Vocabulary 9

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Apt

Suitable, Fitting, Likely; Quick to learn

Synonyms: Appropriate, fit, proper, liable
Antonyms: Inappropriate, unlikely, slow

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Awry

In a turned or twisted position or direction

Synonyms: crooked, askew, amiss
Antonyms: straight, symmetrical

3

Bludgeon

A short club used as a weapon

Synonyms: cudgel, clobber, clout
Antonyms: (None)

4

Capitulate

To end resistance, give up, surrender, throw in the towel

Antonyms: hold out, persist

5

Chafe

To warm by rubbing; to wear sore by rubbing; to feel annoyance

Synonyms: irritate, scrape, abrade
Antonyms: soothe, mollify, please, elate

6

Defile

To make unclean or dirty, destroy the purity of

Synonyms: pollute, contaminate, desecrate
Antonyms: cleanse, purify

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Dire

Favor, causing fear or suffering; warning of trouble to come

Synonyms: disastrous, ominous, sinister, urgent
Antonyms: Favorable, auspicious, beneficial

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Disarming

Charming, tending to get rid of unfriendliness or suspicion

Synonyms: endearing, winning
Antonyms: alarming, troubling, disquieting

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Disgruntled

In bad humor, discontented, annoyed

Synonyms: displeased, grumpy, surly
Antonyms: pleased, satisfied, content

10

Encroach

To advanced beyond the usual or proper limits, trespass

Synonyms: intrude, infringe
Antonyms:(None)

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Endow

To furnish, provide with funds or some other desirable thing or quality

Synonyms: grant, bestow, present, bequeath
Antonyms: take away, deprive

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Fend

To ward off, resist; to get along, manage

Synonyms: stave off, cope
Antonyms:(None

13

Impunity

Freedom from punishment

Synonyms: exemption from penalty, immunity
Antonyms:(None)

14

Mein

Air, manner; appearance; expression

Synonyms: look, bearing, demeanor
Antonyms:(None)

15

Penal

Having to do with punishment

Synonyms: correctional, disciplinary
Antonyms: (None)

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Pertinent

Related to the matter at hand, to the point

Synonyms: relevant, germane, apropos
Antonyms: unrelated, irrelevant, immaterial

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Predominant

The greatest in strength or power; most common

Synonyms: chief, major, paramount, prevalent
Antonyms: secondary, minor, subsidiary, rare

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Prodigy

Something wonderful or marvelous; something monstrous or abnormal

Synonyms: marvel, wonder, freak, genuis
Antonyms: dumbbell, dunce, dullard

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Recluse

A person who leads a life shut up or withdrawn from the world

Synonyms: loner, hermit
Antonyms:(none)

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Renown

Fame, glory

Synonyms: reputation, celebrity, prestige
Antonyms: obscurity, infamy, notoriety