Vocab Unit 7

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  1. Adieu
    • Int: "Farewell!"
    • Noun: a farrwell
    • Syn: "so long"; good-bye
    • Ant: "hello"; greeting
  2. Advent
    • Noun: an arrival; coming into place or view
    • Syn: approach
    • Ant: departure, going away, exodus
  3. Apex
    • Noun: the highest point, tip
    • Syn: peak, summit, acme, crowning point
    • Ant: bottom, nadir
  4. Assimilate
    • Verb: absorb fully or make one's own; adoot as one's own; adapt fully
    • Syn: digest, incorporate, blend in
  5. Bogus
    • Adj: false, counterfeit
    • Syn: phony, fake, spurious
    • Ant: genuine, authentic
  6. Exorbitant
    • Adj: unreasonably high; excessive
    • Syn: extreme, inordinate, overpriced
    • Ant: inexpensive, affordable, reasonable
  7. Interim
    • Noun: the time between
    • Adj: temporary, coming between two points in time
    • Syn: interval, interlude; provisional, stopgap
  8. Inundate
    • Verb: to flood, overflow; overwhelm by numbers or size
    • Syn: submerge, deluge, swamp
  9. Malign
    • Verb: speak evil of, slander
    • Adj: evil
    • Syn: defame, vilify, badmouth; wicked
    • Ant: praise, commend; kind, benevolent
  10. Meander
    • Verb: wander about, wind about
    • Noun: sharp turn or twist
    • Syn: ramble, roam, zigzag, twist
  11. Metropolis
    • Noun: a large city; chief city of an area
    • Syn: large urban center
    • Ant: hamlet, village
  12. Momentous
    • Adj: very important
    • Syn: consequential, weighty, portentous
    • Ant: inconsequential, trivial, slight, unimportant
  13. Obstreperous
    • Adj: noisy; unruly, disorderly
    • Syn: wild, rowdy, uncontrolled, riotous
    • Ant: quiet, well-behaved, docile
  14. Pensive
    • Adj: thoughtful; melancholy
    • Syn: dreamy, reflective, contemplative, wistful
  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, bouyant
    • Ant: sullen, spiritless, dull, morose, sluggish
  18. Surly
    • Adj: angry and bad-tempered; rude
    • Syn: gruff, sullen, cranky, grouchy, hostile
    • Ant: polite, gracious, civil, friendly, genial
  19. Tirade
    • Noun: a long, angry speech, usually very critical
    • Syn: harangue, diatribe, tongue-lashing
  20. Vagrant
    • Noun: an idle wanderer, tramp
    • Adj: wandering, aimlessly
    • Syn: drifter, vagabond, hobo, nomad
    • Ant: stay-at-home, homebody, resident
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Vocab Unit 7
2011-01-18 11:52:58
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