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Vocabulary Unit 5


filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror SYN shocked, horrified, stupefied ANT delighted, overjoyed, ummoved


more than enough, large, spacious SYN sufficient, adequate, considerable ANT insufficient, inadequate


ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance SYN phanton, specter


to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully SYN affirm, avow


to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame SYN cringe, flinch ANT stand up to


(v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully; (n.) a feeling of contempt


a brief statement wirtten on a tomb or gravestone SYN tombstone inscription


having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase SYN upright, virtuous, honorable ANT immoral, unscrupulous, dishonest


humorous, not meant seriously SYN comical, witty, tongue-in-check ANT serious, humorless


not able to be heard SYN faint, indistinct ANT audible, easily heard


without restraint or control; unselective SYN haphazard, random, uncritical ANT selective, discriminating, judicious


(n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting; (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite with curiousity SYN scheme, plot, conspiracy ANT fair play


area of authority or control; the right to administer justice SYN purview


appearing true, reasonable, or fair SYN believable, probable ANT improbable, far-fetched


(adj) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; (n.) a common person, member of the lower class SYN lowborn, proletarian, coarse, unrefined ANT aristocratic, refined, cultivated


(adj) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; (n.) one who is wasteful and self - indulgent SYN (adj.) improvident (n.) spendthrift, wastrel


nearness, closeness ANT distance, remoteness


grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments) SYN crush, demolish


that which follows, a result; a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier SYN follow-up, continuation ANT prelude, overture, curtain-raiser


highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state SYN unstable, erratic ANT stable, steady, static, inert, dormant

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