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Unit 8

Vocab

WordDefinition
Affluence N)wealth, riches, proseperity; great abundance, plentySyn: opulenceAnt: poverty, want, destitution
Arrears N., pl.) Unpaid or overude debts; an unfinished dutySyn: in default, in the red, late, overdue
Cascade N) a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forth in quantity; v) to flow downward (like a waterfall)Syn: v) plunge, rush, tumbleAnt: n) drip, drop; v) trickle, ooze
Cringe v)to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness Syn: flinch, duck, cower, fawnAnt: strut, swagger
Crotchety adj) cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whimsSyn: grumpy, grouchy, crabby, disagreeableAnt: sociacle, friendly, agreeable, amiable
Format N) The size, shape, or arrangement of somethingSyn: Layout, design
Immobile adj) not movable; not movingSyn: fixed, stationary, unmoving, rootedAnt: movable, portable, nimble, agile
Impassable adj) Blocked so that nothing can go throughSyn: closed, impenetrableAnt: unblocked, clear, open, fit for travel
Innovation N) something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.Syn: novelty, moderisation, new wrinkle
Jovial adj) good-humored,in high spirits: merrySyn: jolly, cheerful, festiveAnt: gloomy, morose, melancholy, cheerless
Manacle n., usually pl.) a handcuff, anything that chains or confines; (v.) to chain or restrain (as with handcuffs)Syn: v.) put in chains, fetterAnt: v.) unchain, set free, emancipate, release
Martial adj) warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military lifeSyn: military, hostile, bellicoseAnt: peace-loving, peaceable, pacific, unwarlike
Minimum N) the smallest possible amount; adj) the lowest permissible or possibleSyn: Adj) leastAnt: n) maximum; adj) highest, most
Nimble Adj) likely to spoil or decaySyn: short-lived, fleetingAnt: long-lasting, durable, undying, permanent
Onset N) the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assualtSyn: outset, commencementAnt: conclusion, close, end
Partition N) something that divides (such as a wall); the act of dividing something into parts or sections; v.) to divide or subdivide into parts or sharesSyn: N) divider, separationAnt: V.) join, combine, consolidate, merge
Perishable Adj) likely to spoil or decaySyn: short-lived, fleetingAnt: long-lasting, durable, undying, permanant
Retrieve V.) to fund and bring back, get back; to put right, make goodSyn: recover, regain, fetch, remedy. rectify
Sinister Adj) appearing evul or dangerous; threatening evil or harmSyn: frightening, menacing, ominousAnt: loose, slack, drooping, messy, sloppy
Taut Adj) tightly drawn, tense; neat, in good order Syn:tight, strained, orderly, shipshape Ant: loose, slack, drooping, messy, sloppy
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