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Vocab Unit VI

Vocab Unit 6

dupe a person easily tricked or deceived; to deceive fool, mislead, hoodwink, delude undeceive, disabuse
dynamic active, energetic, forceful vigorous, high-powered lazy, lackadaisical, lethargic, sluggish
eradicate to root out, get rid of, destroy completely wipe out, uproot implant, instill, foster, promote
frustrate to prevent from achieving a purpose or fulfilling a desire; to cause feelings of discouragement thwart, foil, baffle, disappoint help, assist, abet
grim stern, merciless; fierce, savage, cruel dreadful, frightful, ferocious mild, merciful, delightful
inimitable not capable of being copied or imitated matchless, incomparable, unique
makeshift a temporary substitute for something else; crude, flimsy, or temporary stopgap, substitute permanent, durable, solid, sturdy
marginal in, at, or near the edge or margin; only barely good, large, or important enough for the purpose borderline, minimal, peripheral central, pivotal, focal
pending waiting to be settled; until undecided, unsettled settled, decided, resolved
prescribe to order as a rule or course to be followed; to order for medical purposes specify, appoint, recommend
preview something seen in advance; to view beforehand foretaste
prominent standing out so as to be easily seen; important, well-known conspicuous, noticeable inconspicuous, unnoticeable, obscure
quaint odd or old-fashioned in a pleasing sort of way; clever, ingenious, skillfully made picturesque, peculiar, strange, curious familiar, commonplace, modern, contemporary
reluctant unwilling, holding back hesitant, loath, disinclined willing, eager, inclined
scrimp to handle very economically or stingily; to supply in a way that is small, short, or scanty economize splurge
snare to trap, catch; a trap or entanglement pitfall, entrap liberate
utmost greatest, highest, farthest; the extreme limit maximum, supreme, best least
vengeance punishment in turn for an injury or a wrong; unusual force or violence revenge, retaliation, reprisal forgiveness, pardon
anonymous unnamed, without the name of the person involved (writer, composer, etc.); unknown; lacking individuality or character nameless
browse nibble, graze; to read casually; to window shop skim, scan, dip into, graze pore over, scrutinize
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