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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level D Unit 8 Synonyms

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assurance
Syn. promise, sureness, poise, self-possession
asylum
syn: sanatorium, sanctuary, refuge
console
syn: (v) soothe, solace, alleviate
dilate
syn: enlarge, expand, swell, prolong
dross
syn: rubbish, trash, detritus, dregs, scum
dwindle
syn: decrease, shrink, fade, peter out
flippant
syn: frivolous, impudent, impertinent, insolent
immunity
syn: exemption, impunity
institute
syn: (v) found, bring about, (n) academy
liability
syn: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback
preposterous
syn: nonsensical, absurd, incredible
pugnacious
syn: argumentative, combative, belligerent
rabid
syn: fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, berserk,
realm
syn: domain, duchy, bailiwick, jurisdiction
rejuvenate
syn: revitalize, renew
remunerate
syn: compensate, satisfy, profit, benefit
sparse
syn: thin, scanty, few and far between
sterling
syn: first-rate, outstanding, worthy, pure.
venture
syn: (n) gamble, (v) try, chance, undertake
warp
syn: (v) bend, distort, misshape, (n) irregularity