Unit 3

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  1. Adversary
    • (n.) an enemy, opponent
    • SYN: antagonist, rival, foe
    • ANT: friend, ally, supporter, confederate
  2. Alienate
    • (v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
    • SYN: separate, drive apart, estrange
    • ANT: befriend, attract, captivate, reconcile
  3. Artifice
    • (n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
    • SYN: ruse, stratagem, contrivance
  4. Coerce
    • (v.) to compel, force
    • SYN: pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
    • ANT: persuade, cajole
  5. Craven
    • (adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward
    • SYN: (adj.) fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
    • ANT: (adj.) brave, courageous, valiant
  6. Culinary
    (adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
  7. Delete
    • (v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out
    • SYN: remove, cancel, expunge
    • ANT: insert, add, retain, include
  8. Demise
    • (n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
    • SYN: decease, passing away
    • ANT: birth, beginning, commencement
  9. Exhilarate
    • (v.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
    • SYN: stimulate, excite, gladden
    • ANT: discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit
  10. Fallow
    • (adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed
    • SYN: (adj.) unproductive, inert, dormant
    • ANT: (adj.) productive, fertile, prolific
  11. Harass
    • (v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
    • SYN: annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer
  12. Inclement
    • (adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
    • SYN: blustery, tempestuous, implacable
    • ANT: mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil
  13. Muse
    • (v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
    • SYN: meditate, contemplate, daydream
  14. Negligible
    • (adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded
    • SYN: trivial, inconsequential, insignificant
    • ANT: significant, crucial, momentous
  15. Perpetuate
    • (v.) to make permanent or long lasting
    • SYN: continue, preserve, prolong indefinitely
    • ANT: discontinue, abolish, abandon
  16. Precedent
    • (n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
    • SYN: guide, tradition, model
  17. Punitive
    • (adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment
    • SYN: penalizing, retaliatory
  18. Redress
    • (v.) to set right, remedy; (n.) relief from wrong or injury
    • SYN: (v.) rectify, correct, mitigate
  19. Sojourn
    • (n.) a temporary stay; (v.) to stay for a time
    • SYN: (n.) visit, stopover, brief stay
  20. Urbane
    • (adj.) refined in manner or style, suave
    • SYN: elegant
    • ANT: crude, uncouth, boorish
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Unit 3
2014-10-27 23:14:46

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