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unit 8 del

vocabulary words part of speech, definition, and syn. and ant.

affluence N. wealth, riches, prosperity; great abundance, plenty.Syn. opulence. Ant. poverty
arrears N, Pl. unpaid or overdue debts; an unfinished duty. Syn. in dafault
cascade N, V. a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forward in quantity; to flow downward like a waterfall. Syn. plunge Ant. drip
cringe V. to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness. Syn. flinch Ant. strut
crotchety Adj. cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims. Syn. crabby Ant. friendly
format N. the size, shape , or arrangement of something. Syn. layout
immobile Adj. not movable; not moving. Syn. fixed Ant. movable
impassable Adj. blocked so that nothing can go through it. Syn. closed Ant. open
innovation N. something new,a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc. Syn. novelty
jovial Adj. good-humored, in high spirits; merry. Syn. jolly Ant. gloomy
manacle N, usually Pl, V. a handcuff, anything that chains or confines, to chain or restrain (as with handcuffs) Syn. fetter Ant. unchain
martial Adj. warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military life. Syn. military Ant. unwarlike
minimum N, Adj. the smallest possible amount; the lowest permissible or possible. Syn. least Ant. greatest
nimble Adj. quick an skillful in movement, agile; clever. Syn. keen Ant. clumsy
onset N. the beginning start, especially of something violent and destructive, an attack assault. Syn. outset Ant.conclusion
partition N, V. something that divides, such as a wall; the act of dividing something into pairs or sections; to divide or subdivide into parts or shares. Syn. divider Ant. combine
perishable Adj. likely to spoil or decay. Syn. short-lived. Ant. long-lasting
retrieve V. to find and bring back, get back; to put right, make good. Syn. recover
sinister Adj. appearing evil or dangerous; threatening evil or harm. Syn. frightening Ant. cheering
taut Adj. tightly drawn, tense; neat, in good order. Syn. tight Ant. loose
Created by: yenaled123
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