Vocab unit 7

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Vocab unit 7
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  1. Adieu
    • (n.) a farewell
    • SYN: So Long, Good-bye
    • ANT:Hello, Greeting
  2. Advent
    • (n.) an arrival, a coming into place or view, approach
    • SYN: Approach 
    • ANT:Departure, going away, exodus
  3. Apex
    • (n.) the highest point, tip, acme, crowning point
    • SYN: Peak, summit, acme
    • ANT: nadir, lowest point
  4. Assimilate
    • (v.) to absorb fully or make one's own; to adopt as one's own
    • SYN: digest, incorporate,blend in
  5. Bogus
    • (adj.) false, counterfeit, phony, fake, spurious
    • SYN: Phony, fake, spurious
    • ANT: genuine, real
  6. Exorbitant
    • (adj.) unreasonably high, excessive, inordinate, overpriced, extreme
    • SYN: extreme, inordinate, overpriced
    • ANT: inexpensive, affordable, reasonable
  7. Interim
    • (n.) the time between, interval, interlude
    • (adj.) temporary, coming between two points in time
    • SYN: Interval, interlude,provisional, stop gap
  8. Inundate
    • (v.) to flood, overflow, to overwhelm by numbers or size
    • SYN: submerge, deluge, swamp
  9. Malign
    • (v.) to speak evil of, slander, defame, vilify, 
    • (adj.) evil, wicked
    • SYN: Defame, vilify, badmouth 
    • ANT: praise, commend, kind,benevolent
  10. Meander
    • (v.) to wander about, ramble, roam
    • (n.) a sharp turn or twist
    • SYN: Ramble, roam, zig zag
  11. Metropolis
    • (n.) large city, the chief of a city
    • SYN: large urban center 
    • ANT: Hamlet, villiage
  12. Momentous
    • (adj.) very important
    • SYN: Consequential, weighty, portentous 
    • ANT: inconsequential, trivial, slight
  13. Obstreperous
    • (adj.) noisy, unruly, disorderly
    • SYN: wild, rowdy, uncontrolled, riotous
    • ANT: quiet, well-behaved, docile
  14. Pensive
    • (adj.) thoughtful, melancholy, wistful
    • Synonym: Dreamy, reflective, contemplative
  15. Perilous
    • (adj.) dangerous
    • SYN: risky, chancy, hazardous, unsafe
    • ANT: safe, secure, harmless
  16. Shoddy
    • (adj.) of poor quality, characterized by inferior workmanship
    • SYN: flimsy, cheap, tacky, imitative
    • ANT:well-made, solid, durable, superior
  17. Sprightly
    • (adj.) lively, full of life, spicy, flavorful
    • SYN: frisky, peppy, spirited, animated, buoyant
    • ANT: sullen, spiritless, dull, morose, sluggish
  18. Surly
    • (adj.) angry, bad-tempered, rude
    • SYN: gruff, sullen, cranky, grouchy, hostile
    • ANT: Polite, gracious, civil, friendly, genial
  19. Tirade
    • (n.) a long, angry speech, usually very critical, harangue
    • SYN: diatribe, tongue-lashing
  20. Vagrant
    • (n.) an idle wanderer, tramp, drifter
    • (adj.) wandering aimlessly
    • SYN: drifter,vagabond, hobo, nomad
    • ANT: stay-at-home, homebody, resident

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