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Vocabulary Workshop Level B Unit 14

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affliction
(n) a physical ailiment; a cuase of pain or trouble misofrtune syn:illness, woe, torment, anguish ant:blessing, boon, joy
akin
(adj) having similar qualities or character; related by blood syn: kindred, like, conparable ant: unrelated,
cosmopolitan
(adj) found in most parts of the world; having many fields of interest; of worldwide scope; sophisticated syn: global, international, polished ant:narrow, unsophisticated, provincial
elongate
(v) to grow in length, become larger; to extend the length of syn: lengthen, stretch, protract ant: shorten, abbreviate, contract, curtail
gala
(n) a public entertainment marking a special event, a festive occasion, (adj) festive, showy syn: extravagnza, fete, spectaculare, grand
gaudy
(adj) Flashy, Showy, Not in good taste syn: garish, loud, vulgar ant: restrained, quiet, sober, sedate, tasteful
gratitude
(n) , appreciation, thankfulness syn: thanks, gratefulness
heed
(v),to pay careful attention to, notice, to be guided by; (n). close attention or consideration syn: listen to, attend ant:ignore, disregard
hoax
(n.) an act intended to trick or decive, a fraud (v.) to trick, deceive syn: deception, ruse, fake, dupe
impartial
(Adj.) Just, unbiased, fair, not taking sides syn:disinterested, nuetral, objective, ant: one- sided, prejusiced, baised,partial
impostor
(N). a swindler, deceiver; one who uses a false name or character in order to cheat syn:cheat, trickster, four- flushed, pretender
inflate
(V.) to fill with air or gas; to swell or puff out; to make something appear larger than it is. syn: blow up, pump up, enlarge, exaggerate, ant: deflate, flatten, diminish
meager
(adj.)poor,scant,unsatisfactory;thin,slight. syn: scanty, skimpy, sparse ant: ample, plentiful, abundant, lavish
meditate
(v.)to think about deeply and quietly,reflect upon;to plan, intend syn: ponder, contemplate, muse, ruminate
nutritious
(adj).nourishing,valuable and satisfying as food. syn: healthful, wholesome
oppress
(V.) to govern or rule cruelly or unjustly; to weigh heavily upon syn: mistreat, persecute, grind underfoot ant: pamper, coddle, free, liberate
pedestrian
(N.) one who goes on foot; (Adj.) relating to walking; on foot; ordinary, dull, unimaginative syn: commonplace, prosaic ant: driver, rider, original, novel
transmit
(v.) to send on,pass along,send out syn: pass on, convey, relay, deliver
vanquish
(verb) to defeat in battle or contest, overthrow; to overcome a feeling or condition syn: beat, conquer, subdue ant: succumb to, yield to
wan
unnaturally pale or sickly looking, lacking vitality, dim, weak,faint, ineffectual syn: ashen, pasty, psllid, bloodless, gaunt ant: rosy, ruddy, blooming, radiant
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