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Unit 4 Voc

QuestionAnswer
acquit v. to declar not guilty, free from blame, discharge completely; to conduct or behave oneself syn.-exonerate, dismiss atn.-convict, declare guilty The judge decided to aquit him.
deem v. to think believe; to consider, have an opinion syn.-judge, regard I deem him quilty of the crime
devastate v. to destroy, lay waste, leave in ruins syn.-wreak, desolate ant.-develop, improve This bad economy can devestate many lives.
discredit v. to throw doubt opon, cause to be distrusted, to damage in reputation; n. a loss or lack of belief, confidence, or reputation syn.-disparage ant.-confim,corroborate, bolster Ihad to discredit her story of innocence.
elusive adj. difficult to catch or hold;hard to explain or understand syn.- slippery, wily, fleeting, puzzling, baffling The gaint crocodile is elusive to the croc hunter.
generate v. to bring into existance, to be the cause of syn. create, produce, beget, cause ant.- end, terminate, extinguish, stifle Power plants generate a lot of electicity.
idolize v. to worship as an idol, make an idol of; to love very much syn.-adore, revere ant.-depise, scorn, disdain, detest Many people idolize false gods.
ingratitude n. a lack of thankfulness syn.-thanklessness, ungratfulness ant.-thankfulness, gratefulness, recognition The guest showed ingratitude to us.
keepsake n. something kept in memory of the giver; a souvenir syn.-reminder, memento My mom has a box of her keepsakes.
mortal n. a being that must eventually die;adj. of or relating to such a being; causing death, fatal; possible, conceivable syn.-n. human; adj. fleeting, extreme ant.-n. a god; adj. undying, everylasting, eternal, divine He commited a mortal sin.
ovation n. an enthusastic public welcome, an outburst of applause syn.- cheers, bravos, hurrahs ant.- boos, jeers The audience gave the musicians ann ovation for their song.
petty adj. unimportant, trivial; narrow-minded; secondary in rank, minor syn.-insignificant, piddling ant.-important, major, significant, weighty Arguing over who should get the last piece of pie was petty.
plight n. a soory condition or state; v. to pledge, promise solemnly Our economy is in a very bad plight.
repent v. to fell sorry for what one has done or failed to do syn.-regret ant.-rejoice over At Reconciliation, we repent our sins.
reverie n. a daydream; the condition of being lost in thought syn.- fantasy, meditation During school, I had a reverie about my upcoming vacation.
revocation n. an act or insistance of calling back, an annulment, cancellation syn.-repeal, withdrawal ant.-ratification, confirmation When he broke the computer user agreement, he got a revocation of his privelige to use the school's computers.
scan v. to examine closely; to look over quickly but thoroughly; to analyze the rhythm of a poem; n. an examination syn.-v. study, glance at, skim; v.,n.survey The archaeologists had to scan the artifact to learn more more about it.
strand n. a beach or shore; a string of wire, hair, etc.; v. to drive or run aground; to leave in a hopeless position syn.-n. fiber, thread; v. abandon, maroon The pirates wanted to strand us on the deserted island.
strife n. a bitter disagreemnt, fighting, struggle syn.-conflict, discord, turmoil ant.-peace, calm, harmony agreement There was a strife about how the project should be done.
topple v. to fall forward; to overturn, bring about the downfall of syn.-unseat, upset, tumble ant.- remain upright, establish, set up Those poorly stacked books could topple over any second.
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