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Vocab Unit Vll

Vocab Unit 7

domestic (adj.) native to a country, not foreign; relating to the life or affairs of a household; (n.) a household servant (adj.) household, native; (n.) servant (adj.) foreign, alien
flagrant extremely bad, glaring; scandalous, notorious blatant, gross, outrageous petty, trifling, inconsequential
flaw a slight fault, defect, crack imperfection, blemish faultlessness, perfection
fledgling (n.) an inexperienced person, beginner; a young bird about to leave the nest; (adj.) inexperienced, budding (n.) neophyte, tyro, novice (n.) pro, expert, veteran
fluster (v.) to make or become confused, agitated, or nervous; (n.) a state of agitation or confusion (v.) agitate, rattle, disconcert (v.) reassure, soothe, quiet
foremost (adj.) chief, most important, primary; (adv.) in the first place (adj.) leading, principal, paramount (adj.) hindmost, last, secondary
momentum the force or speed with which something moves drive, thrust, impetus
notable (adj.) striking, remarkable; (n.) a person who is well-known, distinguished, or outstanding in some way (adj.) noteworthy, impressive (adj.) undistinguished,unremarkable; (n.) unknown
nurture (v.) to bring up, care for, train, nourish; (n.) rearing, training, upbringing (v.) raise, rear, foster (v.) neglect, ignore, discourage, hinder
paradox a self-contradictory statement that on closer examination proves true; a person or thing with seemingly contradictory qualities riddle, enigma, anomaly, absurdity
perjury the act of swearing to a lie false witness
presume to take for granted, assume or suppose; to dare, take upon oneself, take liberties surmise, trespass, infringe
prior earlier, former previous, anterior subsequent, later, ensuing, following
proficient skilled, expert, or capable in any field or activity competent, adept, able incompetent, inept, unskilled, ignorant
salvo a burst of gunfire or cannon shot, often as a tribute or salute; a sudden burst of anything; a spirited verbal attack barrage, volley
vigilant wide-awake, alert, watchful attentive, on one's toes sleepy, inattentive, unobservant
wrath intense anger rage, fury, ire, choler, indignation favor, approval, pleasure, blessing
amiss (adj.) faulty, imperfect, not as it should be; (adv.)in a mistaken or improper way, wrongly (adj., adv.) awry (adv.)properly
brawl (n.) a noisy quarrel or fight;(v.) to quarrel or fight noisily (n.)scuffle, donnybrook; (v.) spar, scrap
detest to hate, dislike very much, loathe despise, abhor relish, love, admire, esteem
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