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1 Vocab Unit #3 Collaborative
5th block World Literature

2 Redress Definition: (V) to set right, remedy; (n)relief from wrong or injury Synonyms: Correct and mitigate Antonyms: Hurt and injury The team leader attempted to redress the issues within the group.

3 Sojourn Definition: (n)a temporary stay; (v) to stay for a time
Synonyms: visit, Brief, stay Antonyms: departure, move, journey After a brief sojourn at the beach the family returned home.

4 Urbane Definition: (adj) refined in manner or style, suave
Synonyms: elegant, sophisticated, worldly Antonyms:crude,uncouth The host of the party was very urbane with his appearance.

5 Precedent (n) An example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action EX: Hopefully the new workers follow our precedent to help them better understand the work. Synonyms- Guide , Tradition, Model

6 Punitive (adj) Inflicting or aiming at punishment
EX: The stages should become increasingly punitive in order to enforce compliance. Synonyms- penalizing, retaliatory

7 Inclement Definition: (adj.) stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action Synonyms: blustery, tempestuous, implacable Antonyms: mild, gentle, balmy Cobb County Schools usually close if there is a threat of inclement weather.

8 Liquidate Definition: (v.) to pay a debt, settle an account; to eliminate Synonyms: reconcile, pay, cancel, exterminate Antonyms: invest, collect After a profitable year, the business was able to liquidate its loan.

9 Muse Definition: (v.) to think about in a dreamy way, ponder
Synonyms: contemplate, daydream I 'm sure there are other qualities which I'll muse over soon !

10 Negligible Definition: (adj.) so unimportant that it can be disregarded Synonyms: trivial, inconsequential, insignificant Antonyms: significant, crucial, momentous There was a negligible speed difference between the two cars.

11 Perpetuate Definition: (v.) to make permanent or long lasting
Synonyms: continue, preserve, prolong indefinitely Antonyms: discontinue, abolish, abandon He perpetuates the myth that his house is haunted.

12 Culinary (adj.) of or related to cooking or the kitchen
Cooking shows on television have helped many people to master the secrets of the culinary arts.

13 Demise (n.) A death, especially of a person in a lofty position
Synonyms- decease, passing way Antonyms- birth, commencement Traditional the tolling of a church bell has announced the demise of a monarch.

14 Exhilarate (v.) To enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to
Synonyms- stimulate, excite, gladden Antonyms- discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhabit The landing on the moon, in the summer of 1969 exhilarated the nation.

15 Fallow (adj.) Plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; (n.)land left unseeded; (v.) to plow but not seed Synonyms- unproductive, dormant Antonyms- productive, fertile, prolific In the drought –stricken region, there were millions of acres of fallows.

16 Harass (v.) To disturb, worry; to trouble by repeated attacks
Synonyms- annoy, bedevil, beleaguer To judge repeatedly cautioned the prosecuting attorney not to harass the witness.

17 Craven Cowardly Lacking in courage

18 Coerce To persuade an unwilling person by force or threats

19 Adversary An enemy or opponent in a contest Syn: Antagonist, combatant
Ant: ally, friendly The adversary can not win this time.

20 Alienate To turn away, make indifferent or hostile, to transfer
Syn: separate, estrange Ant: befriend, attract The boy alienated the other kids in the class.

21 Artifice A skillful or ingenious device, clever trick
Syn: ruse, stratagem, contrivance The artifice was never cleaned or cared for properly, which lead to it’s deterioration.

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