Vocabulary Workshop

Vocabulary Workshop

Vocabulary Workshop Unit 2 Level D Adjourn (v) to stop proceedings temporarily; move to another place Synonyms: postpone, suspend, discontinue Antonyms: open, begin, call to order

Alien (n) a citizen of another country; (adj) foreign, strange Synonyms: (adj) exotic, unfamiliar Antonyms: (adj) native, endemic, familiar

Comely (adj) having a pleasing appearance Synonyms: good- looking, attractive, bonny Antonyms: plain, homely, ugly, repulsive

Compensation v. to make up for; to repay for services Synonyms: pay back, reimburse, recompense Antonyms: fail to reward; stiff Dissolute (adj) loose in ones morals of behavior Synonyms:

dissipated, debauched, immoral, corrupt Antonyms: virtuous, chaste, moral seemly, proper Erratic adj. not regular or consistent; different

from what is ordinarily expected; undependable Synonyms: irregular, inconsistent, unpredictable Antonyms: steady, consistent, dependable Expulsion

(n) the process of driving or forcing out Synonyms: ejection, ouster, eviction Antonyms: admittance, admission Feint (n) a deliberately

deceptive movement; a pretense; (v) to make a deceptive movement; to make a pretense of Synonyms: (n) trick, ruse, subterfuge, dodge, bluff

Fodder (n) food for horses or cattle; raw material for a designated purpose Synonyms: feed provender

Fortify v. to strengthen, build up Synonyms: reinforce, shore up Antonyms: weaken, undermine, sap, impair Illegible (adj) difficult or impossible to read Synonyms:

unreadable, indecipherable, scribbled Antonyms: readable, decipherable, distinct, clear Jeer (v) to make fun of rudely or unkindly; (n) a

rude remark of derision Synonyms: (v) laugh at, mock, taunt Antonyms: (n) applause, plaudits, accolades Lucrative adj. bringing in money; profitable Synonyms: gainful,

moneymaking Antonyms: unprofitable, losing, in the red Mediocre adj. average, ordinary, undistinguished Synonyms: run-of-the-

mill Antonyms: exceptional, outstanding, distinguished Proliferate v. to reproduce, increase, or spread rapidly

Synonyms: multiply, mushroom Antonyms: decrease, diminish, dwindle, slack off Subjugate (v) to conquer by force, bring under

complete control Synonyms: subdue, vanquish, master Antonyms: be conquered, submit, surrender Sully (v) to soil, stain,

tarnish, defile, besmirch Synonyms: pollute, taint, smear Antonyms: cleanse, purify, decontaminate Tantalize

v. to tease, torment by teasing Synonyms: tempt, lead- on, make ones mouth water Antonyms: satisfy, fulfill, gratify

Terse (adj) brief and to the point Synonyms: concise, succinct, crisp, short and sweet Antonyms: verbose, wordy, diffuse, prolix

Unflinching (adj) firm, showing no signs of fear; not drawing back Synonyms: resolute, steadfast, unwavering Antonyms:

irresolute, wavering, vacillating

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