Vocab Unit 5

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  1. Accomplice
    • (n) a person who takes part in a crime
    • SYN: partner in crime
  2. Annihilate
    • (v) to destroy completely
    • SYN: obliterate, decimate
    • ANT: foster, promote, encourage, nurture
  3. Arbitrary
    • (adj) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness
    • SYN: capricious, high-handed, autocratic 
    • ANT: reasoned, rational, objective, equitable
  4. Brazen
    • (adj) shameless, impudent; made of brass
    • SYN: saucy, bold 
    • ANT: deferential, respectful, self-effacing
  5. Catalyst
    • (n) a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change
    • SYN: stimulus, spur, instigator
  6. Exodus
    • (n) a large-scale departure or flight
    • SYN: escape, hegira
    • ANT: immigration, influx, arrival, entrance
  7. Facilitate
    • (v) to make easier; to assist
    • SYN: ease, smooth the way, simplify
    • ANT: hamper, hinder, obstruct, impede
  8. Incorrigible
    • (adj) not able to be corrected; beyond control
    • SYN: unruly, intractable, incurable, inveterate
    • ANT: tractable, docile, curable, reparable
  9. Latent
    • (adj) hidden, present but not realized
    • SYN: dormant, inactive, undeveloped 
    • ANT: exposed, manifest, evident
  10. Militant
    • (adj) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; (n) an activist 
    • SYN: (adj) truculent 
    • ANT: (adj) unassertive, peaceable, passive
  11. Morose
    • (adj) having gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
    • SYN: morbid
    • ANT: blithe, jaunty, buoyant
  12. Opaque
    • (adj) not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid
    • SYN: hazy, cloudy, foggy, murky, dull, obtuse
    • ANT: transparent, clear, bright, perceptive
  13. Paramount
    • (adj) chief in importance, above all others
    • SYN: supreme, primary, dominant
    • ANT: secondary, subordinate, ancillary
  14. Prattle
    • (v) to talk in an aimless, foolish or simple way; to babble
    • (n) baby talk; babble
    • Syn: (n) twaddle, gibberish, piffle
  15. Rebut
    • (v) to offer arguments or evidence that contradict an assertion; to refute
    • SYN: disprove, confuse, shoot holes in
    • ANT: confirm, corroborate, substantiate
  16. Reprimand
    • (v) to scold; find fault with; (n) a rebuke 
    • SYN: (v) reproach; (n) reproof
    • ANT:(v) pat on the back
  17. Servitude
    • (n) slavery, forced labor
    • SYN: bondage, thralldom
    • ANT: liberty
  18. Slapdash
    • (adj) careless and hasty
    • SYN: cursory, perfunctory, slipshod
    • ANT:painstaking, thorough, in-depth
  19. Stagnant
    • (adj) not running or flowing; foul form standing still; inactive
    • SYN: sill, motionless, inert, sluggish, dull
    • ANT: flowing, running, fresh, sweet
  20. Succumb
    • (v) to give way to superior force, yield
    • SYN: submit, die, expire
    • ANT: overcome, master, conquer
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Vocab Unit 5
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