Vocab unit 6

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  1. Atone
    • (V.) to make up for
    • SYN: expiate, make amends
  2. Bondage
    • (n) slavery; any state of being bound or held down
    • SYN: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence
    • ANT: freedom, liberty, independence
  3. Credible
    • (adj) believable
    • SYN: plausible, acceptable, likely
    • ANT: unbelievable, implausible, improbable
  4. Defray
    • (v) to pay for
    • SYN: bear the cost, foot the bill
  5. Diligent
    • (adj) hardworking, industrious, not lazy
    • SYN: assiduous, sedulous
    • ANT: lazy, indolent, cursory, perfunctory
  6. Doleful
    • (adj) sad; dreary
    • SYN: sorrowful, mournful, dolorous
    • ANT: blithe, jaunty, buoyant
  7. Ghastly
    • (adj) frightful, horrible; deathly pale
    • SYN: dreadful, appalling, grisly
    • ANT: pleasant, agreeable, attractive
  8. Hamper
    • (v) to hold back
    • SYN: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit
    • ANT: facilitate, ease, smooth the way
  9. Hew
    • (v) to shape or cut down with an ax; to hold to
    • SYN: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
  10. Impoverished
    • (adj) poor, in a state of poverty; depleted
    • SYN: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent
    • ANT: rich, wealthy, affluent, conform
  11. Incessant
    • (adj) never stopping, going on all the time
    • SYN: ceaseless, constant, uninterrupted
    • ANT: occasional, sporadic, intermittent
  12. Intricate
    • (adj) complicated; difficult to understand
    • SYN: convoluted
    • ANT: simple, uninvolved, uncomplicated
  13. Lucid
    • (adj) easy to understand, clear; rational, sane
    • SYN: limpid, intelligible
    • ANT: murky, muddy, obscure, unintelligible
  14. Posthumous
    • (adj) occurring or published after death
    • SYN: prenatal
  15. Prim
    • (adj) overly neat, precise, proper, or formal; prudish
    • SYN: fussy, fastidious, squeamish
    • ANT: dowdy, frumpy, sloppy, untidy, loose
  16. Sardonic
    • (adj) grimly or scornfully mocking, bitterly sarcastic
    • SYN: mordant, acerbic, wry
    • ANT: bland, saccharine, good-natured
  17. Superfluous
    • (adj) exceeding what is sufficient or required, excess
    • SYN: surplus, supererogatory
    • ANT: necessary, essential, vital, indispensable
  18. Supplant
    • (v) to take the place of, supersede
    • SYN: replace, displace, oust
  19. Taunt
    • (v) to jeer at, mock; (n) an insulting or mocking remark
    • SYN: (v) ridicule, (n) insult
    • ANT: (v) cheer, acclaim, (n) praise
  20. Tenacious
    • (adj) holding fast; holding together firmly; persistent
    • SYN: obstinate, stubborn, dogged
    • ANT: yielding, weak, gentle, slack
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Vocab unit 6
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