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Unit 7

Grade 6 Unit 7

Au tho rize (V) to approve or permit (1st syllable)
Authorize Synonym order, entitle, empower
Authorize Antonym forbid, ban, prohibit
Cul prit (N) a person who has committed a crime or is guilty of some misconduct (1st syllable)
Culprit Synonym lawbreaker, wrongdoer, offender
dawd le (V) to waste time (1st syllable)
Dawdle Synonym delay, loiter, dillydally
Dawdle Antonym hurry, hasten, speed up, bustle
Dis sect (v) to cut apart in preparation for scientific study; to analyze with great care (2nd syllable)
Dissect Synonym examine
Dissect Antonym sew together, fuse, weld
ex pend (v) to pay out, spend; to use up (2nd syllable)
expend Synonym utilize, consume, disburse
expend antonym save, hoard
fa tal i ty (N) an event resulting in death; an accidental death (2nd syllable)
fatality synonym casualty, mortality
Fatality antonym injury
gul li ble (adj) easily fooled, tricked or cheated (1st syllable)
Gullible Synonym trusting, innocent, naive, credulous
Gullible Antonym suspicious, skeptical
il lic it (Adj) Not permited, unlawful,impropper (2nd syllable)
illicit synonyms illegal, unauthorized, forbidden
illicity antonyms legal, lawful, permissible, aboveboard
im merse (v) to plunge or dip into a fluid; to involve deeply (2nd syllable)
immerse synonym dunk, engross
immerse antonym dredge up, pull out
in flam ma tor y (adj) causing excitement or anger; leading to violence or disorder (2nd syllable)
inflammatory synonyms provoking, incendiary, provocative
inflammatory antonyms calming, soothing, lulling, quieting
mem o ran dum (n) a note to aid one's memory; an informal note or report (3rd syllable)
memorandum synonym reminder
pa thet ic (adj) marked by strong emotion, especially pity and sorrow; able to move people emotionally; worthy of pity; woefully inadequate (2nd syllable)
pathetic synonym moving, distressing, pitiable, heartrending
pathetic antonyms funny, hilarious, frightening
per se vere (v) to keep doing something in spite of difficulties; to refuse to quit even when the going is tough. (3rd syllable)
persevere synonym plug away, pursue, stick to it
persevere antonym give up, despair, throw in the towel, quit
pre var i cate (v) to lie, tell an untruth; to mislead on purpose (2nd sylable)
prevaricate synonym fib, stretch the truth, equivocate
prevaricate antonym tell the truth
quash (v) to crush, put down completely
quash synonym suppress
quash antonym start, kindle, ingnite, encourage
rel ish first syllable (n) enjoyment or satisfaction: something that adds a pleasing flavor(V) to enjoy greatly
relish synonym (n) pleasure, gusto(v) take delight in
relish antonym (v) dislike, loather, ate despise
rem i nisce (v) to recall one's past thoughts, feelings, or experiences - (3rd syllable)
reminisce synonym remember, recollect
scour (v) to clean or polish by ard rubbing: to examine with great care:to move about quickly in search of
scour synonym scrub, search, comb
scour antonym dirty, soil
trib ute (n) something done or given to show thanks or respect; a payment (1st syllable)
tribute synonym praise, honor, homage, recognition, commendation, glorification, money, tax, levy
tribute antonym blame, criticism, reproach
writhe (v) to make twisting or turning movements in a way that sugggests pain or struggle
writhe synonym twist, squirm, thrash
Created by: Bob Circlepants