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abate

uh BAYT
to reduce in intensity or amount

The flood waters abated.
decrease, diminish, dwindle, ebb, lessen, reduce, wane
abet

uh BET
to encourage or to assist (usually an offense against justice or law

To aid and abet the enemy is a crime.
foment, incite, instigate
afoot

uh FOOT
developing or in the process of happening

The eclipse of the sun caused him to think something bizarre was afoot.
flaccid

FLAK sid
lacking vigor or force, yielding to pressure

He was not very effective because of his flaccid leadership.
flabby
autocrat

AW toe krat
a person with unlimited influence and authority

The people wanted to overthrow the autocrat.
formidable

FORE meh duh bul
menacing, causing fear or awe

The boxer was a formidable opponent.
opposite of harmless

innumerable

in NOOM er uh ble
too many to be numbered

The stars are innumerable.
many, numberless, countless

pg. 18

venerable

VEN uh rate
to honor, to revere

I did not always agree with my teacher, but I venerate her memory.
adore, worship
sluggards

SLUG gard
a person who is lazy

Fire him, he is a sluggard
opposite of energetic

unobtrusively

un ob TRUE siv
not noticeable, inconspicuous

He was a very unobtrusive guest.
opposite of obvious
protuberance

pro TOO buh runs
the stage of bulging beyond the surrounding area
projection

mundane

mun DANE
ordinary, commonplace

I need to take care of these mundane matters before we can play.
opposite of unusual

piety

PIE eh tee
devotion and reverence to God

The man was noted for his piety and devotion to his church.
flourish

FLUH rish
to thrive, to grow well

The company flourished after the new boss.
indolent

IN duh lunt
laziness

The hot weather encourages indolence.
slothfulness
abate

uh BAYT
to reduce in intensity or amount

The flood waters abated.
decrease, diminish, dwindle, ebb, lessen, reduce, wane
abet

uh BET
to encourage or to assist (usually an offense against justice or law

To aid and abet the enemy is a crime.
foment, incite, instigate
afoot

uh FOOT
developing or in the process of happening

The eclipse of the sun caused him to think something bizarre was afoot.
flaccid

FLAK sid
lacking vigor or force, yielding to pressure

He was not very effective because of his flaccid leadership.
flabby
autocrat

AW toe krat
a person with unlimited influence and authority

The people wanted to overthrow the autocrat.
formidable

FORE meh duh bul
menacing, causing fear or awe

The boxer was a formidable opponent.
opposite of harmless

innumerable

in NOOM er uh ble
too many to be numbered

The stars are innumerable.
many, numberless, countless

pg. 18

venerable

VEN uh rate
to honor, to revere

I did not always agree with my teacher, but I venerate her memory.
adore, worship
sluggards

SLUG gard
a person who is lazy

Fire him, he is a sluggard
opposite of energetic

unobtrusively

un ob TRUE siv
not noticeable, inconspicuous

He was a very unobtrusive guest.
opposite of obvious
protuberance

pro TOO buh runs
the stage of bulging beyond the surrounding area
projection

mundane

mun DANE
ordinary, commonplace

I need to take care of these mundane matters before we can play.
opposite of unusual

piety

PIE eh tee
devotion and reverence to God

The man was noted for his piety and devotion to his church.
flourish

FLUH rish
to thrive, to grow well

The company flourished after the new boss.
indolent

IN duh lunt
laziness

The hot weather encourages indolence.
slothfulness
nonchalance

ono shuh LAWNS
indifference, a showing of little interest

He took the news of his failing grade with nonchalance.
cherubic

Chuh ROO bic
innocent, wholesome, angelic

The cherubic expression on his face hid his guilt.
elate

e LATE
to fill with joy or pride

We were elated when we discovered we could go to Six Flags.
prodigal

PROD uh gul
wasteful, a person given to extravagance

The prodigal son lost his inheritance.
lavish, lush, lusuriant
translucence

trans LOO suns
the quality of allowing passage of light but not a clear view
transparency