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Unit 8

abnormal not usual, not typical, strange synonyms- freakish, unnatural, irregular, anomalous antonyms-normal, usual, regular, typical
capsize to turn bottom side up, upset synonym- overturn, upend, tip over antonym- remain upright
catastrophe a large scale disaster, misfortune, or failure synonyms- calamity, tragedy, cataclysm antonyms- triumph, victory, success
decrease to become or make less; a lessening synonyms- lessen, reduce, dwindle, diminish antonyms- increase, grow, develop, wax
disputatious inclined to argue or debate; provoking debate synonyms- argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious antonyms- nonargumentative, peaceable, pacific
eject to drive or throw out, evict synonyms- oust, expel, kick out antonyms- admit, let in, insert
flourish to grow, thrive, be prosperous; to wave in the air; a dramatic gesture; a fanfare of horns synonyms- prosper, burgeon, increase antonyms- wither, die, fade, shrivel up
incentive a reason for doing something; something that stimulates action synonyms- stimulus, spur, motive, inducement antonyms- curb, check, restraint, hindrance
insubordinate disobedient, rebellious synonyms- defiant, unruly, mutinous antonyms-obedient, submissive, docile, tractable
legible easily read synonyms- readable, clear, decipherable antonyms- unreadable, indecipherable
nub the central point or heart of the matter; a knob synonyms- core, kernel, nucleus, crux antonyms- fringe, periphery, edge
onslaught a violent attack; a sudden rush of something synonyms- assault, charge, foray, onset
ordain to establish by law; to order or command; to appoint as priest or minister; to destine synonyms- anoint, consecrate, enact, decree antonyms- forbid, veto, cancel
outstrip to get ahead of, do better than, exceed synonyms- outdo, outperform, outdistance, surpass antonyms- trail, lag behind
pervade to spread throughout synonyms- saturate, permeate, diffuse, imbue
prudent cautious, careful, showing good sense synonyms- wary, sensible, judicious antonyms- foolish, unwise, rash, reckless
quench to put out, extinguish, end synonyms- douse, stifle, slake antonyms- ignite, kindle
remnant a small part remaining behind synonyms- remainder, residue, leftover, fragment
simultaneous happening or existing at the same time synonyms- occurring at the same time, concurrent antonyms- occurring at different time
swerve to turn aside sharply; a sharp or sudden turn synonyms- veer, digress, sheer off
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