Vocab unit 9

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  1. Auxiliary
    • (adj.) giving assistance or support; (n.) a helper, aid
    • SYN-(adj.) additional, back-up; (n.) reserve, accessory
    • ANT-(adj.) main, primary, principal
  2. Candid
    • (adj.) frank, sincere; impartial; unposed
    • SYN-forthright, plainspoken, unbiased
    • ANT-insincere, evasive, misleading, artful
  3. Cubicle
    • (n.) a small room or compartment
    • SYN-enclosure, hole-in-the-wall
    • ANT-vast hall, auditorium
  4. Drudgery
    • (n.) work that is hard and tiresome
    • SYN-toil, labor, grind
    • ANT-play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun
  5. Envoy
    • (n.) a representative or messenger (as of a government)
    • SYN-agent, ambassador, emissary, minister
  6. Escalate
    • (v.) to elevate; to increase in intensity
    • SYN-climb, raise, ascend, mount
    • ANT-decrease, lessen, descend, defuse
  7. Expedient
    • (n.) a means to an end; (adj.) advantageous, usefulĀ 
    • SYN-(n.) contrivance, device; (adj.) serviceable
    • ANT-(adj.) inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous
  8. Feign
    • (v.) to pretend
    • SYN-fake, sham, affect, simulate
  9. Flair
    • (n.) a natural quality, talent or skill; a distinctive style
    • SYN-aptitude, bent, knack, gift, style, panache
    • ANT-inability, incapacity
  10. Grievous
    • (adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious
    • SYN-painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant
    • ANT-joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting
  11. Heterogeneous
    • (adj.) composed of different kinds, diverse
    • SYN-miscellaneous, mixed, variegated
    • ANT-uniform, homogenous, of a piece
  12. Horde
    • (n.) a vast number (as of people); a throng
    • SYN-crows, mass, multitude, host, swarm
    • ANT-few, handful
  13. Impel
    • (v.) to force, drive forward
    • SYN-urge, push, spur, propel, incite
    • ANT-discourage, check, restrain, curb
  14. Incredulous
    • (adj.) disbelieving, skeptical
    • SYN-dubious, mistrustful, doubting
    • ANT-believing, trustful, gullible
  15. Inscribe
    • (v.) to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list
    • SYN-imprint, enroll, enlist
    • ANT-erase, rub out, delete, efface, obliterate
  16. Monologue
    • (n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person
    • SYN-soliloquy, recitation
    • ANT-dialogue, conversation, colloquy
  17. Prognosis
    • (n.) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
    • SYN-prediction, projection
  18. Rasping
    • (adj.) with a harsh, grating sound; (n.) a harsh sound
    • SYN-(adj.) scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravelly
    • ANT-(adj.) sonorous, smooth, satiny, silky, mellow
  19. Repugnant
    • (adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
    • SYN-hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive
    • ANT-pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome
  20. Scuttle
    • (v.) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; (n.) a pail
    • SYN-(v.) abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump
    • ANT-(v.) keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve
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Vocab unit 9
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