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1 Accomplice The driver of the getaway car was arrested and tried as an accomplice in the daring bank robbery

2 N- a person who takes part in a crime Syn- partner in crime, confederate

3 Annihilate Throughout history, nations that are bitter enemies have sought to annihilate each other.

4 V- To destroy completely Syn- obliterate, decimate, demolish Ant- foster, promote, encourage, nurture

5 Arbitrary A judge may be criticized for rulings that appear to be arbitrary and without legal precedent

6 Adj- Unreasonable; based on ones wishes or whims without regard for reason or fairness Syn- capricious, high-handed, autocratic Ant- reasoned, rational, objective, equitiable

7 Brazen Behavior considered brazen in one era may be deemed perfectly acceptable in another

8 Adj- Shameless, Impudent, made of brass Syn- saucy, bold Ant- deferential, respectful, self- effacing

9 Catalyst Enzymes are catalysts that aid in the digestion of food

10 N- A substance that causes or hastens a chemical reaction; any agent that causes change Syn- stimulus, spur, instigator

11 Exodus The exodus of African Americans to the industrialized northern states in known as the Great Migration

12 N- A large scale departure or flight Syn- emigration, escape, hegira Ant- immigration, influx, arrival, entrance

13 Facilitate The Federal Reserve Board may lower interest rates in order to facilitate economic growth

14 V- to make easier; to assist Syn- ease, smooth the way, simplify Ant- hamper, hinder, obstruct, impede

15 Incorrigible Criminals deemed incorrigible can expect to receive maximum sentences for their offenses against society.

16 Adj- Not able to be corrected; beyond control Syn- unruly, intractable, incurable, inveterate Ant- tractable, docile, curable, reparable

17 Latent Dont you think its sad that many people use only a small fraction of their latent abilities?

18 Adj- Hidden, present but not realized Syn- dormant, inactive, undeveloped Ant- exposed, manifest, evident

19 Militant In the struggle for civil rights, Martin Luther King, Jr., advocated peaceful rather than militant protest.

20 Adj- Given to fighting; active and aggressive in support of a cause N- an activist Syn- truculent Ant- unassertive, peaceable, passive

21 Morose The boy was very morose over the death of his pet.

22 Adj- having a gloomy or sullen manner; not friendly or sociable Syn- morbid, doleful Ant- cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant

23 Opaque I have read that book twice, but I still find the authors meaning completely opaque

24 Adj- not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid Syn- hazy, cloudy, foggy, murky, dull, obtuse Ant- transparent, clear, bright, perceptive

25 Paramount Voters should insist that candidates for high office address the paramount issues facing our society

26 Adj- chief in importance, above all others Syn- supreme, foremost, primary, dominant Ant- secondary, subordinate, anciliary

27 Prattle Some people can prattle away on the phone for hours on end

28 V- to talk in an aimless, foolish, or simple way; to babble; N- baby talk; babble Syn- (V) chatter (N) twaddle, gibberish, piffle

29 Rebut It is a defense lawyers job to rebut the charges made by the prosecutor.

30 V- to offer arguments or evidence that contradicts an assertion; to refute Syn- disprove, confute, shoot holes in Ant- confirm, corroborate, substantiate

31 Reprimand A judge may need to reprimand a lawyer for repeatedly harassing a witness

32 V- to scold; find fault with N- a rebuke Syn- (V) reprove, reproach; (N) reproof Ant- (V) praise, pat on the back

33 Servitude In Les Miserables, Jean Valjean is sentences to many years of servitude for stealing a loaf of bread.

34 N- slavery, forced labor Syn- captivity, bondage, thralldom Ant- freedom, liberty

35 Slapdash Landlords who routinely make slapdash repairs should be considered negligent.

36 Adj- careless and hasty Syn- cursory, perfunctory, sloppy, slipshod Ant- painstaking, meticulous, thorough, in-depth

37 Stagnant It is dangerous for hikers to drink water from any source that appears to be stagnant.

38 Adj- not running or flowing; foul from standing still; inactive, sluggish, dull Syn- still, motionless, inert, fetid Ant- flowing, running, fresh, sweet

39 Succumb Most dieters occasionally succumb to the lure of a high- calorie dessert.

40 V- to give way to superior force, yield Syn- submit, die, expire Ant- overcome, master, conquer

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