Vocabulary Unit 3

  1. Adversary
    (n) an enemy, opponent

    • syn.-antagonist, loe
    • ant.-friend, ally, supporter, confederate
  2. Alienate
    (v) to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey

    • syn.-seperate, drive apart, estrange
    • ant.- befriend, attract, captivate
  3. Aritfice
    (n) a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery

    syn.-ruse, stratagern, contrivance
  4. Coerce
    (v) to compel, force

    • syn.-pressure, bully, constrain
    • ant.-persuade, cajole
  5. Craven
    (adj) cowardly; (n) a coward

    • syn.- (adj) fearful, fainthearted, pusillanimous
    • ant.- (adj) brave, courageous, valiant
  6. Culinary
    (adj) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
  7. Demise
    (n) a death, especially of a person in a lofty position

    • syn.- decrease, passing away
    • ant.- birth, commencement
  8. Exhilarate
    (v) to enliven, cheer, give spirit or to liveliness to

    • syn.- stimulate, excite, gladden
    • ant.- discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit
  9. Fallow
    (adj) plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish- yellow; (n) land left unseeded: (v) to plow but not seed

    • syn.- (adj) unproductive, dormant
    • ant.- (adj) productive, fertile, prolific
  10. Harass
    (v) to disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks

    syn.- annoy, bedevil, beleaguer
  11. Inclement
    (adj) stormy, harsh, severe, in attitude or action

    • syn.- blustery, tempestuous, implacable
    • ant.- mild, gentle, balmy
  12. Liquidate
    (v) to pay debt, settle an account; to eliminate

    • syn.- recocile, pay, cancel, exterminate
    • ant.- invest, collect
  13. Muse
    (v) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

    syn.- contemplate, daydream
  14. Negligible
    (adj) so unimportant that it can be disregarded

    • syn.- trivial, inconsequential, insignifigant
    • ant.- significant, crucial, momentous
  15. Perpetuate
    (v) to make permanent or long lasting

    • syn.- continue, preserve, prolong indefinately
    • ant.- discontinue, abolish, abandon
  16. Precedent
    (n) an example that may serve as a basis for intimation or later action

    syn.- guide, tradition, model
  17. Punitive
    (adj) inflicting or aiming at punishment

    syn.- penalizing, retalitory
  18. Redress
    (v) to set right, remedy; (n) relief from wrong or injury

    syn.- (v) correct, mitigate
  19. Sojourn
    (n) a temporary stay; (v) to stay for a time

    syn.- (n) visit, brief stay
  20. Urbane
    (adj) reinfined in manner or style. suave

    • syn.- elegant
    • ant.- crude, uncouth
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Vocabulary Unit 3
Vocab words and Definitions