english vocab unit 7.txt

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english vocab unit 7.txt
2011-01-30 18:17:31
english vocab unit

english vocab unit 7
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  1. Adieu
    (int) �Farewell!�; (n) a farewell ~ Synonyms: (int) So long; (n) good-bye
  2. Advent
    (n) an arrival; a coming into place or view ~ Synonym: approach
  3. Apex
    (n) the highest point, tip ~ Synonyms: peak, summit, acme, crowning point
  4. Assimilate
    (v) to absorb fully or make one�s own; to adopt as one�s own; to adapt fully ~ Synonyms: digest, incorporate, bend in
  5. Bogus
    (adj) false, counterfeit ~ Synonyms: phony, fake, spurious
  6. Exorbitant
    (adj) unreasonably high, excessive ~ Synonyms: extreme, inordinate, overpriced
  7. Interim
    (n) the time between; (adj) temporary, coming between two points in time ~ Synonyms: (n) interval, interlude; (adj) provisional, stopgap
  8. Inundate
    (v) to flood, overflow; to overwhelm by numbers or size ~ Synonyms: submerge, deluge, swamo
  9. Malign
    (v) to speak evil of, slander; (adj) evil ~ Synonyms: (v) defame, vilify, badmouth; (adj) wicked
  10. Meander
    (v) to wander about, wind about; (n) a sharp turn or twist ~ Synonyms: (v) ramble, roam, zigzag, twist
  11. Metropolis
    (n) a large city; the chief city of an area ~ Synonyms: large urban center
  12. Momentous
    (adj) very important ~ Synonyms: consequential, weighty, portentous
  13. Obstreperous
    (adj) noisy, unruly, disorderly ~ Synonyms: wild, rowdy, uncontrolled, riotous
  14. Pensive
    (adj) thoughtful; melancholy ~ Synonyms: dreamy, reflective, contemplative, wistful
  15. Perilous
    (adj) dangerous ~ Synonyms: risky, chancy, hazardous, unsafe
  16. Shoddy
    (adj) of poor quality; characterized by inferior workmanship ~ Synonyms: flimsy, cheap, tacky, imitative
  17. Sprightly
    (adj) lively, full of life; spicy flavorful ~ Synonyms: frisky, peppy, spirited, animated, buoyant
  18. Surly
    (adj) angry and bad-tempered; rude ~ Synonyms: gruff, sullen, cranky, grouchy, hostile
  19. Tirade
    (n) a long, angry speech, usually very critical ~ Synonyms: harangue, diatribe, tongue-lashing
  20. Vagrant
    (n) an idle wanderer, tramp; (adj) wandering aimlessly ~ Synonyms: (n) drifter, vagabond, hobo, nomad