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Vocabchap8

TermDefinition
Attire' Noun; Verb Clothes, apparel, garb; to dress, adorn, or bedeck S: clothing
Avail' Verb; Noun To be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit; use, benefit, or value
Cro'ny Noun A very close friend, chum, buddy A: adversary, rival
Cryp'tic Adjective Puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic A: crystal clear, unambiguous
Diver'gent Adjective Goung in different directions; different from each other; departing from convention, deviant S: not in agreement, differing, unorthodox, unconventional A: merging, intersecting, converging, orthodox, conventional
En'mity Noun Hatred, ill-will S: hostility, animosity A: friendship, amity
Fer'vent Adjective Very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot S: enthusiastic, burning, blazing, scorching A: blasé, apathetic, restrained, emotionless
Gaunt Adjective Thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren S: lean, lanky, all skin and bones A: plump, stout, corpulent
In'filtrate Verb To pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily S: slip into, creep into, penetrate
Null'ify Verb To make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out S: invalidate, annul A: confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction
Percep'tible Adjective Capable of being grasped by the senses or mind S: noticeable, discernible, observable A: invisible, unnoticeable, indisconcerning
Plumm'et Verb; noun To plunge straight down; a weight fastened to a line S: take a nosedive A: soar, skyrocket
Proclaim' Verb To declare publicly or officially S: announce, promulgate A: conceal, cover up
Pro'xy Noun An agent, substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place S: deputy
Ran'kle Verb To cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (with the suggestion that the pain grows worse with time) S: irritate, vex, nettle, irk A: please, gratify
Scav'enger Noun A person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies S: rummager
Stint Verb; Noun To limit, be sparing or frugal; a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity S: restrict, scrimp, economize A: splurge, squander, lavish
Sto'ical Adjective Self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain S: unresponsive, impassive A: excitable, emotional, hotheaded
Unflagg'ing Adjective Tireless, continuing with vigor S: steady, undiminished, unremitting A: diminishing, drooping, sagging
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