Unit 9 Vocab Cards 2015

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Definition

Auxiliary

(adj.) giving assistance or support; (n.) a helper, aid

Synonyms: (adj.) additional; (n.) reserve, accessory Antonyms: (adj.) main, primary, principal

candid

(adj.) frank, sincere; impartial; unposed

Synonyms: forthright, plainspoken, unbiased Antonyms: insincere, evasive, misleading, artful

cubicle

(n.) a small room or compartment

Synonyms: hole-in-the-wall Antonyms: vast hall, auditorium

drudgery

(n.) work that is hard and tiresome

Synonyms: toil, labor, grind Antonyms: play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun

envoy

(n.) a representative or messenger (as of a government)

Synonyms: ambassador, emissary, minister

escalate

(v.) to elevate; to increase in intensity

Synonyms: raise, ascend, mount Antonyms: decrease, lessen, descend, defuse

expedient

(n.) a means to an end; (adj.) advantageous, useful

Synonyms: (n.) contrivance, device; (adj.) serviceable Antonyms: (adj.) inconvenient, untimely, disadvantageous

feign

(v.) to pretend

Synonyms: fake, sham, affect, simulate Antonyms:

flair

(n.) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style

Synonyms: bent, knack, gift, style, panache Antonyms: inability, incapacity

grievous

(adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious

Synonyms: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant Antonyms: joyful, uplifting, cheery, upbeat, comforting

heterogeneous

(adj.) composed of different kinds, diverse

Synonyms: miscellaneous, mixed, variegated Antonyms: uniform, homogeneous, of a piece

horde

(n.) a vast number (as of people); a throng

Synonyms: crowd, mass, multitude, host, swarm Antonyms: few, handful

impel

(v.) to force, drive forward

Synonyms: urge, push, spur, propel, incite Antonyms: discourage, check, restrain, curb

incredulous

(adj.) disbelieving, skeptical

Synonyms: mistrustful, doubting Antonyms: believing, trustful

inscribe

(v.) to write or engrave; to enter a name on a list

Synonyms: enroll, enlist Antonyms: erase, rub out, delete, efface, obliterate

monologue

(n.) a speech by one actor; a long talk by one person

Synonyms: soliloquy Antonyms: conversation, colloquy

prognosis

(n.) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation

Synonyms: projection Antonyms:

rasping

(adj.) with a harsh, grating sound; (n.) a harsh sound

Synonyms: (adj.) scraping, abrasive, gravelly Antonyms: (adj.) smooth, satiny, silky

repugnant

(adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful

Synonyms: hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive Antonyms: 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

Synonyms: (v.) abandon, discard, scrap, ditch, dump Antonyms: (v.) keep afloat, salvage, rescue, preserve