Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 12





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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 12



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abduct

(v) to kidnap, carry off by force

Synonym: seize, snatch

ambiguous

(adj) not clear; having two or more possible meanings

Syn
onym: vague, uncertain, unclear, equivocal
Antonym: obvious, plain, clear, unequivocal

balk

(v) to stop short and refuse to go on; to refuse abruptly; to prevent from happening; 
(n) (in baseball) an illegal motion made by a pitcher

Syn
onym: (v) resist, hesitate, block

compact

(adj) closely and firmly pack together; small
Synonym: (adj) dense 
Antonym: (adj) oversize, enormous, humongous, bulky

(v) to squeeze together
 Synonym(v) compress

(n) an agreement between parties; a small case containing a mirror and face powder; a small car

confer

(v) to consult, talk over, exchange opinions, to present as a gift, favor, or honor

Syn
onym: deliberate, award, bestow
Antonym: withdraw, take away, withhold, deny

earmark

(v) to set aside for a special purpose; to 
mark an animal for identification; 
Synonym: (v) reserve;

(n) an identifying mark or feature
Synonym: (n) trait, attribute

frigid

(adj) extremely cold, lacking in warmth or feeling

Syn
onym: freezing, unresponsive
Antonym: hot, balmy, torrid, warm, friendly

implement

(n) an instrument, tool; 
(v) to put into effect

Syn
onym: (n) device, utensil;
 (v) fulfill, accomplish, achieve, apply, carry out

incalculable

(adj) too great to be counted; unpredictable; uncertain

Syn
onym: countless, measureless
Antonym: measurable, countable, predictable

indisputable

(adj) beyond question or argument definitely true

Syn
onym: irrefutable, undeniable, incontestable, inarguable
Antonym: questionable, debatable, arguable

intensive

(adj) thorough, deep, showing great effort; concentrated

Syn
onym: thoroughgoing, heightened,exhaustive
Antonym: relaxed, easygoing, laid-back

maneuver

(n) a planned movement, a skillful plan; a scheme;
Synonym: (n) move, tactic

 (v) to perform or carry out such a planned movement
Synonym: (v) guide, manipulate

sabotage

(n) an action taken to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly; 

(v) to take such destructive action
Synonym: (v) vandalize, cripple, subvert, destroy

scant

(adj) not enough; barely enough; marked by a small or insufficient amount

Syn
onym: inadequate, meager, skimpy, bare
Antonym: abundant, plentiful, profuse, excessive

stealthy

(adj) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed; sneaky; underhanded

Syn
onym: sly, furtive
Antonym: open, direct, aboveboard, forthright

strapping

(adj) tall, strong, and healthy

Syn
onym: sturdy, husky, brawny, athletic, hefty
Antonym: weak, frail, fragile, delicate, puny

strident

(adj) harsh, shrill; unpleasant sounding

Syn
onym: piercing, grating
Antonym: mellow, soothing, musical, honeyed

Thrive

(v) to grow vigorously, to grow in wealth and possessions

Syn
onym: flourish, blossom, prosper
Antonym: wither, die, fade, fail

titanic

(adj) of enormous size, strength, power, or scope

Syn
onym: gigantic, huge, mighty, immense
Antonym: tiny, miniature, diminutive, pint-size

valiant

(adj) possessing or acting with bravery or boldness

Syn
onym: brave, bold, courageous, gallant, heroic
Antonym: timid, cowardly, fainthearted, "chicken"

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