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Vocabulary Workshop Level E Unit 7

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abhor
(v.)- to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply
[syn]- detest, despise, abominate
amend
(v.)- to change in a formal way; to change for the better
[syn]- modify, improve, correct
buffet
(v.)- to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty
(n.)- a slap or blow
[syn]- ((v)): batter, sock, thump, pummel, toss about
chaos
(n.)- great confusion, disorder
[syn]- anarchy, turmoil, pandemonium
commodious
(adj.)- roomy, spacious
[syn]- comfortable, ample, capacious
corrosive
(adj.)- eating away gradually, acidlike; bitterly sarcastic
[syn]- caustic, mordant, acidulous, spireful
discern
(v.)- to see clearly, recognize
[syn]- perceive, detect, distinguish
extant
(adj.)- still existing; not exterminated, destroyed, or lost
[syn]- surviving, in existence
implicate
(v.)- to involve in; to connect with or be related to
[syn]- incriminate, entangle
inter
(v.)- to bury, commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion
[syn]- unearth, exhume
martinet
(n.)- a strict disciplinarian; a stickler for the rules
[syn]- taskmaster, slave driver
obviate
(v.)- to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of
[syn]- preclude, forestall, ward off
renegade
(n.)- one who leaves a group; a deserter, outlaw
(adj.)- traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox
[syn]- ((n)): turncoat, defector, heretic
reprehensible
(adj.)- deserving blame or punishment
[syn]- objectionable, blameworthy, culpable, odious
somber
(adj.)- dark, gloomy; depressed or melancholy in spirit
[syn]- mournful, dismal
squalid
(adj.)- filthy, wretched, debased
[syn]- dingy, sordid, foul, vile, abject
turbulent
(adj.)- disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy
[syn]- tumultuous, unruly, agitated
vociferous
(adj.)- loud and noisy; compelling attention
[syn]- clamorous, uproarious, blustering
voluminous
(adj.)- of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length
[syn]- bulky, massive, copious, plentiful
waive
(v.)- to do without, give up voluntarily; to put off temperaraly, defer
[syn]- decline, relinquish, forgo