Unit 9

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Auxiliary

(adj.) giving assistance or support; (n.) a helper, aid Syn: additional, back up, reserve, accessory Ant: main, primary, principal

Candid

(adj.) frank, sincere; impartial; unposed Syn: forthright, plainspoken, unbiased Ant: insincere, evasive, misleading, artful

Cubicle

(n.) a small room or component Syn: enclosure, hole- in- the -wall, Ant: vast hall, auditorium

Drudgery

(n.) work that is hard and tiresome Syn: toil, labor, grind Ant: frolic, amusement, recreation, fun

Envoy

(n.) a representative or messenger (as of government) Syn: agent, ambassador, emissary, minister

Escalate

(v.) to elevate; to increase in intensity Syn: climb, raise, ascend, mount Ant: decrease, lessen, descend, defuse

Expedient

(n.) a means to an end; (adj.) advantageous, useful Syn: contrivance, device, serviceable Ant: inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous

Feign

(v.) to pretend Syn: fake, shame, affect, simulate

Flair

(n.) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style Syn: aptitude, bent, knack, gift, style, panache Ant: inability, incapacity

Grievous

(adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious Syn: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant Ant: joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting

Heterogenous

(adj.) composed of different kinds, diverse Syn: miscellaneous, mixed, variegated Ant: uniform, homogenous, of a piece

Horde

(n.) a vast number (as of people); a throng Syn: crowd, mass, multitude, host, swarm Ant: few, handful

Impel

(v.) to force, drive forward Syn: urge, push, spur, propel, incite Ant: discourage, check, restrain, curb

Inscribe

(v.) to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list Syn: imprint, enroll, enlist Ant: erase, rub out, delete, efface, obliterate

Incredulous

(adj.) disbelieve, skeptical Syn: dubious, mistrustful, doubting Ant: believing, trustful, gullible

Monologue

(n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person Syn: soliloquy, recitation Ant: dialogue, conversation, colloquy

Prognosis

(n.) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation Syn: predication, projection

Rasping

(adj.) with a harsh, grating sound; (n.) a harsh sound Syn: scratchy, scraping, abrasive, gravelly Ant: sonorous, smooth, satiny, silky, mellow

Repugnant

(adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful Syn: hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive Ant: pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome

Scuttle

(v.) to sink a ship by cutting holes in it; to get rid of something in a decisive way; to run hastily, scurry; (n.) a pail Syn: abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump Ant: keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve