Vocab Unit 3

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Vocab Unit 3
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  1. adversary
    (n) an enemy, opponent

    • S-antagonist, rival, foe
    • A-friend, ally, supporter, confederate
  2. alienate
    (v) to turn away, to make indifferent or hostile

    • S- separate, drive apart, estrange
    • A- befriend, attract, captivate, reconcile
  3. artifice
    (n) a skillful or ingenious device, a clever skill/trick

    S-ruse, stratagem, contrivance
  4. coerce
    (v) to compel, force

    • S- pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
    • A- persuade, cajole
  5. craven
    • (adj) cowardly
    • (n) a coward

    • S- fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
    • A- brave, courageous, valiant
  6. culinary
    (adj) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
  7. delete
    (v) to erase, wipe out, cut out

    • S- remove, cancel, expunge
    • A- insert, add, retain, include
  8. demise
    (n) a death

    • S- decease, passing away
    • A- birth beginning, commencement
  9. exhilarate
    (v) to enliven, cheer

    • S- stimulate, excite gladden
    • A- discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit
  10. fallow
    • (adj) plowed but not seeded, inactive
    • (v) to plow but not seed

    • S- unproductive, inert, dormant
    • A- productive, fertile, prolific
  11. harass
    (v) to disturb, worry

    • S- blustery, tempestuous, implacable
    • A- mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil
  12. inclement
    (adj) stormy, harsh

    • S- blustery, tempestuous, implacable
    • A- mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil
  13. muse
    (v) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
  14. S- meditate, contemplate, daydream
  15. negligible
    (adj) so unimportant that it can be disregarded

    • S- trivial, inconsequential, insignificant
    • A- significant, crucial, momentous
  16. perpetuate
    (v) to make permanent or long lasting

    • S- continue, preserve, prolong indefinitely
    • A- discontinue, abolish, abandon
  17. precedent
    (n) an example that may serve as a basis for intimidation

    S- guide, traditional, model
  18. punitive
    (adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment

    S- penalizing, retaliatoy
  19. redress
    • (v) to set right
    • (n) relief from wrong or injury

    S- rectify, correct, mitigate
  20. sojourn
    • (n) a temporary stay
    • (v) to stay for a time

    S- visit, stopover, brief stay
  21. urbane
    (adj) refined in a manner or style

    • S- elegant
    • A- crude, uncouth, boorish

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