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available
adj ready for use, at hand
a vai' la ble
syn. obtainable, on hand
ant. unobtainable
cater
v to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant, to supply food and service
ca' ter
syn. pamper, indulge, gratify, provide
ant, frusterate, deny, refuse
customary
adj. usual, expected, routine
cus' to mar y
syn regular, normal
ant. strange, odd unusual
dissuade
v to persuade not to do some thing diss wade'
syn discourage, talk out of
ant persuade
entrepreneur
n person who starts and takes on risks of a business
en tre pre neur'
syn businessperson, imprsario
firebrand
n burning wood, trouble maker, energetic or emotional person fi' re brand
syn hothead, agitator, rabble rouser
ant. peace maker, pacifier, conciliator
hazard
n risk, peril v) to expose to danger or harm, gamble
haz'ard
syn. danger v) venture
homicide
n) the killing of one person by another hom' i side
syn. manslaughter, murder
indifference
n lack of interst or concern
in diff' erence
syn apathy, unconcern
ant interest, concern enthusiasm
indignant
adj filled w/ resentment or anger over something unjust , unworthy, or mean
in dig' nant
syn offended resentful out raged exasperated
ant please delighted overjoyd elated
indispensable
adj absolutely necessary, not to be neglected
in di spen' sa ble
syn essential, crucial, vital
ant unnecessary, nonessential
lubricate
v to apply oil or grease: to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use lu' bri cate
syn oil grease
mutual
adj. shared felt or shown equally by two or more
mu' tu al
syn two sided, joit, shared, reciprocal
ant onesided, unilateral
pelt
v to throw a stream of things: to strike successively: to hurry
syn bombardard, shower, pepper
plague
n) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil v)to annoy or bother
syn epidemic, pestilence v) pester, vex
ant n) boon, blessing
poised
adj., participle) balanced, suspended,: calm controlled: ready for action
syn collected, self-confident, ready
ant nervous, tense
regime
n a govt in power; a form or system of rule or management, period of rule
re gime'
syn administration, rule
retard
v to make slow, delay, hold back re tard'
syn slow down , restrain, impede
ant hasten speed up
transparent
adj allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or detected; easily seen through or detected
trans par' ent
syn clear, translucent, obvious
ant hasten, speed up
unscathed
adj wholey unharmed, not injured un scathed'
syn unhurt, sound, intact, unimpared
ant injured, damged, harmed, hurt
alliance
n a joining togethr for some common purpose a lli' ance
syn pact, leaue, coalition
ant rift, split
bewilder
v to puzzle completely, confuse be wil' der
syn baffle, perplex
ant set straight, enlighten
buffoon
n a clown, a coarse, stupid person bu ffoon'
syn jester, fool
controversial
adj arousing argument, dispute, or disagreement
con tro ver' sial
syn arguable, debatable
dishearten
v to discourage dis heart' en
syn dismay, demoralize, dispirit
ant encourage, hearten
fruitless
adj not producing the desired results, un succesful
fruit' less
syn useless vain unproductive futile
ant productive productive effective
hostile
adj unfriendly unfavorable, warlike, aggressive hos'tile
ant friendly cordial peaceful
inflammable
adj easily set on fire, easily angered or aroused
inflammable
syn combustible, flammable, excitable
ant fireproof fireproof fire resistant calm
inflict
v to give or cause something unpleasant, impose
in flict'
syn deal out, visit upon
antsuffer undergo, sustain
malignant
adj deadly extremely harmful, evil, spiteful, malicous ma lig' nant
syn lethal, wicked
antwholesome, beneficial, benign
mortify
v to hurt someones feelings deeply, to cause embarrassment or humiliation
mort' i fy
syn humiliate, abash
orthodox
adj adj in agreement with established or generally accepted belief or ways of doing things or' tho dox
syn traditional, standard customary
ant unusual, unconventional, heretical
procure
v to obtain thruogh special effort, to bring out
pro cure'
syn gain acquire achieve
scurry
v to run quickly, scamper, hurry scu' rry
syn rush dash scramble
ant trudge plod creep crawl
sodden
adj soaked w/ liquid or moisture, dull, listless
sodd' en syn drenched saturated
ant parched arid
spirited
adj full of life and vigor, courages spir' i ted
syn livelygallant
ant lifeless dull lackluster
virtual
adj hving a certain force or effect in fact but not in name, so close as to be equivalent to the real thing
vir' tu al
syn funtioning as equivalent to
void
adj, n, completely empty, no legal force or effect vto cancel or nullify
syninvalid vacant bare
ant in effect, teeming w/ v confirm
wayward
adj disobedient willful unpredictable caprcious
way' ward
syn perverse
ant docile well behave predictable
wince
v to draw back suddenly
syn flinch shudder recoil