Vocab Unit 3 (sophomore)

  1. adversary
    • (n.) an enemy, opponent
    • synonyms: antagonist, rival, foe
    • antonyms: friend, ally, supporter, confederate
  2. alienate
    • (v.) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey
    • synonyms: separate, drive apart, estrange
    • antonyms: befriend, attract, captivate, reconcile
  3. artifice
    • (n.) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery
    • synonyms: ruse, stratagem, contravice
    • antonyms: (none)
  4. coerce
    • (v.) to compel, force
    • synonyms: pressure, bully, intimidate, constrain
    • antonyms: persuade, cajole
  5. craven
    • (adj.) cowardly; (n.) a coward
    • synonyms: (adj.) fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
    • antonyms: (adj.) brave, courageous, valiant
  6. culinary
    • (adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
    • synonyms: (none)
    • antonyms: (none)
  7. delete
    • (v.) to erase, wipe out, cut out
    • synonyms: remove, cancel, expunge
    • antonyms: insert, add, retain, include
  8. demise
    • (n.) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position
    • synonyms: decease, passing away
    • antonyms: birth, beginning, commencement
  9. exhilarate
    • (n.) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
    • synonyms: stimulate, excite, gladden
    • antonyms: discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit
  10. fallow
    • (adj.) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-tellow; (n.) land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed
    • synonyms: (adj.) unproductive, inert, dormant
    • antonyms: (adj.) productive, fertile, prolific
  11. harass
    • (v.) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
    • synonyms: annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer
    • antonyms: (none)
  12. inclement
    • (adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action
    • synonyms: blustery, tempestuout, implacable
    • antonyms: mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil
  13. muse
    • (v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
    • synonyms: meditate, contemplate, daydream
    • antonyms: (none)
  14. negligible
    • (adj.) so unimportant that is can be disregarded
    • synonyms: trivial, inconsequential, insignificant
    • antonyms: significant, crucial, momentous
  15. perpetuate
    • (v.) to make permanent or long lasting
    • synonyms: continue,preserve, prolong indefinitely
    • antonyms: discontinue, abolish, abandon
  16. precedent
    • (n.) an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
    • synonyms:guide, tradition, model
    • antonyms: (none)
  17. punitive
    • (adj.) inflicting or aiming at punishment
    • synonyms: penalizing, retaliatory
    • antonyms: (none)
  18. redress
    • (v.) to set right, remedy; (n.) relief from wrong or injury
    • synonyms: (v.) rectify, correct, mitigate
    • antonyms: (none)
  19. sojourn
    • (n.) a temporary stay; (v.) to stay for a time
    • synonyms: (n.) visit, stopover, brief stay
    • antonyms: (none)
  20. urbane
    • (adj.) refined in manner or style, suave
    • synonyms: elegant
    • antonyms: crude, uncouth, boorish
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Vocab Unit 3 (sophomore)