Vocabulary Unit 3

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  1. Abridge
    • (v) to make shorter
    • Synonyms: shorten, condense, abbreviate
    • Antonyms: expand, enlarge, augment
  2. Adherent
    • (n) a follower, supporter
    • (adj) attached, sticking to
    • Synonyms: (n) disciple
    • Antonyms: (n) opponent, adversary, critic, detrator
  3. Altercation
    • (n) an angry argument
    • Synonyms: quarrel, dispute, squabble
    • Antonyms: agreement, accord
  4. Cherubic
    • (adj) resembling an angel portrayed as a little child with a beautiful, round, or chubby face; sweet and innocent
    • Synonyms: angelic, seraphic, beatific
    • Antonyms: impish, devilish, diabolic, fiendish
  5. Condone
    • (v) to pardon or overlook
    • Synonyms: ignore
    • Antonyms: censure, condemn, disapprove, deprecate
  6. Dissent
    • (v) to disagree
    • (n) disagreement
    • Synonyms: (v) differ, dispute
    • Antonyms: (v) agree, concur; (n) unanimity, harmony
  7. Eminent
    • (adj) famous, outstanding, distinguished; projecting
    • Synonyms: illustrious, renowned
    • Antonyms: obscure, nameless, unsung, lowly, humble
  8. Exorcise
    • (v) to drive out by magic; to dispose of something troublesome, menacing, or oppressive
    • Synonyms: expel, dispel
  9. Fabricate
    • (v) to make, manufacture; to make up, invent
    • Synonyms: devise, contrive, concoct
    • Antonyms: undo, destroy, demolish
  10. Irate
    • (adj) angry
    • Synonyms: incensed, infuriated, enraged, livid
    • Antonyms: calm, composed, cool, unruffled
  11. Marauder
    • (n) a raider, plunderer
    • Synonyms: looter, pirate, freebooter
  12. Obesity
    • (n) excessive fatness
    • Synonyms: serious overweight, extreme corpulence
    • Antonyms: emaciation, gauntness, scrawniness
  13. Pauper
    • (n) an extremely poor person
    • Synonyms: destitute person
    • Antonyms: millionaire, tycoon
  14. Pilfer
    • (v) to steal in small quantities
    • Synonyms: flinch, rob, swipe, purloin
  15. Rift
    • (n) a split, break, breach
    • Synonyms: crack, fissure, gap, cleft
    • Antonyms: reconciliation
  16. Semblance
    • (n) a likeness; an outward appearance; an apparition
    • Synonyms: appearance, air, aura, veneer, facade
    • Antonyms: dissimilarity, contrast, total lack
  17. Surmount
    • (v) to overcome, rise above
    • Synonyms: conquer, triumph over
    • Antonyms: be vanquished, be defeated, succumb to
  18. Terminate
    • (v) to bring to an end
    • Synonyms: conclude, finish, discontinue
    • Antonyms: begin, commence, initiate
  19. Trite
    • (adj) commonplace; overused, stale
    • Synonyms: banal, hackneyed, corny
    • Antonyms: original, novel, fresh, innovative
  20. Usurp
    • (v) to seize and hold a position by force or without right
    • Synonyms: seize illegally, commandeer, supplant

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