Monday, January 25, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 11





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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 11



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alias

(n) an assumed name, especially as used to hide one's identity 
(adv) otherwise called

Synonyms: (n) pseudonym
Antonyms: (n) real name, given name, legal name

amble

(v) to walk slowly, stroll; (n) an easy pace; a leisurely walk

Syn
onyms: (v) saunter (n) ramble
Antonyms; (v, n) gallop, dash, sprint, run, race, rush

burly

(adj) big and strong, muscular
Syn
onyms: strapping, hefty, beefy, brawny

Antonyms: weak, puny, delicate, frail

distort

(v) to give a false or misleading account of; to twist out of shape

Syn
onyms: disfigure, misshape, falsify

dogged

(adj) persistent, stubbornly determined, refusing to give up

Syn
onyms: untiring
Antonyms: wishy-washy, faltering, irresolute

dumbfounded

(adj) so amazed that one is unable to speak, bewildered

Syn
onyms: speechless, stunned,, flabbergasted
Antonyms: unsurprised, expectant

extinct

(adj) no longer in existence, no longer active, gone out of use

Syn
onyms: died out, vanished
Antonyms: still alive, surviving, extant

fossil

(n) the petrified remains or traces of an animal or plant that has lived in the past; an extremely old-fashioned person or thing; 
(adj) having qualities that belong to a remote past

Syn
onyms: (n) relic

grit

(n) very fine sand or gravel; courage in the face of hardship or danger; 
(v) to grind; to make a grating sound

Syn
onyms: (n) dirt, mettle
Antonyms: (n) timidity, cowardice, faintheartedness

inevitable

(adj) sure to happen, unavoidable

Syn
onyms: inescapable, fated
Antonyms: avoidable, escapable, preventable

ingrained

(adj) fixed deeply and firmly; working into the grain or fiber; forming a part of the inmost being

Syn
onyms: deep-seated, deep-rooted, indelible
Antonyms: superficial, shallow, skin-deep

meteoric

(adj) resembling a meteor in speed; having sudden and temporary brilliance similar to a meteor's

Syn
onyms: brilliant, blazing
Antonyms: slow, sluggish, gradual

parody

(n) a humorous or ridiculous imitation; (v) to make fun of something by imitating it

Syn
onyms: (n) satire, travesty; (v) lampoon, burlesqu

prevail

(v) to triumph over; to succeed; to exist widely; be in general use; to get someone to do something by urging

Syn
onyms: win, rule, reign, overcome, conquer
Antonyms: be defeated, go under, succumb

rend

(v) to tear to pieces; split violently apart (past tense rent)

Syn
onyms: cleave, dismember, splinter, tear asunder

replenish

(v) to fill again, make good, replace

Syn
onyms: refill, restock, refresh, restore
Antonyms: empty, drain, deplete, sap

rummage

(v) to search through, investigate the contents of; 
(n) an active search, a collection of odd items

Syn
onyms: (v) delve into, sift through, poke around

skimp

(v) to save, be thrifty, by extremely sparing with; to give little attention or effort to

Syn
onyms: be stingy, scrimp, cut corner
Antonyms: be extravagant, splurge, lavish

sleuth

(n) detective

Syn
onyms: investigator, gumshoe

vandalism

(n) deliberate and pointless destruction of public or private property

Syn
onyms: willful destruction, malicious defacement

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