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1 Vocab Unit #3 Collaborative 5 th 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.  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.  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.  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.  (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.  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  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.  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.  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.  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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