Unit 14 vocab cards

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Definition

Annex

(v.) to add to, attach; to incorporate; (n.) an attachment or addition

Syn: join, acquire, appropriate, procure
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Cleave

(v.) to cut or split open; to cling to

Syn: sever, halve, sunder, adhere, clasp Ant:

Cordial

(adj.) in a friendly manner, hearty; cheery; (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, suppor Ant:

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: Entangle, Ensnarl 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 fluent 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: inpouring, inrush, invasion Ant: outpouring, exodus, departure

Pallor

(n.) an extreme or unnatural paleness

Syn: wanness, lividness, bloodlessness

Ant: flush, blush, rosiness, bloom

Pedigree

(n.) a list of ancestors, family tree; the history or origins of something

Syn: Lineage, ancestry, genealogy Ant:

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: untie, conciliate, mend fences Ant: antagonize, alienate, drive a wedge between

Shackle

(v.) to put into chains; (n., usually pl.) 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