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Vocab Unit Eight

TermDefinition
abut (v.) to join at one end or be next to; to support, prop up syn: border on, bolster
attire (n.) clothes, apparel, garb; (v.) to dress, adorn, or bedeck syn: clothing
avail (v.) to be of use or benefit to; to make use of; to take advantage of; to profit or benefit; (n.) use, benefit, or value
crony (n.) a very close friend, pal, chum, buddy Ant: enemy, rival
cryptic (adj.) puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic Ant: crystal clear, unambiguous
divergent (adj.) going in different directions; different from each other, departing from convention, deviant Syn: not in agreement, differing, unorthodox, unconventional Ant: merging, intersecting, converging, orthodox, conventional
enmity (n.) hatred, ill-will Syn: hostility, animosity, antagonism Ant: friendship, amity
fervent (adj.) very earnest, emotional, passionate; extremely hot Syn: enthusiastic, ardent, burning, blazing, scorching Ant: blase, apathetic, restrained, emotionless
gaunt (adj.) thin and bony, starved looking; bare, barren Syn: lean, scrawny, lanky, all skin and bones Ant: plump, chubby, stout, corpulent
infiltrate (v.) to pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily Syn: slip into, creep into, penetrate
nullify (v.) to make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out Syn: invade, annul Ant: confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction
perceptible (adj.) capable of being grasped by the senses or mind Syn: noticeable, discernible, observable Ant: invisible, unnoticeable, indiscernible
plummet (v.) to plummet straight down; (n.) a weight fastened to a line Syn: take a nosedive Ant: soar, skyrocket
proclaim (v.)to declare publicly or officially Syn: announce, promulgate Ant: conceal, cover up
proxy (n.) an agent, substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in another's place Syn: deputy, representativeank
rankle (v.) to cause anger, irritation, or bitterness (with the suggestion that pains grow worse with time) Syn: irritate, vex, nettle, irk, gall Ant: please, delight, gratify
scavenger (n.) a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies Syn: rummager
stint (v.) to limit, be sparing or frugal; (n.) a limit or restriction; a fixed share of work or duty; a period of activity Syn: restrict, scrimp, economize Ant: splurge, squander, lavish
stoical (adj.) self controlled; not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain Syn: unresponsive, impassive Ant: excitable, emotional, hotheaded
unflagging (v.) tireless, continuing with vigor Syn: steady, undiminished, unremitting Ant: diminishing, drooping, sagging