8th Grade Unit 11 Vocabulary Flashcards

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Vocabulary Workshop - Sadlier - Unit 11 - Definitions - Flashcards
 
Term  
Definition

brevity

(n.) shortness syn: terseness, pithiness ant: verbosity, long-windedness, prolixity

comport

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

concise

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

demure

(adj.) sober or serious in manner, modest syn: shy, sedate, seemly, decorous ant: forward, assertive, immodest

depreciation

(n.) a lessening in value; a belittling syn: cheapening, lowering ant: increase, appreciation, enhancement

deteriorate

(v.) to lower in quality or value; to wear away syn: worsen, decline, degenerate, debase ant: fix up, enhance

divulge

(v.) to tell, reveal; to make public syn: disclose, impart, spill the beans, “leak” ant: hide, conceal, cover up, secrete, keep under wraps

enlightened

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

forestall

(v.) to prevent by acting first syn: hinder, thwart, preclude, ward off ant: welcome, accept, allow, submit, abide by

garble

(v.) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible syn: jumble, confuse, misrepresent ant: elucidate, articulate

proponent

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

quaver

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

recoil

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

recoup

(v.) to make up for, regain syn: recover, retrieve ant: lose, default, forfeit, kiss good-bye

reek

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

relentless

(adj.) unyielding, harsh, without pity syn: stern, merciless, persistent ant: merciful, accommodating, indulgent

rivulet

(n.) a small stream syn: creek, rill

squander

(v.) to spend foolishly, waste syn: misspend, dissipate ant: save, economize, hoard, squirrel away

staccato

(adj.) detached or disconnected in sound or style syn: abrupt ant: continuous, flowing

statute

(n.) a law syn: rule, enactment