Vocab 14

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Vocab 14
2013-04-23 14:29:59

Vocab 14
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  1. Annex
    to add to, attach: to incorporate; an attachment or addition

    S: Join, acquire, appropriate, procure
  2. Cleave
    To come and split open; to cling to

    S: sever, halve, sunder, adhere, clasp
  3. Cordial
    in a friendly matter, hearty; cheery; (n) A liqueur

    • S: hospitable, affable, warm, convivial
    • A: gruff, unfriendly, unsociable
  4. Cornerstone
    the starting point of a building; a fundamental principle or event

    S: foundation, base, underpinning, support
  5. Debacle
    an overwelming defeat, rout; a complete classes or failure

    • S: disaster, chaos, calamity
    • A: success, triumph, victory, coup
  6. Devitalize
    to make weak or lifeless

    • S: enfeeble, sap, enervate
    • A: enliven, stimulate, energize, excite
  7. Emboil
    to involve in a conflict or activity; to throw into confusion

    • S: entangle, ensnarl
    • A: disentangle, seperate, disconnect
  8. Exonerate
    to clear from charge or accusation

    • S: absolve, acquit, vindicate, exculpate
    • A: Implacate, incriminate, inculpate
  9. Glib
    Ready in speech: Thoughtless, insincere

    • S: superficial, pat, oily, unctuous, facile
    • A: halting, tounge-tied, speechless, awkward
  10. Haphazard
    By chance: not planned; lacking order

    • S: random, accidental, slapdash
    • A: deliberate, proposeful, orderly, meticulous
  11. Improvise
    To compose or perform w/out perpetration; to construct with able materials

    • S: ad-lib, play it by ear, wing it, extemporize
    • A: plan, rehearse, practice, prepare
  12. Incite
    to rouse or stir up; urge on

    • S: spur, kindle, provoke, instigate, prompt
    • A: check, curve, impede, restrain, smother
  13. Influx
    A coming in; inflow

    • S: inpouring, inrush, invasion
    • A: outpouring, exodus, departure
  14. Pallor
    Extreme or unnatural paleness

    • S: wanness, lividness, bloodlessness
    • A: flush, blush, rosiness, bloom
  15. Pedigree
    A list of ancestors, family tree; history or origin of something

    S: lineage, ancestry, genealogy
  16. Precipitous
    very steep

    • S: sheer, abrupt, sharp
    • A: gradual, shallow, graded, incremental
  17. Profuse
    Very abundant; given or flowing freely

    • S: extravagant, lavish, bounteous, plenteous
    • A: sparse, scanty, meager, insufficient
  18. Reconcile
    To restore a friendship; to settle; to resign

    • S: unit, conciliate, mend, fences
    • A: antagonize, alienate, drive a wedge between
  19. Shackle
    To put into chains (n. usually plural) a chain, fetter

    • S: manacle, enslave, handcuffs, bonds, irons
    • A: free, unfetterer, emancipate, liberate
  20. Threadbare
    Shabby, old and worn

    • S: frayed, seeder, ragged, shopworn, trite
    • A: luxurious, plush, costly sumptuous