Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2

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Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2
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  1. adjourn
    v. to stop proceedings temporarily

    • synonyms: postpone, discontinue
    • antonyms: call to order, open

    adjourn
  2. alien
    • n. a citizen of another country
    • adj. foreign, strange

    • synonyms: exotic, unfamiliar
    • antonyms: native, familiar

    alien
  3. comely
    adj. having a pleasing appearance

    • synonyms: good-looking, attractive, bonny
    • antonyms: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive

    comely
  4. compensate
    v. to make up for, to repay for services

    • synonyms: reimburse, pay back, recompense
    • antonyms: stiff, fail to reward

    compensate
  5. dissolute
    adj. loose in one's morals or behavior

    • synonyms: dissipated, immoral, corrupt, debauched
    • antonyms: virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper

    dissolute
  6. erratic
    adj. not regular or consistent, different from what is normally accepted

    • synonyms: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable
    • antonyms: steady, consistent, dependable

    erratic
  7. expulsion
    n. the process of driving or forcing out

    • synonyms: ejection, ouster, eviction
    • antonyms: admittance, admission

    expulsion
  8. feint
    • n. a deliberately deceptive movement
    • v. to make a deceptive movement

    synonyms: n. trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge

    feint
  9. fodder
    n. food for horses or cattle, raw material for a designated purpose

    synonyms: feed, provender
  10. fortify
    v. to strengthen up

    • synonyms: reinforce, shore up
    • antonyms: weaken, undermine, sap, impair

    fortify
  11. illegible
    adj. difficult or hard to read

    • synonyms: unreadable
    • antonyms: readable, distinct, clear

    illegible
  12. jeer
    • v. to make fun of rudely or unkindly
    • n. a rude remark

    • synonyms: v. to laugh at, mock, taunt
    • antonyms: n. applause, accolades, plaudits

    jeer
  13. lucrative
    adj. bringing in money

    • synonyms: gainful, moneymaking
    • antonyms: unprofitable, in the red, losing

    lucrative
  14. mediocre
    adj. average, ordinary

    • synonyms: run of the mill
    • antonyms: exceptional, outstanding, distinguished

    mediocre
  15. proliferate
    v. to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

    • synonyms: multiply, mushroom, burgeon
    • antonyms: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off

    proliferate
  16. subjugate
    v. to conquer by force, bring under complete control

    • synonyms: subdue, vanquish
    • antonyms: submit, surrender

    subjugate
  17. sully
    v. to soil, stain, tarnish, defile

    • synonyms: pollute, taint, smear
    • antonyms: cleanse, purify, decontaminate

    sully
  18. tantalize
    v. to tease, torment by teasing

    • synonyms: tempt, lead on
    • antonyms: satisfy, fulfill, gratify

    tantalize
  19. terse
    adj. brief and to the point

    • synonyms: concise, succinct, crisp
    • antonyms: verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix

    terse
  20. unflinching
    adj. firm, showing no signs of fear

    • synonyms: resolute, steadfast, unwavering
    • antonyms: irresolute, wavering, vacillating

    unflinching

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