Monday, January 18, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 6




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agenda

(n.) the program for a meeting; a list, outline, or plan of things to be considered or done
Synonym: schedule, docket
Antonym:--

amiable

(adj.) friendly, good-natured
Synonym: pleasant, agreeable
Antonym: unfriendly, ill-humored, gruff, hostile

befuddle

(v.) to confuse, make stupid
Synonym: bewilder, boggle, stupefy
Antonym: enlighten, set straight

blight

(n.) a disease that causes plants to wither
Synonym: eyesore and die; a condition of disease or ruin;
Antonym:-- 
(v.) to destroy, ruin
Synonym: spoil, nip
Antonym: foster, promote, nourish, encourage

boisterous

(adj.) rough and noisy in a cheerful way; high-spirited
Synonym: loud, unruly, disorderly
Antonym: quiet, calm, peaceful, well-behaved, sedate

clarity

(n.) clearness, accuracy
Synonym: lucidity, precision
Antonym: confusion, murkiness, ambiguity

compliant

(adj.) willing to do what someone else wants; obedient
Synonym: meek, docile, submissive
Antonym: disobedient, obstinate, rebellious, perverse

conserve

(v.) to preserve; to keep from being damaged, lost, or wasted; to save
Synonym: guard, care for
Antonym: waste, squander, dissipate



debut

(n.) a first public appearance; a formal entrance into society; 
Synonym: coming-out
Antonym: retirement, departure

(v.) to make a first appearance

gory

(adj.) marked by bloodshed, slaughter, or violence
Synonym: Bloody, gruesome
Antonym: bloodless

gross

(adj.) overweight; coarse, vulgar; very noticeable; total;
Synonym: fat, sheer, utter, flagrant
Antonym: slender, thin, delicate, fine, partial

(n.) an overall total (without deductions); twelve dozen; 
Synonym:--
Antonym: net
(v.) to earn
Synonym:--
Antonym: net

induce

(v.) to cause, bring about; to persuade
Synonym: prevail upon, influence
Antonym: prevent, deter, hinder

leeway

(n.) extra space for moving along a certain route; allowance for mistakes or inaccuracies; margin of error
Synonym:latitude, elbow room
Antonym:--

limber

(adj.) flexible;
Synonym: supple, pliable
Antonym: stiff, rigid, wooden
(v.) to cause to become flexible
Synonym: stretch
Antonym: stiffen

maze

(n.) a network of paths through which it is hard to find one's way; something very mixed-up and confusing
Synonym: labyrinth, puzzle, tangle
Antonym:--

oracle

(n.) someone or something that can predict the future
Synonym: prophet, seer, sibyl
Antonym:--

partisan

(n.) a strong supporter of a person, party, or cause; one whose support is unreasoning; a resistance fighter, guerrilla; 
Synonym: fan, booster
Antonym: critic, foe
(adj.) strongly supporting one side only
Synonym: partial, biased
Antonym: impartial, neutral

reimburse

(v.) to pay back; to give payment for
Synonym: repay, refund, compensate
Antonym:--

vacate

(v.) to go away from, leave empty; to make empty; to void, annul
Synonym: depart, give up, abandon
Antonym: occupy, keep, hold, hang on to

vagabond

(n.) an idle wanderer; a tramp;
Synonym: vagrant, hobo
Antonym: homebody, resident
(adj.) wandering; irresponsible
Synonym: unsettled, footloose
Antonym: settled

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