8th Grade Unit 9 Vocabulary Flashcards

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Vocabulary Workshop - Sadlier - Unit 9 - Vocab Flashcards
 
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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 SYNONYM: 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

flair

(n.) a natural quality, talent, or skill; a distinctive style SYNONYMS: bent, knack, gift, style, panache ANTONYMS: inability, incapicty

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, homogenous, of a piece

horde

(n.) a vase 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, trustul

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 probable course and outcome of a disease or situation SYNONYM: Projection

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