Unit 14

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Definition

annex

(v) to add, attach; to incorporate (n) an attachment or addition syn: join, acquire, appropriate, procure

cleave

(v) to cut or split open; to cling to syn: sever, halve, sunder, adhere, clasp

cordial

(adj) in a friendly manner, hearty: cherry (n) a liqueur syn: hospitable, affable, warm, convivial ant: gruff, unfriendly, unsociable

cornerstone

(n) the starting point of a building; a fundamental principle or element syn: foundation, base, underpinning, support

debacle

(n) an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure syn: disaster, fiasco, calamity ant: success, triumph, victory, coup

devitalize

(v) to make weak or lifeless syn: enfeeble, sap, enervate ant: enliven, stimulate, energize, excite

embroil

(v) to involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw into confusion syn: entangled, en snarl ant: disentangle, separate, disconnect

exonerate

(v) to clear from a charge or accusation syn: absolve, acquit, vindicate, exculpate ant: implicate, incriminate, inculpate

glib

(adj) ready and influent in speech; thoughtless; insincere syn: superficial, pat, oily, unctuous, facile ant: halting, tongue-tied, speechless, awkward

haphazard

(adj) by chance, not planned, lacking order syn: random, accidental, slapdash ant: deliberate, purposeful, orderly, meticulous

improvise

(v) to compose or perform without preparation: to construct from available materials syn: ad-lib, play it by ear, wing it, extemporize ant: plan, rehearse, practice, prepare

incite

(v) to rouse, stir up, urge on syn: spur, kindle, provoke, instigate, prompt ant: check, curb, impede, restrain, smother

influx

(n) a coming in, inflow syn: in pouring, inrush, invasion ant: outpouring, exodus, departure

pallor

(n) an extreme or unnatural paleness syn: wanness, vividness, bloodlessness ant: flush, blush, rosiness, bloom

pedigree

(n) a list of ancestors, family tree; the history or origins of something syn: lineage, ancestry, genealogy

precipitous

(adj) very steep syn: sheer, abrupt, sharp ant: gradual, shallow, graded, incremental

profuse

(adj) very abundant; given or flowing freely syn: extravagant, lavish, bounteous, plenteous ant: sparse, scanty, meager, insufficient

reconcile

(v) to restore to friendship; to settle; to resign (oneself) syn: unite, conciliate, mend fences ant: antagonize, alienate, drive a wedge between

shackle

(v) to put into chains (n) a chain, fetter syn: manacle, enslave; handcuffs, bonds, irons ant: free, unfetter, emancipate, liberate

threadbare

adj) shabby, old and worn syn: frayed, seedy, ragged, shopworn, trite ant: luxurious, plush, costly, sumptuous