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vocab unit #3

1. barrage, n. a rapid large-scale outpouring of something. syn.-bombardment,shelling,volley, blast We were hit by a barrage of grenades.
2. bigot, n. an intolerant, predudiced, or biased person. syn.-racist He is a bigot because he thinks that women shouldn't play sports.
3.designate, v.,adj. indicate, point out;to appoint; adj. selected but not yet installed The president should designate his helpers.syn.- name, signify, denote, nominate, choose
4. diversity, n. difference, variety, a conditionof having many different types or forms syn.- dissimalarity ant.-simalarity, sameness, uniformity There is a lot of diversity between plants.
5.enigma, n. someone or something that is extremly puzzling; thatwhich cannot be understood or explained syn.- riddle, mystery, puzzle, conundrum This puzzle is an enigma.
6. gloat, n. to look at or think about with geart intensity and satisfaction; to take personal joy in. syn.-relish, relel in, crow over ant.- regret, bemoan, mourn, fell chagrined He likes to gloat about his athletic skills.
7. global, n. of, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive syn.- worldwide, universal, widespread ant.- local regional, provincialPollution is a global issue.
8. illusion, n. a false idea, something that one seems to see or to be aware of that really does not exist syn.-delusion, fantasy, deception ant.- reality, truth, actuality The magician uses illusions to make magic.
9. infuriate, v. to make very angry, enrage syn. provoke, incense, madden ant.-calm, soothe, pacify, please Losing the game by one point infuriated the team.
10. motivate, v. to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action syn.-spur on, encourage, prompt, goad ant.- discourage, dissuade, disincline My mom has to motivate me to do my homework.
11. pacifist, n., adj. n. one who is against war or the use of violence; adj. opposing war or violence. syn.-peacemaker, dove ant.- warmonger I have a friend who s a pacifist.
12. queue, n., v. a line of people waiting for something (such as a bus or the opening of a store); v. to form such a line syn.-clumn, file, row, line ant.- disorganized crowd There was a long queue fo rhte rollercoaster.
13. restrict, v. to kepp within set limits, to confine syn.- hold back, limit ant.-open up, enlarge, expand He restricted me from entering the house.
14. sage, adj., n. adj. wise; n. a very wise person syn.-adj.sagacious; n. phlilosopher, Solomon My parents give me sage advice.
15. slake, v. to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end syn.-quench, gratify, sate, ease, assuage ant.-increase, intensify, aggravate That steak slaked my hunger.
16. terrain, n. the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge syn.-ground, topography, territory The terrain is very smooth.
17.vocation, n. any trade, pofession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work syn.-career, pursuit ant.-hobby, pastime, avocation We say a prayer for vocations at Mass.
18. vow, n., v. n. a solemn or sacred promise or pledge;v. to declare or promise in a sacred way syn.-n. word of honor; v. pledge The president vowed to do what is best for the country
19. waylay, v. to lie in and wait for attack, ambush syn.-entrap, ensnare The army waylayed the other army.
20. wither, v. to dry up, wilt, sag; to cause someone to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small. syn.- shrivel, droop, shame, abash ant.- bloom, flower, flourish, burgeon The plants withered at the end of summer.
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