Vocab Unit 2

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  1. Adjourn
    (v.) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place

    • Synonyms: postpone, discontinue
    • Antonyms: open, call to order
  2. Alien
    (n.) a citizen of another country (adj.) foreign, strange

    • Synonyms: (adj.) exotic
    • Antonyms: (adj.) native, endemic
  3. Comely
    (adj.) having a pleasing appearance 

    • Synonyms: good-looking, attractive, bony
    • Antonyms: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
  4. Compensate
    (v.) to make up for; to repay for services

    • Synonyms: pay back, recompense
    • Antonyms: fail to reward, stiff
  5. Dissolute
    (adj.) loose in one's moral or behavior

    • Synonyms: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt 
    • Antonyms: chaste, moral, seemly, proper
  6. Erratic
    (adj.) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable

    • Synonyms: irregular, inconsistent
    • Antonyms: steady, consistent, dependable
  7. Expulsion
    (n.) the process of driving or forcing out

    • Synonyms: ejection, removal, eviction 
    • Antonyms: admittance, admission
  8. Feint
    (n.) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pre tense. (v.) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pre tense of

    Synonyms: (n.) trick, ruse, subterfuge, bluff
  9. Fodder
    (n.) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose

    Synonyms: provender
  10. Fority
    (v.) to strengthen; build up

    • Synonyms: reinforce, shore up 
    • Antonyms: weaken, undermine, sap, impair
  11. Illegible
    (adj.) difficult or impossible to read

    • Synonyms: unreadable, scribbled
    • Antonyms: readable, distinct, clear
  12. Jeer
    (v.) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n.) a rude remark of derision

    • Synonyms: (v.) laugh at, mock, taunt (n.) gibe, insult
    • Antonyms: (v.) applaud, praise (n.) applause, plaudits
  13. Lucrative
    (adj.) bringing in money; profitable

    • Synonyms: gainful, moneymaking
    • Antonyms: unprofitable, losing, in the red
  14. Mediocre
    (adj.) average, ordinary, undistinguished

    • Synonyms: run-of-the-mill
    • Antonyms: outstanding, distinguished
  15. Proliferate
    (v.) to reproduce, increase or spread rapidly

    • Synonyms: multiply, mushroom, burgeon
    • Antonyms: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off
  16. Subjugate
    (v.) to conquer by force, bring under complete control

    • Synonyms: subdue, vanquish
    • Antonyms: be conquered, submit
  17. Sully
    (v.) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch

    • Synonyms: pollute, taint, smear
    • Antonyms: cleanse, purify, decontaminate
  18. Tantalize
    (v.) to tease, torment by teasing

    • Synonyms: tempt, lead on, make one's mouth water
    • Antonyms: satisfy, fulfill, gratify
  19. Terse
    (adj.) brief and to the point

    • Synonyms: succinct, crisp, short and sweet
    • Antonyms: wordy, diffuse, prolix
  20. Unflinching
    (adj.) firm, showing no signs of fear, not drawing back

    • Synonyms: resolute, steadfast, unwavering
    • Antonyms: irresolute, wavering, vacillating

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