Vocab Flash Cards Unit 8 Sixth Grade

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Vocab Flash Cards Unit 8 Sixth Grade
2012-04-24 19:18:19
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  1. Affluence
    • (n.) Wealthy, riches, prosperity; great abundance, plenty
    • Synonyms: Opulence
    • Antonyms: Poverty, Want, destitution, scarcity
  2. Arrears
    • (n., plural) unpaid or overdue debts, an unfinished duty
    • Synonyms: in default, in the red, late, overdue
  3. Cascade
    • (n.) a steep, narrow waterfall; something falling or rushing forth in quantity; (v.) to flow downward
    • Synonyms: (v.) plunge, rush, tumble
    • Antonyms: (n.) drip, drop; (v.) trickle, ooze
  4. Cringe
    • (v.) to shrink back or hide in fear or submissiveness
    • Synonyms: flinch, duck, cower, fawn
    • Antonyms: strut, swagger
  5. Crotchety
    • (adj.) Cranky, ill-tempered; full of odd whims
    • Synonyms: grumpy, grouchy, crabby,
    • disagreeable
    • Antonyms: sociable, friendly, agreeable, amiable
  6. Format
    • (n.) the size, shape, or arrangement of something
    • Synonyms: layout, design
  7. Immobile
    • (Adj.) Not able to move, not moving
    • Synonyms: Fixed, stationary, unmoving, rooted
    • Antonyms: Movable, portable, nimble, agile
  8. Impassable
    • (Adj.) Blocked so that nothing can go through
    • Synonyms: Closed, impenetrable
    • Antonyms: Unblocked, clear, open, fit for travel
  9. Innovation
    • (n.) Something new, a change; the act of introducing a new method, idea, device, etc.
    • Synonyms: Novelty, modernization, new wrinkle
  10. Jovial
    • (Adj.) Good-humored, in high spirits; merry
    • Synonyms: Jolly, cheerful, festive
    • Antonyms: gloomy, morose, melancholy, cheerless
  11. Manacle
    • (N. usually plural) a handcuff, anything that chains or confines (V.) to chain or restrain like with handcuffs.
    • Synonyms: (v.) put in chains, fetter
    • Antonyms: unchain, set free, emancipate, free
  12. Martial
    • (Adj.) Warlike, fond of fighting; relating to war, the army, or military life
    • Synonyms: Military, hostile, bellicose
    • Antonyms: peace-loving, peaceable, pacific, unwarlike
  13. Minimum
    • (n.) The smallest possible amount. ( adj.) the lowest permissable or possible
    • Synonym: (Adj.) least
    • Antonyms: (N.) Maximum; (Adj.) highest, most
  14. nimble
    • (Adj.) Quick and skillful in movement, agile; clever
    • Synonyms: lively, keen, flexible
    • Antonyms: awkaward, clumsy, stiff, inflexible
  15. Onset
    • (n) the beginning, start (especially of something violent and destructive); an attack, assault
    • Synonyms: outset, commencement
    • Antonyms: Conclusion, close, end
  16. Partition
    • (n.) something that divides; the act of dividing into parts or sections; (v.) to divide or subdivide into parts or shares
    • Synonyms: (n.) divider, seperation
    • Antonyms: (v.) join, combine, consolidate, merge
  17. Perishable
    • (Adj.) Likely to spoil or decay
    • Synonyms: short-lived, fleeting
    • Antonyms: long-lasting, durable, undying, permanent
  18. Retrieve
    • (v.) to find and bring back, get back; to put right, make good
    • Synonyms: recover, regain, fetch, remedy, rectify
  19. Sinister
    • (Adj.) Appearing evil or dangerous; threatening evil or harm
    • Synonyms: frighening, menacing, ominous
    • Antonyms: cheering, encouraging, reassuring, bengin
  20. Taut
    • (Adj.) Tightly drawn, tense; neat, in good order
    • Synonyms: tight, strained, orderly, shipshape
    • Antonyms: loose, slack, drooping, messy, sloppy