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36 Cards in this Set

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ameliorate
(verb)
become better; make better; improve
ant. worsen
amelioration
(noun)
improvement
conserve
(verb)
keep from waste, loss, or decay; save
ant. waste
conservation
(noun)
prezervation from loss, injury or waste.
convervationist
(noun)
one who advocates the conservation of natural resources
detriment
(noun)
injury, damage, or something that causes it disadvantage
ant. advantage
detrimental
(adj.)
harmful; damaging
exotic
(adj.)
introduced from another country; foregin
ant. native
folly
(noun)
lack of good sense; foolish action or undertaking
ant. wisdom
formerly
(adj.)
in an earlier period; previously
ant. now
former
(adj.)
preceding; previous
ant. latter
harmony
(noun)
peaceable or friendly relations; accord; agreement; tranquility
ant. conflict; disharmony
harmonious
(adj.)
friendly; amicable
ignore
(verb)
refuse to take notice of; disregard
ant. heed
ignoramus
(noun)
ignorant, stupid person; dunce
impediment
(noun)
something that hinders or ostructs; hindrance; obstale
ant. aid
impede
(verb)
interfere with or slow the progree of; hinder; obstruct
indolent
(adj)
disposed to aviod exertion; lazy; idle; lethargic
ant. industrious
indolence
(noun)
indleness; laziness
intact
(adj)
untouched by anthing that damages or diminishes; left complete or entire; uninjured
ant. imperfect
invalid
(adj.)
not valid; having no force or effect; void
ant. valid
invalidate
(verb)
abolish; annul
invaild
(noun)
sickly or disadbled person
noncarcinogenic
(adj)
not producing or tending to produce, cancer
(carcinogenic)
parsimonious
(adj)
unduly sparing in the spending of money; stingy
ant. generous
parsimony
(noun)
stinginess; parsimoniousness
ant. generosity
raze
(verb)
destroy utterly by tearing down; demolish; level ot the ground ant. erect
reticent
(adj)
inclined to be silent or secretive; uncommunicative
ant. frank
reticence
(noun)
restraint in communicating
ant. freankness
retire
(verb)
withdraw from active duty or business ant. rise
retort
(verb)
answer; reply sharply or angrily
ant. ask
retort
(noun)
quick, witty or sharp reply;answer
subvert
(verb)
overturn or overthrow from the foundation; undermine
ant. uphold
subversion
(noun)
sabotage; undermining
tractable
(adj.)
easily led, taught, or controlled; yieling; docile
ant. unruly; intractable
tracability
(noun)
obedience