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Level A Unit 8

Vocabulary Workshop Level A Unit 8

WordDefinitionSynonyms
affluence wealth, riches, prosperity; great abundance, plenty opulence
arrears unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty in default, in the red, late overdue
cascade a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forth in quantity; to flow downward (like a waterfall) plunge, rush, tumble
cringe to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness flinch, duck, cower, fawn
crotchety cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims grumpy, grouchy, crabby, disagreeable
format the size, shape, or arrangement of something layout, design
immobile not movable; not moving fixed, stationary, unmoving, rooted
impassable blocked so that nothing can go through closed, impenetrable
innovation something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc. novelty, modernization, new wrinkle
jovial good-humored, in high spirits; merry jolly, cheerfuller, festive
manacle a handcuff, anything that chains or confines; to chain or restrain (as with handcuffs) put in chains, fetter
martial warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military life military, hostile, bellicose
minimum the smallest possible amount; the lowest permissible or possible least
nimble quick and skillful in movement, agile; clever lively, keen, flexible
onset the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assault outset, commencement
partition something that divides (such as a wall); the act of dividing something into parts or sections divider, separation
perishable likely to spoil or decay short-lived, fleeting
retrieve to find and bring back, get back, to put right, make good recover, regain, fetch, remedy, rectify
sinister appearing evil or dangerous, threatening evil harm frightening, menacing, ominous
taut tightly drawn, tense; neat; in good order tight, strained, orderly, shipshape
Created by: riveraj