Unit 8

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  1. To join at one end or be next to, to support, prop up.
    Land that _________a river or lake is considered a highly desirable location on which to build a summer home.
    Abut
  2. Clothes, apparel, garb.
    The special _________that firefighters wear helps to protect them from flames and smoke.
    Attire
  3. To be of use or benefit to, to make use of.
    Be sure to _________ yourself of all the services that the school library has to offer.
    Avail
  4. A very close friend, pal, chum, buddy.
    We have been _________ ever since we met in the second grade.
    Crony
  5. Puzzling, mystifying, or enigmatic.
    The letter to the editor was so __________ that I couldn't be certain what the writer had actually intended to say.
    Cryptic
  6. Going in different directions.
    Two people may be close friends despite their having very _________ interests and beliefs.
    Divergent
  7. hatred, ill-will.
    Despite a long, close, and tense match, the defeated player felt no _________ toward the new champion.
    Enmity
  8. Very earnest, emotional, passionate, extremely hot.
    The president delivered a _________ plea for tolerance and unity.
    Feverent
  9. Thin and bony, starved looking, bare, barren.
    We left food and water for the _________ alley cat.
    gaunt
  10. To pass through or gain entrance to gradually or stealthily.
    Some of our men __________ the enemy's camp and captured their leader.
    Infiltrate
  11. To make of no value or consequence, cancel, wipe out.
    After seven days, you cannot _________ the contract without being charged a penalty.
    Nullify
  12. Capable of being grasped by the senses or mind.
    There was no _________ improvement in the patient's condition despite the doctors' best efforts to treat the infection.
    Perceptible
  13. To plunge straight down.
    Gannets and other seabirds __________ headfirst into the ocean to catch small fish and squid.
    Plummet
  14. To declare publicly or officially.
    We __________ our loyalty to our county when we recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
    Proclaim
  15. An agent, substitute.
    the vice president may be called upon to be the president's __________ at the funeral of a foreign leader.
    Proxy

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