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Vocab. Lev.B

Unit 2

WordDefinitionsynonymsantonymspart of speech
available ready for use, at hand obtainable,on hand unobtainable, not to be had adj.
cater to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant, to supply food and service pamper, indulge, gratify, provide frustrate, deny, refuse v.
customary usual, expected, routine regular, normal, traditional strange, odd, unusual, untraditional adj.
dissuade to persuade not to do something discourage, talk out of persuade, talk in to v.
entrepreneur a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business businessperson, impresario n.
firebrand a piece of burning wood, a troublemaker, an extremely energetic or emotional person hothead, agitator, rabble-rouser peace maker, pacifier, conciliator n.
hazard risk peril, or to expose to danger or harm or to gamble danger, venture n./v.
homicide the killing of one person by another manslaughter, murder n.
indifference a lack of interest or concern apathy, unconcern interest, concern, enthusiasm n.
indignant filled with resentment or anger over something unjust or mean offended, resentful, outraged, exasperated pleased, delighted, overjoyed, elated adj.
indispensable absolutely necessary, not to be neglected essential, crucial, vital unnecessary, nonessential adj.
lubricate to apply oil or grease, to make smooth or easier to use oil, grease v.
mutual shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more 2-sided, joint, shared, reciprocal 1-sided, unilateral adj.
pelt to throw a stream of things, to strike successively, to hurry bombard, shower, pepper v.
plague an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths or to annoy or bother epidemic, pestilence, pester, vex boon, blessing n./v.
poised balanced, suspended, calm collected, self-confident, ready nervous, tense adj. part.
regime a governent in power, a form or system of rule or management, a period of rule administration, rule n.
retard to make slow, delay, hold back slow down, restrain, impede hasten, speed up v.
transparent allowing light to pass through easily recognized or understood clear, translucent, obvious frosted, sooty, smoky, unclear, indistinct adj.
unscathed wholly unharmed, not injured unhurt, sound, intact, unimpaired injured, damaged, harmed, hurt adj.
Created by: Academic Center on 2007-08-29

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