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Unit 2

Word Set 2

TermDefinitionPart of speechantonymsynonyms
whimper to utter weak cries verb bawl moan, weep, bleat, blubber, complain, fuss, mewl, object pule,
wallow roll about or lie relaxed in mud or water verb/noun steady, straighten flounder, lurch, totter, blunder, immerse, lie
snarl to speak in an angry way verb calm, clarity, harmony, order, simplicity, ease chaos. clutter, complexity, confusion, disarray, disorder,
stricken troubled by illness, bad luck, or sadness adjective unaffected injured, harmed, wounded
hardy able to survive difficult conditions adjective incomplete, sick, soft, unfit, unhealthy, weak, feeble, invalid, tender firm, fit, solid, stalwart, stout well
ecstatic very happy or excited adjective apathetic, collected, depressed, down, indifferent, sad, sorrowful, unenthusiastic, unexcited, unhappy craxy, delirious, elated, enthusiastic, joyful, joyous, overjoyed, rapturous
dejected depressed in spirits, disheartened, low spirited adjective cheerful, elated, encouraged, happy, heartened, inspirited crestfallen, despondent, discouraged, disheartened, gloomy, glum
melancholy a feeling of pensive sadness, typically with on obvious cause noun/adj. bright, cheerful, happy, joyful, sunny gloomy, grim, mournful, pensive, somber, sorrowful, wistful
robust strong, healthy, vigorous adjective impotent, fragile, incapable, ineffective, lethargic, small, unstable, weak strong, vigorous, sturdy, tough, powerful, solid, strapping,husky
ambitious showing eager desire to get things done adjective apathy, aversion, disgust dislike, distaste, hate, inactivity, lethargy appetite, aspiration, desire, energy, enthusiasm, hope, love
dread causing fear, anxiety, or fear adjective pleasant, pleasing, welcomed, wonderful alarming, frightening, awe-inspiring
composed calm and in control adjective agitated, nervous, upset, worried, excited, angered, annoyed, aroused confident, easygoing, levelheaded, poised, serene, tranquil,
aggressive ready or likely to attack or confront adjective lazy, calm, easy-going, laid-back, complaisant hostile, belligerent, antagonistic, truculent
indolent wanting to avoid activity or exertion; lazy adjective active, hardworking, busy, energetic, enthusiastic lazy, idle, slothful, do-nothing, drony, idle
torrent a rushing stream of liquid noun drip cascade, downpour, flood, outburst, tide, stream, waterfall
engross to take up all the attention verb disgust, bore, disenchant, offend, tire bewitch, captivate, enrapture, immerse, fascinate, preoccupy
overflow a flowing over verb discouragement, insufficiency, lack, necessity, need, want deluge, flash flood, overabundance, torrent,
influx an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things noun retreat, departure arrival, incursion, inflow, introduction, invasion
devour to swallow or eat up hungrily, voraciously, or ravenously verb build, create, absorb, destroy, eat, exhaust, feed on, gobble
consume eat, drink, or ingest verb fill, save absorb, deplete, devour, dominate, drain, eat up
sensitivity an awareness of other people's feelings noun unconsciousness, apathy, impassivity, insensitivity awareness, feeling, sense, sympathy,
torment extreme pain of the body or mind noun cheer, comfort, ontentment, health, joy affliction, agony, anguish, misery, pain, suffering
grief a deep sadness noun cheer, comfort, contentment, gladness agony, angquish, bereavement, despair, discomfort, gloom
compassion the emotion that one feels in response to the suffering of others that motivates a desire to help noun/verb animosity, cruelty, meanness benevolence, empathy, grace, kindness, mercy, sorry, sympathy, tenderness
sympathy feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else's misortune noun apathy, cruelty, harshness, hatred, meanness affinity, compassion, empathy, kindness, tenderness, understanding, unity
agony extreme physical or mental suffering noun contentment, happiness, joy, comfort, anquish, misery, passion, torment, torture, woe
tumult great and confusing noise noun calm, quiet, silence, order, harmony, peace, agreement turmoil, upheaval, agitation, commotion, pandemonium, excitement, unrest
uproar a state of violent and noisy disturbance; turmoil noun calm, harmony, order, peace, quiet, silence, agreement bickering, brawl, chaos, clamor confusion, fuss, mayhem, turbulence, turmoil,
tranquility calmness, peacefulness, quiet, serenity noun agitation, upset, chaos, disturbance, loudness, noise, turbulence, violence calm, coolness, equanimity, stillness, composure, hush, imperturbability, order, peacefulness, placidity
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