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Vocab Unit III

Vocab Unit 3

culminate to reach a high point of development; to end, climax conclude, terminate begin, initiate, kick off, commence
downright thoroughly; absolute, complete; frank, blunt total, out-and-out, unqualified
drone a loafer, idler; a buzzing or humming sound; a remote-control device; a male bee; to make a buzzing sound; to speak in a dull tone of voice bum, do-nothing; hum, buzz, purr hard worker, workaholic
goad to drive or urge on; something used to drive or urge on prod, spur on, incite curb, check, restrain
indulge to give in to a wish or desire, give oneself up to oblige, humor, coddle, pamper deny, refuse
ingredient one of the materials in a mixture, recipe, or formula element, component, constituent, factor
literate able to read and write; showing an excellent educational background; having knowledge or training educated, trained unlettered, unschooled, ignorant
loom to come into view; to appear in exaggerated form; a machine for weaving emerge, surface, hover, tower
luster the quality of giving off light, brightness, glitter, brilliance gloss, sheen, shine tarnish, dullness
miscellaneous mixed, of different kinds varied, assorted, motley identical, uniform, homogeneous
peevish cross, complaining, irritable; contrary crabby, cranky, testy, stubborn agreeable, amiable, even-tempered, pleasant
seethe to boil or foam; to be excited or disturbed churn, simmer, stew
singe to burn slightly; a burn at the ends or edges scorch, char, sear incinerate
unique one of a kind; unequaled; unusual; found only in a given class, place, or situation unparalleled, distinctive, singular ordinary, commonplace, run-of-the-mill
upright vertical, straight; good, honest; in a vertical position perpendicular, virtuous horizontal, prone, dishonest, corrupt
verify to establish the truth or accuracy of, confirm prove, validate, substantiate disprove, refute, discredit
yearn to have a strong and earnest desire crave, long for, want
animated full of life, lively, alive; moved to action energetic, vigorous dull, lifeless, dead, flat
brood a family of young animals, especially birds; any group having the same nature and origin; to think over in a worried, unhappy way ponder, meditate, worry, agonize
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