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Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH Vocab #2

irrelevantly (adv) *base word = relevant or irrelevant (adj) unrelated to the matter being considered (synonyms: unconnectedly; beside the point) (antonyms: relevantly; significantly)
futile (adj) having no useful result (synonyms: useless; pointless; wasted; ineffective) (antonyms: useful; helpful)
debris (noun) the scattered remains of something broken or destroyed (synonyms: wreckage; trash; waste; remains)
dismay (noun) sudden or complete loss of courage in the face of trouble or danger (synonyms: discouragement; panic; alarm; depression) (antonym: comfort)
confer (verb) to meet to talk together to deliberate or compare views (synonyms: consult; discuss; deliberate; talk)
defiant (adj) *defiance = noun resistant to authority (synonyms: disobedient; rebellious; bold) (antonyms: meek; compliant; submissive)
precision (noun) *base word = precise (adj) the state of being clearly expressed or exact in amounts (synonyms: exactness; accuracy; order) (antonym: vagueness)
vaguely (adv) *base word = vague (adj) not clear in meaning or expression (synonyms: unclearly; imprecisely; loosely) (antonyms: definitely; precisely)
scarce (adj) hard to find; short in supply (synonyms: rare; uncommon; limited) (antonyms: plentiful; abundant)
vigorous (adj) strong and healthy; done with force and energy (synonyms: energetic; enthusiastic; spirited) (antonyms: sluggish; feeble; lethargic; weak)
nimbly (adv) *base word = nimble (adj) quick or light in movement or understanding (synonyms: quickly; agilely) (antonym: awkwardly)
subdued (adj/verb) to make less intense (synonyms: quiet; submissive; restrained; gentle) (antonyms: loud; exhilarated; boisterous)
respite (noun) a short period of rest or relief (synonyms: break; breather; delay)
deliberately (adv) *base word = deliberate (adj/verb) done with full consciousness; to consider a matter carefully (synonyms: purposely; intentionally; knowingly) (antonym: accidentally; unintentionally)
inevitably (adv) *base word = inevitable (adj) impossible to prevent; certain to happen (synonyms: certainly; unavoidably; without doubt) (antonym: doubtfully)
corridor (noun) passage; hall; hallway; walkway
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