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Vocabulary Unit 3

Jon Sams

5th Grade, Mrs. Vassiliev
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barrage

bar rage

Syn. bombardment, shelling, volley, blast
(n.) a rapid, large-scale outpouring of something
bigot

big ot

Syn. racist
an intolerant, prejudiced, or biased person
designate

des ig nate

Syn. (v.) name, signify, denote, nominate, choose
(v.) to indicate, point out; to appoint; (adj.) selected but not yet installed
enigma

e nig ma

Syn. riddle, mystery, puzzle, conundrum
(n.) someone or something that is extremely puzzling; that which cannot be understood or eplained
gloat

gloat

Syn. relish, revel in, crow over

Ant. regret, bemoan, mourn, feel chagrined
(v.) to look at or think about with great intensity and satisfaction; to take great personal joy in
global

glo bal

Syn. worldwide, universal, widespread

Ant. local, regional, provincial
(adj.) of, relating to, or involving the entire world; comprehensive
illusion

il lu sion

Syn. delusion, fantasy, deception

Ant. reality, truth, actuality
(n.) a false idea; something that one seems to see or to be aware of that really does not exist
infuriate

in fur i ate

Syn. provoke, incense, madden

Ant. calm, soothe, pacify, please
(v.) to make very angry, enrage
motivate

mo ti vate

Syn. spur on, encourage, prompt, goad

Ant. discourage, dissuade, disincline
(n.) to provide with a reason for doing; to push on to some goal or course of action
pacifist

pac i fist

Syn. (n.) peacemaker, dove

Ant. (n.) warmonger
(n.) one who is against war or the use of violence; (adj.) opposing war or violence
queue

queue

Syn. (n.) column, file, row, line

Ant. (n.) disorganized crowd
(n.) a line of people waiting for something (such as a bus or the opening of a store); (v.) to form such a line
restrict

re strict

Syn. hold back, limit

Ant. open up, enlarge, expand
(v.) to keep within set limits; to confine
sage

sage

Syn. (adj.) sagacious; (n.) philosopher, Solomon

Ant. (adj.) foolish, unwise; (n.) fool, dunce
(adj.) wise; (n.) a very wise person
slake

slake

Syn. quench, gratify, sate, ease, assauge

Ant. increase intensify, aggravate
(v.) to satisfy, relieve, or bring to an end
terrain

ter rain

Syn. ground, topography, territory
(n.) the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use; a field of knowledge
vocation

vo ca tion

Syn. career, pursuit

Ant. hobby, pastime, avocation
(n.) any trade, profession, or occupation; a sense of fitness or special calling for one's work
diversity

di ver si ty

Syn. dissimilarity

Ant. similarity, sameness, uniformity
(n.) difference, variety; a condition of having many different types or forms
waylay

way lay

Syn. entrap, ensnare
(v.) to lie in wait for and attack, ambush
vow

vow

Syn. (n.) word of honor; (v.) pledge
(n.) a solemn or sacred promise or pledge; (v.) to declare or promise in a solemn way
wither

with er

Syn. shrivel, droop, shame, abash

Ant. bloom, flower, flourish, burgeon
(v.) to dry up, wilt, sag; to cause someone to feel ashamed, humiliated, or very small