chapter 9 vocab

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  1. (adj) suitable, fitting, likely; quick to learn

    SYN: appropriate, fit, proper, liable
    ANT: inappropriate, unlikely, slow
    apt
  2. (adj, adv) in a turned or twisted position or direction; wrong, out of the right or hoped-for course

    SYN: crooked, askew, amiss
    ANT: straight, symmetrical
    awry
  3. (n) a short club used as a weapon;
    (v) to strike with a heavy club; to use force or strong arguments to gain some point

    SYN: cudgel, clobber, clout
    bludgeon
  4. (v) to end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel

    ANT: hold out, persist
    capitulate
  5. (v) to warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance or dissatisfaction, annoy, irk; to strain or press against
    (n) a sore or injury caused by rubbing

    SYN: irritate, scrape, abrade
    ANT: soothe, mollify, please, elate
    chafe
  6. (v, trans) to make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of
    (v, intrans) to march in a single line or in columns
    (n) a narrow passage; gorge, canyon

    SYN: pollute, contaminate, desectrate
    ANT: cleanse, purify
    defile
  7. (adj) dreadful, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come; demanding immediate action to avoid disaster

    SYN: disastrous, ominous, sinister, urgent
    ANT: favorable, auspicious, beneficial
    dire
  8. (adj) charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion

    SYN: endearing, winning
    ANT: alarming, troubling, disquieting
    disarming
  9. (adj, part) in bad humor, discontented, annoyed

    SYN: displeased, grumpy, surly
    ANT: pleased, satisfied, content
    disgruntled
  10. (v) to advance beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass

    SYN: intrude, infringe
    encroach
  11. (v) to furnish, equip, provide with funds or some other desireable thing or quality

    SYN: grant, bestow, present, bequeath
    ANT: take away, deprive
    endow
  12. (v) to ward off, resist; to get along, manage

    SYN: stave off, cope
    fend
  13. (n) freedom from punishment

    SYN: exemption from penalty, immunity
    impunity
  14. (n) air, manner; appearance; expression

    SYN: look, bearing, demeanor
    mien
  15. (adj) having to do with punishment

    SYN: correctional, discliplinary
    penal
  16. (adj) related to the matter at hand, to the point

    SYN: relevant, germane, apropos
    ANT: unrelated, irrelevant, immaterial
    pertinent
  17. (adj) the greatest in strength or power; most common

    SYN: chief, major, paramount, prevalent
    ANT: secondary, minor, subsidiary, rare
    predominant
  18. (n) something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal; an unusual feat; a child or young person with extraordinary ability or talent

    SYN: marvel, wonder, freak, genius
    ANT: dumbbell, dunce, dullard
    prodigy
  19. (n) a person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world

    SYN: loner, hermit
    recluse
  20. (n) fame, glory

    SYN: reputation, celebrity, prestige
    ANT: obscurity, infamy, notoriety
    renown

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