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20 Cards in this Set

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(e bam' e nat)

(v) to have an intense dislike or hatred for

Synonyms: loathe, abhor, despise, destest
Sntonyms: relish, savor, cherish, esteem
(e kel che ra' shen)

(n) the modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of antoher; the resultant blend

Synonyms: adaptation
(ad ven tish' es)

(adj) resulting from chance rather than from an inferent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital

Synonyms: extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous
Antonyms: essential, intrinsic, inherent, congenital
(e skrib')

(v) to assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute

Synonyms: impute, credit, attribute
(ser kyu' e tes)

(adj) roundabout, not direct

Synonyms: indirect, meandering, winding
Antonyms: straight, direct, as the crow flies
(ke miz' e rat)

(v) to sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress

Synonyms: feel sorry for, empathize
Antonyms: feel no sympathy for
(en join')

(v) to direct or order; to prescibe a course of action in an authoriative way; to prohibit

Synonyms: bid, charge, command, adjure
Antonyms: allow, permit
(ek' spe dit)

(v) to make easy, to cause to progress faster

Synonyms: accelerate, faciliatate, speed up
Antonyms: hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
(v) to make amends; make up for; to avert

Synonyms: redeem, make ammends for, atone, make reparation
(fer' ment)

(n) a state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence

Synonyms: commotion, turmoil, unrest
Antonyms: peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
(in ed ver' tent)

(adj) resulting from or maked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental

Synonyms: accidental, unconsidered
Antonyms: deliberate, intentional, premeditated
(nam' e nel)

(adj) existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously

Synonyms: titular, token, trifling, inconsequential
Antonyms: real, actual, exorbitant, excessive
(nan ke mit' el)

(adj) not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no

Synonyms: cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest
Antonyms: positive, definite, committed
(pek' yu lat)

(v) to steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use

Synonyms: embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
(pro kliv' e te)

(n) a natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior)

Synonyms: natural bent, penchant, propensity
Antonyms: inability or incapacity
(san frwa')

(n) composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstance

Synonyms: poise, self-assurance, equanimity
Antonyms: exictability, hysteria, flappability
(se dish' es)

(adj) resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government

Synonyms: mutinous, rebellious, subversive
Antonyms: supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
(ten' yu es)

(adj) thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported

Synonyms: flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy
Antonyms: stong, solid, substantial, valid
(vi tre al' ik)

(adj) bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid)

Synonyms: withering, acerbic, mordant
Antonyms: bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
(whed' el)

(v) to use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end

Synonyms: cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
Antonyms: coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm