English Vocab Unit 5

  1. accomplice
    • (n) a person who takes part in a crime
    • Syn: partner in crime, confederate
  2. annihilate
    • (v) to destroy completely
    • Syn: obliterate, decimate, demolish
  3. arbitrary
    • (adj) unreasonable; based on one's wishes or whims wihtout regard for reason or fairness
    • Syn: capricious, high-handed, autocratic
  4. brazen
    • (adj) shameless, impudent; made of brass
    • Syn: saucy, bold
  5. catalyst
    • (n) a substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes damage
    • Syn: stimulus, spur, instigator
  6. exodus
    • (n) a large-scale departure of flight
    • Syn: emigration, escape, hegira
  7. facilitate
    • (v) to make easier; to assist
    • Syn: ease, smooth the way, simplify
  8. incorrigible
    • (adj) not able to be corrected; beyond control
    • Syn: unruly, intractable, incurable, inveterate
  9. latent
    • (adj) hidden, present but not realized
    • Syn: dormant, inactive, undeveloped
  10. militant
    • (adj) given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause; (n) an activist
    • Syn: (adj) truculent
  11. morose
    • (adj) having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable
    • Syn: morbid, doleful
  12. opaque
    • (adj) not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid
    • Syn: hazy, cloudy, foggy, murky, dull, obtuse
  13. paramount
    • (adj) chief in importance, above all others
    • Syn: supreme, foremost, primary, dominant
  14. prattle
    • (v) to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; (n) baby talk, babble
    • Syn: (v) chatter; (n) twaddle, gibberish, piffle
  15. rebut
    • (v) to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute
    • Syn: disprove, confute, shoot holes in
  16. reprimand
    • (v) to scold; find fault with; (n) rebuke
    • Syn: (v) reprove, reproach; (n) reproof
  17. servitude
    • (n) slavery, forced labor
    • Syn: captivity, bondage, thralldom
  18. slapdash
    • (adj) careless and hasty
    • Syn: cursory, perfunctory, sloppy, slipshod
  19. stagnant
    • (adj) not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull
    • Syn: still motionless, inert, fetid
  20. succumb
    • (v) to give way to superior force, yield
    • Syn: submit, die, expire
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English Vocab Unit 5
English Vocab Unit 5