Vocabulary Unit 2

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  1. adjourn
    • (v) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place
    • Synonyms: postpone, suspend, discontinue
    • Antonyms: open
  2. alien
    • (n) a citizen of another country; (adj) foreign, strange
    • Synonyms: (adj) exotic, unfamiliar
    • Antonyms: (adj) native, endemic, familiar
  3. comely
    • (adj) having a pleasing appearance
    • Synonyms: good-looking, attractive, bonny
    • Antonyms: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive
  4. compensate
    • (v) to make up for; to repay for services
    • Synonyms: pay back, reimburse, recompense
    • Antonyms: fail to reward, stiff
  5. dissolute
    • (adj) loose in one's morals or behavior
    • Synonyms: dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt
    • Antonyms: virtuous, chaste, moral, seemly, proper
  6. erratic
    • (adj) not regular or consistent; different from what is ordinarily expected; undependable
    • Synonyms: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable
    • Antonyms: steady, consistent, dependable
  7. expulsion
    • (n) the process of driving or forcing out
    • Synonyms: ejection, ouster, eviction
    • Antonyms: admittance, admission
  8. feint
    • (n) a deliberately deceptive movement; a pretense; (v) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of
    • Synonyms: (n) trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff
  9. fodder
    • (n) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose
    • Synonyms: feed, provender
  10. fortify
    • (v) to strengthen, build up
    • Synonyms: reinforce, shore up
    • Antonyms: weaken, undermine, sap, impair
  11. illegible
    • (adj) difficult or impossible to read
    • Synonyms: unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled
    • Antonyms: readable, decipherable, distinct, clear
  12. jeer
    • (v) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n) a rude remark of derision
    • Synonyms: (v) laugh at, mock, taunt
    • Antonyms: (n) applause, plaudits, accolades
  13. lucrative
    • (adj) bringing in money; profitable
    • Synonyms: gainful, moneymaking
    • Antonyms: unprofitable, losing, in the red
  14. mediocre
    • (adj) average, ordinary, undistinguished
    • Synonyms: run-of-the-mill
    • Antonyms: exceptional, outstanding, distinguished
  15. proliferate
    • (v) to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly
    • Synonyms: multiply, mushroom, burgeon
    • Antonyms: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off
  16. subjugate
    • (v) to conquer by force, bring under complete control
    • Synonyms: subdue, vanquish, master
    • Antonyms: be conquered, submit, surrender
  17. sully
    • (v) to soil, stain, tarnish, defile, besmirch
    • Synonyms: pollute, taint, smear
    • Antonyms: cleanse, purify, decontaminate
  18. tantalize
    • (v) to tease, torment by teasing
    • Synonyms: tempt, lead on
    • Antonyms: satisfy, fulfill, gratify
  19. terse
    • (adj) brief and to the point
    • Synonyms: concise, succinct, crisp
    • Antonyms: verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix
  20. unflinching
    • (adj) firm, showing no sign of fear, not drawing back
    • Synonyms: resolute, steadfast, unwavering, loyal, faithful
    • Antonyms: irresolute, wavering, vacillating, disloyal, unfaithful

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