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unit 12 B19

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abduct (v) to kidnap, carry of by force S: seize, snatch Proserpina was kidnapped by Pluto.
ambiguous (adj) not clear; having two or more possible meanings S: vague, uncerain, unclear, equivocal A: obvious, plain, clear, unequivocal The coommercial was ambiguous.
balk (v) to stop short and refuse to go on; to refuse abruptly; to prevent from happening; (n) (in baseball) an illegal motion made by a pitcher S: (v)resist, hesitate, block He balked on the hike.
compact The car is compact. (adj) closely and firmly packed together; small; (v) to sqeeze together; (n) an agreement betwwen parties; a small case containing a mirror and face powder; a small car S: (adj) dense; (v) compress A: (adj) oversize, enormgous, humongous, bulky
confer (v) to consult, talk over, exchange opinions; to present as a gift, favor, or honor S: deliberate, award, bestow A: withdraw, take away, withhold, deny I confer the award to my dog.
earmark (v) to set aside for a special purpose; to mark an animal's ear for identification; (n) an identifying mark or feature. S: (v) reserve; (n) trait, attribute The dog has an earmark.
frigid (adj) extremely cold; lacking in warmth or feeling S: freezing, unresponive A:hot, balmy, torrid, warm, friendly It is frigid in the arctic.
implement (n) an instrument, tool; to put into effect S: (n) device, utensil; (v) fulfill, accomplish, achieve, apply, carry out The flash is a implement for the computer.
incalculable (adj) too great to be counted; unpredictable, uncertain S: countless, measureless A: measurable, countable, predictable Infinity is incalculable.
indisputable (adj) beyond question or agruement, definately true S: irrefutable, undeniable, incontestable, inarguable A: questionable, debatable, arguable Is it indisputable that the economy is bad?
intensive (adj)nthorough, deep; showing great effort; concetnrated S: thouroughgoing, heightened, exhaustive A: relaxed, easygoing, laid-back He is in intensive care right now.
maneuver (n) a planned movement; a skillful plan; a scheme; (v) to perform or carry out such a planned movement S: (n move, tactic; (v) guide, manipulate I maneuvered through the crowd.
sabotage (n) an action to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly; (v) to take such a destructive action S: (v) vandalize, cripple, subvert, destroy I sabotaged his car.
scant (adj) not enough, barely enough; marked by a small or insufficient amount S: inadequate, meager, skimpy, bare A: abundant, plentiful, profuse, excessive Twelve cookies is scant.
stealthy (adj) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed; sneaky, underhanded S:sly, furtive A: open, direct, aboveboard, forthright I needed to be stelthy to steal the cookie.
strapping (adj) tall, strong, and healthy S: study, husky, brawny, athletic, hefty A: weak, frail, fragile, delicate, puny He was a strapping baby at birth.
strident (adj) harsh, shrill; unpleasant sounding S: peicing, grtaing A: mellow, soothing, musical, honeyed I heard a strident noise.
thrive (v) to grow, vigorously,; to grow in wealth and possessions S: flourish, blossom, prosper A: wither, die, fade, fail Their culture is thriving.
titanic (adj) of enormous size, st
implement (n) an instrument, tool; to put into effect S: (n) device, utensil; (v) fulfill, accomplish, achieve, apply, carry out The flash is a implement for the computer.
incalculable (adj) too great to be counted; unpredictable, uncertain S: countless, measureless A: measurable, countable, predictable Infinity is incalculable.
indisputable (adj) beyond question or agruement, definately true S: irrefutable, undeniable, incontestable, inarguable A: questionable, debatable, arguable Is it indisputable that the economy is bad?
intensive (adj)nthorough, deep; showing great effort; concetnrated S: thouroughgoing, heightened, exhaustive A: relaxed, easygoing, laid-back He is in intensive care right now.
maneuver (n) a planned movement; a skillful plan; a scheme; (v) to perform or carry out such a planned movement S: (n move, tactic; (v) guide, manipulate I maneuvered through the crowd.
sabotage (n) an action to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly; (v) to take such a destructive action S: (v) vandalize, cripple, subvert, destroy I sabotaged his car.
scant (adj) not enough, barely enough; marked by a small or insufficient amount S: inadequate, meager, skimpy, bare A: abundant, plentiful, profuse, excessive Twelve cookies is scant.
stealthy (adj) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed; sneaky, underhanded S:sly, furtive A: open, direct, aboveboard, forthright I needed to be stelthy to steal the cookie.
strapping (adj) tall, strong, and healthy S: study, husky, brawny, athletic, hefty A: weak, frail, fragile, delicate, puny He was a strapping baby at birth.
strident (adj) harsh, shrill; unpleasant sounding S: peicing, grtaing A: mellow, soothing, musical, honeyed I heard a strident noise.
thrive (v) to grow, vigorously,; to grow in wealth and possessions S: flourish, blossom, prosper A: wither, die, fade, fail Their culture is thriving.
titanic (adj) of enormous size, strength, power, or scope S: gigantic, huge, mighty, immense A: tiny, miniature, diminutive, pint-size I saw a titantic ship.
valiant (adj) possessing or acting with bravery or bolding S: brave, bo;d, courageous, gallant, heroic A: timid, cowardly, fainthearted, "chicken" Your efforts were valiant.
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