Vocabulary 14

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Vocabulary 14
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  1. (adj) frenzied frantic, highly agitated
    syn: overwrought, highly agitated
    ant: calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely
    frenetic
  2. (n) disorder, confusion; (v) to throw into disorder
    syn:(n)disorganization; (v) dishevel, mess up
    ant:(n) organization, order tidiness
    disarray
  3. (n) any progressive decline or failures (body organs or tissue; (v) to waste away
    syn:(n) degeneration, deterioration; (v) wither
    ant:(n) growth, development; (v) mature, develope
    atrophy
  4. (v) to affirm earnestly and with emphasis
    syn: to aver, avow, affirm, avouch
    ant: to deny, repudiate, disavow
    asseverate
  5. (v) to gather bit by bit; to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
    syn: collect, cull, pick up
    glean
  6. (adj) complete or perfect in the highest degree; (v) to bring to a state of completion or perfection
    syn:(adj) masterful; (v) clinch, conclude
    ant:(v) launch, initiate, begin, kick off
    consummate
  7. (n) a type of game bird; a complaint; (v) to complain, grumble
    syn:(v) gripe, kvetch, bellyache
    grouse
  8. (n) a fortified place, stronghold
    syn: citadel, rampart, bulward, parapet
    bastion
  9. (n. often pl.) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need; an emergency
    syn: requirement, crisis
    exigency
  10. (n) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
    syn: floating wreckage
    flotsam
  11. (n) a state of agreement, harmony; a treaty
    syn: agreement, unanimity; a pact, covenant
    ant: strife, discord, disagreement
    concord
  12. (adj) pleasing, tending to create a favorable impression
    syn: winsom, engaging, captivating
    ant: repellent, repulsive, distasteful
    prepossessing
  13. (adj) in a reclining position, lying down, in the posture of sleeping or resting
    syn: prone, prostrate, supine, inactive
    ant: erect, upright, energetic, dynamic
    recumbent
  14. (v) to imprison, confine, jail
    syn: to imprison, jail, intern, immure
    ant: to liberate, release, free
    incarcerate
  15. (adj) ridiculous, laughable, absurd
    syn: risible, preposterous
    ant: heartrendering, poignant, pathetic
    ludicrous
  16. (adj) biting or caustic in thought, manner or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
    syn: acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic, scathing
    ant: bland, mild, gentle, soothing
    mordart
  17. (adj) contemptibly cowardly or mean-spirited
    syn: cowardly, craven, lily-livered
    ant: stouthearted, courageous, daring
    pusillanimous
  18. (n) a prickly or stinging plant; (v) to arouse displeasure, impatience or anger; to vex or irritate severely
    syn:(v) peeve, annoy, incense, gall, irk
    ant:(v) please, delight, soothe, pacify
    nettle
  19. (n) a scheme to outwith or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
    syn: ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge
    stratagem
  20. (adj) obligatory, required; (n) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
    syn: (adj) mandatory, necessary
    ant: optional, unnecessary
    incumbent
  21. (adj) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
    syn: monetary, financial
    pecuniary
  22. (adj) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
    syn: waggish, facetious, droll, witty
    ant: humorless, solemn, grave, earnest, grim
    jocular

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