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Vocab #5 Level D

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accomplice (n.) a person who takes part in a crime. SYN: partner in crime, confederate
annihilate (v.) to destroy completely. SYN: obliterate, decimate, demolish ANT: foster, promote, encourage, nurture
arbitrary (adj.) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness. SYN: capricious, high-handed, autocratic ANT: reasoned, rational, objective, equitable
brazen (adj.) shameless, impudent; made of brass. SYN: saucy, bold ANT: deferential, respectful, self-effacing
catalyst (n.) a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change. SYN: stimulus, spur, instigator
exodus (n.) large-scale departure or flight. SYN: emigration, escape, hegira ANT: immigration, influx, arrival, entrance
facilitate (v.) to make easier; to assist. SYN: ease, smooth the way, simplify ANT: hamper, hinder, obstruct, impede
incorrigible (adj.) not able to be corrected; beyond control. SYN: unruly, intractable, incurable, inveterate ANT: tractable, docile, curable, reparable
latent (adj.) hidden, present but not realized. SYN: dormant, inactive, undeveloped ANT: exposed, manifest, evident
militant (adj. & n.) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause (n.) an activist. SYN: (adj.) truculent ANT: (adj.) unassertive, peaceable, passive
morose (adj.) having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable. SYN: morbid, doleful ANT: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant
opaque (adj.) not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid. SYN: hazy, cloudy, foggy, murky, dull, obtuse ANT: transparent, clear, bright, perceptive
paramount (adj.) chief in importance, above all others. SYN: supreme, foremost, primary, dominant ANT: secondary, subordinate, ancillary
prattle (v. & n.) to talk in an aimless, foolish or simple way; to babble; baby talk; babble. SYN: (v.) chatter (n.) twaddle, gibberish, piffle
rebut (v.) to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute. SYN: disprove, confute, shoot holes in ANT: confirm, corroborate, substantiate
reprimand (v.) to scold; find fault with; (n.) a rebuke. SYN: (v.) reprove, reproach (n.) reproof ANT: (v.) praise, pat on the back
servitude (n.) slavery, forced labor. SYN: captivity, bondage, thralldom ANT: freedom, liberty
slapdash (adj.) careless and hasty. SYN: cursory, perfunctory, sloppy, slipshod ANT: painstaking, meticulous, thorough, in-depth
stagnant (adj.) not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish dull. SYN: still, motionless, inert, fetid ANT: flowing, running, fresh, sweet
succumb (v.) to give way to superior force, yield. SYN: submit, die, expire ANT: overcome, master, conquer
Created by: MrVanAuken