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ELA unit 3 words

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abridge
(v.) to make shorter
s.shorten, condense
a. expand, enlarge
adherent
(n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to
s. disciple
a. opponent, adversary
altercation
(n.) an angry argument
s.quarrel, dispute
a. agreement, accord
cherubic
(adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
s.angelic, seraphic
a. impish, devilish
condone
(v) to pardon or overlook
s.ignore, wink at
a. censure, condemn
dissent
(v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement
s.differ, dispute
a. agree, concur
eminent
(adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
s. illustricous, reowned
a.obscure, nameless
exorcise
(v.) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
s. expel, dispel
fabricate
(v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
s. put together, devise
a. take apart, undo
irate
(adj.) angry
s. incensed, livid
a. calm, cool
marauder
(n) a raider, plunderer
s. looter, pirate
obesity
(n.) excessive fatness
s. serious overweight, extreme corpulence
a. emaciation, gauntness
pauper
(n.) an extremely poor person
s. destitute person
a. millionaire, tycoon
pilfer
(v.) to steal in small quantities
s. filch, rob
rift
(n.) a split, break, breach
s. crack, fissure
a. reconciliation
semblance
(n.) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
s. appearance, air
a. dissimilarity, contrast
surmount
(v.) to overcome, rise above
s. conquer, triumph over
a. be vanquished, succumb to
terminate
(v.) to bring to an end
s. conclude, finish
a. begin, commence
trite
(adj.) commonplace; overused, stale
s. banal, hackneyed
a. novel, fresh
usurp
(v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
s. seize illegally, comandeer