
rotund
rounded and plump, full or rich in sound
Synonym: portly, sonorous
Antonym: angular, lanky, gaunt
saunter
to stroll, walk in an easy leisurely way
Synonym:ramble, amble, promenade
Antonym: speed, race, hurry dash
sluggish
lazy, slow-moving, not active, dull
Synonym: unhurried, lethargic
Antonym: energetic, brisk
subordinate
lower in rank or position, secondary
Synonym: assistant, helper
Antonym: superior, higher, chief, supervisor
tint
a delicate color or hue, a slight trace of something
Synonym: tone, color, stain
Antonym: bleach
variable
likely to undergo change, changeable like the letter X in an equation
Synonym: fluctuating, shifting, inconstant
Antonym: constant, unchanging, steady
verge
the pint at which something begins or happens, a border
Synonym: threshold, edge