Thursday, January 21, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 9




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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 9


20 terms by maricelismd



avenge

(v.)to seek revenge for, get even for, settle a score; to punish someone or get satisfaction for a wrong or injury
SYNONYM: retaliate

cede

(v.) to give up, surrender; to hand over to another
SYNONYMS: yield, deliver up, transfer

deluge

 (n.) a great flood; a heavy fall of rain; anything that comes in vast quantity (like a flood) ;
ANTONYMS: (n.) trickle, dribble
(v.) to flood 
SYNONYMS: (v.) swamp, inundate

discretion

(n.) Good judgment; care in speech or action
SYNONYMS: prudence, tact, discrimination

giddy

(adj.) dizzy; light-headed; lacking seriousness
SYNONYMS: faint, frivolous, flighty
ANTONYMS: levelheaded, serious, earnest, sober

impact

(n) the striking of one object against another; the shock caused by a collision; 
SYNONYMS: (n.)collision, blow, effect
(v.) to affect especially forcefully

intimidate

(v.) to make timid or frighten by threats; to use fear to get someone to do (or not to do) something

SYNONYMS: bully, browbeat, hector

liberate

(v.) to free from bondage or domination; to release

SYNONYMS: untie, unshackle
ANTONYMS: imprison, fetter, shackle, bind

logical

(adj.) reasonable; making use of reason and good sense

SYNONYMS: rational, sensible
ANTONYMS: absurd, ridiculous, unsound, preposterous

misrepresent

(v.) to give a false or untrue idea

SYNONYMS: distort, falsify, twist, exaggerate


optional

(adj.) left to one's own choice; not required

SYNONYMS: voluntary, elective, discretionary
ANTONYMS: required, mandatory, compulsory

outright

(adj.) complete; instantaneous; without reservation, thoroughgoing ;(adv.) completely, instantaneously 

SYNONYMS: (adj.) total, out and out; (adv.) utterly; instantly
ANTONYMS: (adj.) partial, incomplete (adv.) by degrees

rendezvous

(v.) to meet in accordance with a plan; a meeting by agreement;
(n.) a meeting place.

SYNONYMS: (n) date, appointment, assignation

rotund

(adj.) rounded and plump; full or rich in sound

SYNONYMS:
 round, plump, chubby portly, sonorous
ANTONYMS: angular, lanky, skinny, gaunt

saunter

(v.) to stroll; walk in an easy, leisurely way ; 
(n.) a stroll

SYNONYMS: (v.) ramble, amble; (n.) promenade
ANTONYMS: (v.) speed, race, hurry, dash, scurry, rush

sluggish

(adj.) lazy; slow-moving; not active, dull

SYNONYMS: unhurried, lethargic,leisurely
ANTONYMS: energetic, brisk,
 active, lively, rapid

subordinate

(adj.) lower in rank or position, secondary ;
(n.) one who is in a lower position or under the orders of someone else ;
(v.) to put in a lower or secondary position 

SYNONYMS: (n.) assistant, helper
ANTONYMS: (adj.) superior, higher, (n.) chief, supervisor

tint

(n.) a delicate color or hue; a slight trace of something ;
SYNONYMS: (n.) tone,shade
(v.) to give color to something; to dye 

SYNONYMS: (v.) color, stain
ANTONYMS: (v.) bleach,whiten

variable

(adj.) likely to undergo change; changeable ; a value or quantity that varies;
SYNONYMS: (adj.) fluctuating, shifting, inconstant
ANTONYMS: (adj.) constant, unchanging, steady

(n.) a symbol for such

verge

(n.) the point at which something begins or happens; a border 
SYNONYMS: (n.) threshold, edge,brink
(v.); to incline, tend toward, approach; to be in the process of becoming something else

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