Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 7





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authorize

(v.) to approve or permit; to give power or authority to
synonym: entitle
antonym: prohibit

culprit

(n.) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct; 
an offender
synonym:--
antonym:--

dawdle

(v.) to waste time; to be idle; to spend more time in doing something than is necessary
synonym: dillydally
antonym:--

dissect

(v.) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care
synonym: entitle
antonym:--

expend

(v.) to pay out, spend; to use up
synonym:--
antonym:--

fatality

(n.) an event resulting in death; an accidental death
synonym:--
antonym: injury

gullible

(adj.) easily fooled, tricked, or cheated
synonym:--
antonym: suspicious

illicit

(adj.) not permitted, unlawful, improper
synonym:--
antonym: lawful, permissible

immerse

(v.) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply
synonym: to plunge

antonym:--


inflammatory

(adj.) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder
synonym: provoking
antonym:soothing


memorandum

(n) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report 
(pl., memorandums or memoranda)
synonym:--
antonym:--

pathetic

(adj.) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity; woefully inadequate
synonym: distressing, pitiable
antonym:--

persevere

(v.) to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough
synonym:--
antonym:--

prevaricate

(v.) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose
synonym:--
antonym:--

quash

(v.) to crush, put down completely
synonym:--
antonym:--

relish

(n.) enjoyment or satisfaction; something that adds a pleasing flavor; 
(v.) to enjoy greatly
synonym: take delight in
antonym:--

reminisce

(v.) to recall one's past thoughts,feelings, or experiences
synonym: recollect
antonym:--

scour

(v.) to clean or polish by hard rubbing; to examine with great care; to move about quickly in search of
synonym:--
antonym:--

tribute

(n) a statement that speaks to a person's character or to the benefits of a product; expressing the value and worth of someone or something
synonym: statement
antonym:

writhe

(v.) to make twisting or turning movements in a way that suggests pain or struggle
synonym:--
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