Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 8




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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 8


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Affluence

(n.) wealth, riches, prosperity; great abundance, plenty
ANTONYMS: poverty

Arrears

(n., pl.) unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty
SYNONYM: overdue

Cascade

(n.) a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forward in quantity; (v.) to flow downward (like a waterfall)
SYNONYMS: rush,
ANTONYMS: trickle

Cringe

(v.) to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness
SYNONYMS: cower

Crotchety

(adj.) cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims
SYNONYMS: crabby, disagreeable
ANTONYMS: friendly

Immobile

(adj.) not movable; not moving
SYNONYMS: unmoving
ANTONYMS: movable

Impassable

(adj.) blocked so that nothing can go through
SYNONYMS:impenetrable
ANTONYMS: unblocked

Innovation

(n.) something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.
SYNONYMS:idea

Jovial

(adj.) good-humered, in high spirits; merry
SYNONYMS: Jolly
ANTONYMS: gloomy

Manacle

(n., usually pl.) a handcuff, anything that chains or confines; (v.) to chain or restrain (as with handcuffs)
SYNONYMS:handcuff
ANTONYMS: unchain,

Martial

(adj.) warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military life
SYNONYMS: hostile
ANTONYMS: peace loving

Minimum

(n.) the smallest possible amount; (adj.) the lowest permissible or possible
SYNONYMS: least
ANTONYMS: maximum

Nimble

(adj.) quick and skillful in movement, agile; clever
SYNONYMS: flexible
ANTONYMS: inflexible

Onset

(n.) the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assult
SYNONYMS: beginning
ANTONYMS: conclusion

Partition

(n)something that divides(such as a wall); the act of dividing something into parts or sections;(v)to divide or subdivide into parts or shares

Perishable

(adj.) likely to spoil or decay
SYNONYMS: short lived
ANTONYMS: long lasting

Retrieve

(v.) to find and bring back, get back; to put right, make good
SYNONYMS: recover

Sinister

(adj.) appearing evil or dangerous; threatening evil or harm
SYNONYMS: frightening
ANTONYMS: encouraging

Taut

(adj.) tightly drawn, tense neat, in good order
SYNONYMS: tight
ANTONYMS: loose


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