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unit 5 B19

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acute adj. with a sharp point; keen and alert; sharp and severe; rising quickly to a high point and lasting for a short time syn.-clever, penentrating ant.-dull, blunted,mild, stupid, obtuse Dogs have an acute sense of smell.
bluster v. to talk or actin a noisy and treatening way; to blow in stormy gusts; n. speech that is loud and threatening syn.- v. spout, rant, brag,swagger; n. bravado The man was blustering about the safety of his kids.
bungle v. to act or work clumsily and akwardly; to ruin something through clumsiness syn.- blunder, blotch, mess up He always cna bungle the easiest things.
commentary n. a series of notes clarifying or explaining something; an expression of opinion syn.- explanation, remarks, narration, description, aacount, review, analysis After the movie, they had a commentary.
duration n. the length of time that something continues or lasts The duration of the opera was 16 hours.
eerie adj. causing fear because of strangeness; weird, mysterious syn.- frightening, spooky, creepy. There was an eerie mist.
facet n. one aspect, or side of a subject or problem; one of the cut surfaceof a gem syn.- angle, characeristic, factor, element, cut The diamond had 10 facets.
fidelity n. the state of being faithful, accuracy in details exactness syn.-loyalty, faithfulness ant.- disloyalty, treachery, inexactness His picure showed no fidelity.
fray n.a brawl, a noisy quarrel; v. to wear away by rubbing; make ragged or worn; to strain, irrate syn.-n. scuffle; v. unravel My clothes fray a lot.
headstrong adj. willful, stubborn syn.- obstinate, mulish, unruly ant.-obedient, docile, submissive In the story, nadia was headstrong.
inhabitant n. one living permenently in a given place syn.-resident, native, occupant, tenant ant.-stranger, outsider, vistor, foreigner A fox is an inhabitant of a forest.
numb adj. having lost the power of feeling or movement; v. to dull the feeling of; to cause to lose feeling syn.- adj. unfeeling, insensible, dazed; v. deaden ant.- adj. sensitive, alert I was so cold that my hands were numb.
pacify v. to make peaceful or calm; to soothe syn.-mollify, placateant.- anger, stir up, forment, ignite The mom tried to pacify to baby.
ravenous adj.-greedy, very hungry; eager for satisfaction syn.-starved, famished, voracious, wolfish ant.- not hungry, well-fed, satisfied, satiated My boss is revenous in our work.
refute v. to prove incorrect syn.- disprove, rebut, ant.-prove, support, confirm, corroborateI can refute his claim of innocence.
remorse n. deep and painful regret for one's past misdeeds; pangs of conscience syn. guilt ant.- clear conscience, guiltlessness I felt great remorse after lying to my parents.
setback n. something that interferes with progress; a dissapointment, unexpected loss or defeat; a step like recession in the wall syn.-failure, reversal ant.advance, gain, progress, triuph We experience a major setback, but we finally finished the project.
smug adj. overly self-satisfied, self-righteous syn.-conceited, complacement ant.-discontented, disgrunted He acts so smug.
synopsis n. a brief giving a general veiw of some subject, book, etc.; a summary syn.- outine, digest, abstract Our assignmant was to make a synopsis of the story.
tarry v. to delay leaving; to linger, wait; to remain or stay for a while syn.-dawdle, dally ant.-ruch, hasten, leave, depart. I always tarry when I am at the library.
Created by: shootingace7