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vocab

unit 2

QuestionAnswer
groundless without any good reason or cause, unjustified syn-baseless, unsupported ant-well-founded, reasonable, justified sent-Shirley has ___fear.
encompass to encircle, go or reach around; to include with a certain group or class syn-surround, envelop ant-leave out, omit, exclude sent-They ___ their enemy.
disinterested fair minded, free from selfish moves; indifferent syn-neutral, impartial, unbiased ant-partial, biased, prejudiced sent-Switzerland is ___.
depict to portray; to represent or show in the form of a picture syn-sketch, draw, picture, illustrated sent-She ___ my every move.
contemporary belonging to the same time period as oneself; a person of the same time syn-present-day, modern, current, peer ant-ancient, prehistoric, antique, antiquated sent-The furniture in my house is ___.
constrain to force, compel; to restrain, hold back syn-pressure, restrict. confine, limit ant-loosen, relax sent- He was ___ from playing video games.
confront to meet face to face, especially as a challenge; come to grips with syn-face, encounter ant-avoid, evade sent-She ___ her opponent.
arid extremely dry; uninteresting, dull syn-waterless, parched, boring, unimaginative ant-waterlogged, soggy, fertile, lush sent-My cousins live in the ___, hot climate of Arizona.
stamina the strength needed to keep going or overcome physical or mental strain; staying power syn-endurance sent-Olympic swimmers must have ___ to swim continuous laps.
sheepish embarrassed; resembling a sheep in meekness, timid syn-shamefaced, meek ant-bold, saucy, brazen, confident sent-Monica was nervous, so she had a ___ look on her face.
serene peaceful, calm; free of emotional upset; clear and free of storm; majestic, grand syn-tranquil, composed, fair ant-agitated, troubled, stormy, inclement sent-It is ___ and tranquil outside.
ruffle to wrinkle, make uneven; to annoy, upset; a gathered material used for trimming edges syn-disturb, frill ant-smooth out, soothe sent-Kayla's dress has ___ on it.
mimic a person who does imitations; to imitate; to make fun of syn-copycat, impersonator, parrot, impersonate sent-He is ___ my every move.
maximum the greatest possible amount or degree; reaching the greatest possible amount or degree syn-largest, highest, utmost ant-least, lowest, minimum, smallest sent-Brandi spent the ___ amount of money at the mall.
manipulate to handle or use skillfully; to manage or control for personal gain or advantage syn-work, maneuver, influence sent-Sophie ___ all the controls.
incomprehensible impossible to understand syn-baffling, confusing, bewildering ant-understandable, clear, plain, intelligible sent-Alana is a mumbler, so when she tried to tell me something it was completely ___.
hypocrite a person who pretends to be what he or she really is; a two faced person syn-phony, fraud sent-Everyone considers Ross a ___.
assailant a person who attacks violently syn- assaulter, attacker, mugger sent-The spy had found where the ___ was hiding.
billow a large wave; to rise or swell like a wave syn-breaker, surge, bulge ant-trough, deflate sent-The smoke ___rose from a chimney.
adverse unfavorable, negative; working against, hostile syn-difficult, trying ant-favorable, positive, helpful, beneficial sent-Bobby had an ___ reaction to poison ivy.
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