Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 5



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acute

(adj.) with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time
Synonym:
clever, penetrating
Antonym: dull, blunted, mild, stupid, obtuse

bluster

(v.) to talk or act in a noisy and threatening way; to blow in stormy gusts;
Synonym: spout, rant, brag, swagger
Antonym:--
(n.) speech that is loud and threatening
Synonym: bravado
Antonym:--

bungle

(v.) to act or work clumsily and awkwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness
Synonym: blunder, botch, mess up
Antonym:--

commentary

(n.) a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion
Synonym: explanation, remarks, narration, description, account, review, analysis
Antonym:--

duration

(n.) the length of time that something continues or lasts
Synonym:--
Antonym:--

eerie

(adj.) causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious
Synonym: frightening, spooky, creepy
Antonym:--

facet

(n.) one aspect or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaces of a gem
Synonym: angle, characteristic, factor, element, cut
Antonym:--

fidelity

(n.) the state of being faithful; accuracy in details, exactness
Synonym: loyalty, faithfulness
Antonym: disloyalty, treachery, inexactness

fray

(n.) a brawl, a noisy quarrel;
Synonym: scuffle
Antonym:--
(v.) to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irritate
Synonym: unravel
Antonym:--

headstrong

(adj.) willful, stubborn
Synonym: obstinate, mulish, unruly
Antonym: obedient, docile, submissive

inhabitant

(n.) one living permanently in a given place
Synonym: resident, native, occupant, tenant
Antonym: stranger, outsider, visitor, foreigner

numb

(adj.) having lost the power of feeling or movement; 
Synonym: unfeeling, insensible, dazed
Antonym: sensitive, alert
(v.) to dull the feelings of; to cause to lose feeling
Synonym: deaden
Antonym:--

pacify

(v.) to make peaceful or calm; to soothe
Synonym: mollify, placate
Antonym: anger, arouse, stir up, foment, ignite

ravenous

(adj.) greedy; very hungry; eager for satisfaction
Synonym: starved, famished, voracious, wolfish
Antonym: not hungry, well-fed, satisfied, satiated

refute

(v.) to prove incorrect
Synonym: disprove, rebut
Antonym: prove, support, confirm, corroborate

remorse

(n.) deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience
Synonym: guilt
Antonym: clear conscience, 
guilelessness

setback

(n.) something that interferes with progress; a disappointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a step-like recession in a wall
Synonym: failure, reversal
Antonym: advance, gain, progress, triumph

smug

(adj.) overly self-satisfied, self-righteous
Synonym: conceited, complacent
Antonym: discontented, disgruntled

synopsis

(n.) a brief statement giving a general view of some subject, book, etc.; a summary
Synonym: outline, digest, abstract
Antonym:--

tarry

(v.) to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while
Synonym: dawdle, dally
Antonym: rush, hasten, leave, depart

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