Vocab cards section 3

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Vocab cards
 
Term  
Definition

allot

(v) to assign or distribute in shares or portions syn- apportion,parcel out, allocate

amass

(V) to bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble syn-accumulate, pile up, garner ant- scatter, dissipate, squander, waste

audacious

(adj) bold, adventurous, recklessly daring syn- enterprising, brave ant- timid, cowardly

comply

(v) to yield to a request or command syn- submit to, consent to, acquiesce in ant- reject, refuse, decline

devoid

(adj) not having or using, lacking syn-wanting, bereft ant- full, teeming, abounding

elite

(n) the choice part of a group of people or things;(adj) superior syn-(n) cream of crop, upper crust ant- (n) rank and file, dregs of society

grapple

(n) an iron hook used to grab and hold; (v) to come to grips with, wrestle or fight with syn-(v) tackle, confront, struggle with

incapacitate

(v) to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally illegible syn- disable, debilitate, paralyze, cripple ant- rehabilitate, restore

instigate

(v) to urge on; stir up, provoke, start, incite ant- stop, quell, squelch, quash

longevity

(n) long life, long duration, length of life ant- brevity, transience

myriad

(adj) in very great numbers; (n) a very great number syn- (adj) innumerable, countless ant- (adj) few, scant, sparse

perspective

(n) a point of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the appearance to the eye of various, sense or proportion syn- viewpoint, sense of poportion

perturb

(v) to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion syn- upset, agitate, anger, irritate ant- delight, gladden, please

prodigious

(adj) immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree syn- gigantic, tremendous, astounding ant- puny, minuscule, insignificant

relevant

(adj) extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely cautious, unstable, undependable syn- pertinent, germane, applicable ant- unconnected, extraneous

skittish

(adj) extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely cautious; unstable, undependable syn- jumpy, restive, capricious, fickle ant- bold, daring, reckless, cool, unflappable

tether

(n) a rope a chain used to fasten something to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or resources; (v)to fasten with a rope or chain syn- (v) tie up, chain up, leash ant- (v) untie, let loose

unison

(n) a sounding together; agreement or accord syn- harmony, concord, assent

vie

(v) to compete; to strive for victory or superiority syn- contend, rival

willful

(adj) stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate syn- headstrong, obstinate, premeditated ant- docile, obedient, tractable