Saturday, January 16, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 4




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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 4

20 terms by brianz123 PLUS

 

20 terms by cmlee110201


acquit

(v.) to declare not guilty, free from blame, discharge completely; to conduct or behave oneself
SYNONYM: exonerate, dismiss
ANTONYM: convict, declare guilty

deem

(v.) to think, believe; to consider, have an opinion
SYNONYM: judge, regard
ANTONYM: --

devastate

(v.) To destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins
SYNONYM: wreck, desolate
ANTONYM: develop, improve

discredit

(v.) to throw doubt upon, cause to be distrusted; to damage in reputation; 
(n.) a loss or lack of belief, confidence, or reputation
SYNONYM: disparage
ANTONYM: confirm, corroborate, bolster

elusive

(adj.) difficult to catch or to hold; hard to explain or understand
SYNONYM: slippery, wily, fleeting, puzzling, baffling
ANTONYM: --

generate

(v.) to bring into existence; to be the cause of
SYNONYM: create, produce, beget, cause
ANTONYM: end, terminate, extinguish, stifle

idolize

(v.) to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much
SYNONYM: adore, revere
ANTONYM: despise, scorn, disdain, detest

ingratitude

(n.) a lack of thankfulness
SYNONYM: thanklessness, ungratefulness
ANTONYM: thankfulness, gratefulness, recognition

keepsake

(n.) something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir
SYNONYM: reminder, memento
ANTONYM: --

mortal

(n.) a being that must eventually die; (adj.) of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable
SYNONYM: (n) human; (adj) fleeting, extreme
ANTONYM: (n) a god; (adj) undying, everlasting, eternal, divine

ovation

(n.) an enthusiastic public welcome, an outburst of applause
SYNONYM: cheers, bravos, hurrahs
ANTONYM: boos, jeers

petty

(adj.) unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor
SYNONYM: insignificant, piddling
ANTONYM: important, major, significant, weighty

plight

(n.) a sorry condition or state; 
(v.) to pledge, promise solemnly
SYNONYM: --
ANTONYM: --

repent

(v.) to feel sorry for what one has done or has failed to do
SYNONYM: regret
ANTONYM: rejoice over

reverie

(n.) a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought
SYNONYM: fantasy, meditation
ANTONYM: --

revocation

(n.) an act or instance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation
SYNONYM: repeal, withdrawal
ANTONYM: ratification, confirmation

scan

(v.) to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rhythm of a poem; 
(n.) an examination
SYNONYM: (v) study, glance at, skim; (v, n) survey
ANTONYM: --

strand

(n.) a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.; 
(v.) to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position
SYNONYM: (n) fiber, thread; (v) abandon, maroon
ANTONYM: (v) rescue, save

strife

(n.) bitter disagreement; fighting, struggle
SYNONYM: conflict, discord, turmoil
ANTONYM: peace, calm, harmony, agreement

topple

(v.) to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of
SYNONYM: unseat, upset, tumble
ANTONYM: remain upright, establish, set up


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