vocab unit 8.txt

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vocab unit 8.txt
2011-02-13 19:36:48

english vocab unit 8
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  1. Assurance
    (n) a pledge; freedom from doubt, self-confidence - Synonyms: promise, sureness, poise, self-possession
  2. Asylum
    (n) an institution for the care of children, elderly people, etc.; a place of safety � Synonyms: sanatorium, sanctuary, refuge
  3. Console
    (v) to comfort; (n) the keyboard of an organ; control panel for an electrical or mechanical device � Synonyms: (v) soothe, solace, alleviate
  4. Dilate
    (v) to make or become larger or wider; to expand upon � Synonyms: enlarge, expand, swell, prolong
  5. Dross
    (n) refuse, waste products - Synonyms: rubbish, trash, detritus, dregs, scum
  6. Dwindle
    (v) to lessen, diminish � Synonyms: decrease, shrink, fade, peter out
  7. Flippant
    (adj) lacking in seriousness; disrespectful, saucy � Synonyms: frivolous, impudent, impertinent, insolent
  8. Immunity
    (n) resistance to disease; freedom from some charge or obligation � Synonyms: exemption, impunity
  9. Institute
    (v) to establish, set up; (n) an organization for the promotion of learning � Synonyms: (v) found, bring about; (n) academy
  10. Liability
    (n) a debt; something disadvantageous � Synonyms: handicap, difficulty, impediment, drawback
  11. Preposterous
    (adj) ridiculous, senseless � Synonyms: nonsensical, absurd, incredible
  12. Pugnacious
    (adj) quarrelsome, fond of fighting � Synonyms: argumentative, combative, belligerent
  13. Rabid
    (adj) furious, violently intense, unreasonably extreme; mad; infected with rabies � Synonyms: fanatical, zealous, raving, infuriated, berserk
  14. Realm
    (n) a kingdom; a region or field of study - Synonyms: domain, duchy, bailiwick, jurisdiction
  15. Rejuvenate
    (v) to make young again; to make like new � Synonyms: revitalize, renew
  16. Remunerate
    (v) to reward, pay, reimburse � Synonyms: compensate, satisfy, profit, benefit
  17. Sparse
    (adj) meager, scant, scattered � Synonyms: thin, scanty, few and far inbetween
  18. Sterling
    (adj) genuine, excellent; made of silver of standard fineness � Synonyms: first-rate, outstanding, worthy, pure
  19. Venture
    (n) a risky or daring undertaking; (v) to expose to danger; to dare � Synonyms: (n) gamble; (v) try, chance, undertake
  20. Warp
    (v) to twist out of shape; (n) an abnormality � Synonyms: (v) bend, distort, misshape; (n) irregularity