Vocab Unit 3

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  1. Abridge
    (V.) to make shorter

    • SYN: shorten condense, abbreviate
    • ANT: expand, enlarge, augment
  2. Adherent
    (n.) a follower, supporter; (adj.) attached, sticking to

    • SYM: (n.) disciple
    • ANT: (n.) opponent, adversary, critic, detractor
  3. Altercation
    (n.) an angry argument

    • SYN: quarrel, dispute, squabble
    • ANT: agreement, accord
  4. Cherubic
    (adj.) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent

    • SYN: beatific
    • ANT: impish, devilish, diabolic, fiendish
  5. Condone
    (v.) to pardon or overlook

    • SYN: ignore, wink at, look the other way
    • ANT: censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
  6. Dissent
    (v.) to disagree; (n.) disagreement

    • SYN: (v.) differ, dispute
    • ANT: (v.) agree, concur; (n.) unanimity
  7. Eminent
    (adj.) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting

    • SYN: illustrious, renowned
    • ANT: nameless, unsung, lowly, humble
  8. Exorcise
    (v.) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive

    SYN: expel
  9. Fabricate
    (v.) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent

    SYN: put together, devise, contrive, concoct ANT: take apart, undo, destroy, demolish
  10. Gluttony
    (n.) engaging in extreme eating or drinking; greedy overindulgence

    • SYN: overeating, ravenousness, rapaciousness
    • ANT: abstemiousness
  11. Irate
    (adj.) angry

    • SYN: incensed, infuriated, livid
    • ANT: calm, composed, cool, unruffled
  12. Marauder
    (n.) a raider, plunderer

    SYN: looter, pirate
  13. Pauper
    (n.) an extremely poor person

    • SYN: destitue person
    • ANT: millionaire, billionaire
  14. Pilfer
    (v.) to steal in small quantities

    SYN: rob, swipe, purloin.
  15. Rift
    (n.) a split, break, breach

    • SYN: crack, fissure, gap, cleft
    • ANT: reconciliation
  16. Semblance
    (n.) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition

    • SYN: air, aura, facade
    • ANT: dissimilarity, contract, total lack
  17. Surmount
    (v.) to overcome, rise above

    • SYN: conquer, triumph over
    • ANT: be vanquished, be defeated, succumb to
  18. Terminate
    (v.) to bring to an end

    • SYN: conclude, finish, discontinue
    • ANT: begin, commence
  19. Trite
    (adj.) commonplace; overused, stale

    • SYN: banal, hackneyed, corny
    • ANT: original, fresh, innovative
  20. Usurp
    (v.) to seize and hold a position by force or without right

    SYN: seize illegally, commandeer, supplant
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Vocab Unit 3
2013-10-20 04:01:27
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