Unit 11 8th grade

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Definition

Brevity

(n.) shortness Synonyms: conciseness, terseness, pithiness Antonyms: verbosity, long-widedness, polixity

Comport

(v.) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement Synonyms: deport oneself, agree, concur

Concise

(adj.) expressing much in a few words Synonyms: brief, succinct, terse, pithy, to the point Antonyms: wordy, verbose, long-winded, prolix

Demure

(adj.) sober or serious in manner, modest Synonyms: shy, diffident, sedate, seemly, decorous Antonyms: bold, forward, assertive, immodest

Depreciation

(adj.) sober or serious in manner, modest Synonyms: shy, diffident, sedate, seemly, decorous Antonyms: bold, forward, assertive, immodest

Deteriorate

(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away Synonyms: worsen, decline, degenerate, debase Antonyms: improve, fix-up, enhance

Divulge

(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public Synonyms: disclose, impart, spill the beans, "leak" Antonyms: hide, conceal, cover up, secrete, keep under wraps

Enlightened

(adj.) free from ignorance and false ideas; possesing sound understanding Synonyms: knowing, informed, aware, cultivated Antonyms: ignorant, unaware, untaught, benighted

Forestall

(v.) to prevent by acting first Synonyms: hinder, thwart, preclude, ward off Antonyms: welcome, accept, allow, subit, abide by

Garble

(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligable Synonyms: jumble, scramble, confuse, misrepresent Antonyms: clarify, elucidate, articulate

Proponent

(n.) one who puts forward a proposal, one who supports a cause or belief Synonyms: supporter, advocare, exponent Antonyms: opponent, critic, foe, adversary

Quaver

(v.) to shake, tremble; to trill Synonyms: quiver, vibrate, shiver, quake, palpitate

Recoil

(v.) to spring back, shrink; (n.) the act of springing back Synonyms: (v.) flinch; (n.) kickback Antonyms: (v.) advance, proceed, gain ground

Recoup

(v.) to make up for, regain Synonyms: recover, retrieve Antonyms: lose, default, forfeit, kiss goodbye

Reek

(n.) an unpleasant smell; (v.) to give off unpleasent smells; to give a strong impression Synonyms: (n.) stench; (v.) stink, smell Antonyms: (n.) perfume, fragrance, bouquet

Relentless

(agj.) unyielding, harsh, without pity Synonyms: stern, merciless, persistant, unremitting Antonyms: merciful, accommidating, indulgent

Rivulet

(n.) a small stream Synonyms: brook, creek, rill

Squander

(v.) to spend foolishly, waste Synonyms: misspens, dissipate Antonyms: save, economize, hoard, squirrel away

Stacatto

(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style Synonyms: abrupt, disjointed Antonyms: continuous, flowing, unbroken

Statute

(n.) a law Synonyms: rule, ordinance, enactment