Unit: 11

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1.Brevity

(n.) shortness SYN: conciseness, terseness, pithiness ANT: verbosity, long-widedness, polixity

2.Comport

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

3.Concise

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

4.Demure

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

5.Depreciation

(n.) a lessening in value; a belittling SYN: cheapening, lowering, devaluation ANT: increase, appreciation, enhancement

6.Deteriorate

(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away SYN: increase, appreciation, enhancement ANT: improve, fix-up, enhance

7.Divulge

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

8.Enlightened

(adj.) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding SYN: knowing, informed, aware, cultivated ANT: ignorant, unaware, untaught, benighted

9.Forestall

(v.) to prevent by asking first SYN: hinder, thwart, preclude, ward off ANT: welcome, accept, allow, subit, abide by

10.Garble

(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible SYN: jumble, scramble, confuse, misrepresent ANT: clarify, elucidate, articulate

11.Proponent

(n.) one who puts forward a proposal, one who supports a cause or belief SYN: supporter, advocate, exponent ANT: opponent, critic, foe, adversary

12.Quaver

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

13.Recoil

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

14.Recoup

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

15.Reek

(n.) an unpleasant smell; (v.) to give off unpleasant smell; to give a strong impression SYN: (n.) stench; (v.) stink, smell ANT: (n.) perfume, fragrance, bouquet

16.Relentless

(adj.) unyielding, harsh, without pity SYN: stern, merciless, persistent, unremitting ANT: merciful, accommidating, indulgent

17.Rivulet

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

18.Squander

(v.) to spend foolishly; waste SYN: misspends, dissipate ANT: save, economize, hoard, squirrel away

19.Stacatto

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

20.Statute

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