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20 terms

English Unit 8 Cp

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assurance
(n.) a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence SYNONYMS: promise, sureness, poise, self- possession ANTONYMS: uncertaintly, doubt, insecurity
asylum
(n.) an institution for the care of the children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety SYNONYMS: sanatorium, sanctuary, refuge
console
(v.) to comfort; (n.) the keyboard of an organ; a control panel for an electrical or mechanical device SYNONYMS: (v.) soothe, solace, alleviate ANTONYMS: (v.) distress, aggravate, bother, vex, torment
dilate
(v.) to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon SYNONYMS: enlarge, expand, swell, prolong ANTONYMS: contract, compress, constrict
dross
(n.) refuse, waste products SYNONYMS: rubbish, trash, detritus, dregs, scum
dwindle
(v.) to lessen, diminish SYNONYMS: decrease, shrink, fade, peter out ANTONYMS: increase, enlarge, swell, proliferate
flippant
(adj.) lacking in seriousness; disrespectul, saucy SYNONYMS: frivolous, impudent, impertinent, insolenta ANTONYMS: serious, respectful, deferential, obsequious
immunity
(n.) resistance or disease; freedom from some charge or obligation SYNONYMS: exemption, impunity ANTNOYMS: vulnerability, susceptibility, exposure
institute
(v.) to establish, set up; (n.) an organization for the promotion of learning SYNONYMS: (v.) found, bring about; (n.) academy ANTONYMS: (v.) terminate, discontinue, demolish, raze
liability
(n.) a debt; something disadvantageous SYNONYMS: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback ANTONYMS: advantage, asset
preposterous
(adj.) ridiculous, senseless SYNONYMS: nonsensical, absurd, incredible ANTONYMS: sensible, reasonable, realistic, plausible
pungnacious
(adj.) quarrelsome, fond of fighting SYNONYMS: argumentative, combative, belligerent ANTONYMS: peace-loving, friendly, amicable, congenial
rabid
(adj.) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies SYNONYMS: fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, beserk ANTONYMS: moderate, restrianed, blase, indifferent
realm
(n.) a kingdom; a region or field of study SYNONYMS: domain, duchy, bailiwick, jurisdiction
rejuvenate
(v.) to make young again; to make like new SYNONYMS: revitalize, renew ANTONYMS: wear out, exhaust, enervate, debiliate
remunerate
(v.) ro reward, pay, reimburse SYNONYMS: compensate, satisfy, profit, benefit
sparse
(adj.) meager, scant; scattered SYNONYMS: thin, scanty, few and far between ANTONYMS: plentiful, abundant, profuse, teeming
sterling
(adj.) genuine, excellent; made fo silver of standard fineness SYNONYMS: first-rate, outstanding, worthy, pure ANTONYMS: mediocre, shoddy, second-rate, sham
venture
(n.) a risky or daring undertaking; (v.) to expose to danger; to dare SYNONYMS: (n.) gamble; (v.) try, chance, undertake ANTONYMS: (v.) withdraw, retire, shrink from, shy away
warp
(v.) to twist out of shape; (n.) an abnormality SYNONYMS: (v.) bend, distort, misshape; (n.) irregularity ANTONYMS: (v.) straighten, unbend, rectify