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a vai la ble


Syn: obtainable, on hand
(adj.) ready to use, at hand


Ant: unobtainable, not to be had
cater

ca ter


Syn: pamper, indulge, gratify, provide
(v.) to satisfy the needs of, try to make things easy and pleasant; to supply food and service



Ant: frustrate, deny, refuse
customary

cus to mar y


Syn: regular, normal, traditional
(adj.) usual, expected, routine



Ant: strange, odd, unusual, untraditional
dissuade

diss uade


Syn: discourage, talk out of
(v.) to persuade not to do something


Ant: persuade, talk into
entrepreneur

en tre pre neur


Syn: businessperson, impresario
(n.) a person who starts up and takes on the risk of a business
firebrand

fi re brand


Syn: hothead, agitator, rabble-rouser
(n.) a piece of burning wood; a troublemaker, an extremely energetic or emotional person



Ant: peacemaker, pacifier, conciliator
hazard

haz ard


Syn: (n.) danger; (v.) venture
(n.) risk, peril; (v.) to expose to danger or harm; to gamble
homicide

hom i cide


Syn: manslaughter, murder
(n.) the killing of one person by another

Syn: manslaughter, murder
indifference

in diffe rence


Syn: apathy, unconcern
(n.) a lack of interest or concern


Ant: interest, concern, enthusiasm
indignant

in dig nant


Syn: offended, resentful, outraged, exasperated
(adj.) filled with resentment or anger over something unjust, unworthy, or mean


Ant: pleased, delighted, overjoyed, elated
indispensable

in di spen sa ble


Syn: essential, crucial, vital
(adj.) absolutely necessary, not to be neglected



Ant: unnecessary, nonessential
lubricate

lu bri cate


Syn: oil, grease
(v.) to apply oil or grease; to make smooth, slippery, or easier to use
mutual

mu tu al


Syn: two-sided, joint, shared, reciprocal
(adj.) shared, felt, or shown equally by two or more



Ant: one-sided, unilateral
pelt

pelt


Syn: bombard, shower, pepper
(v.) to throw a stream of things; to strike successively; to hurry
plague

plague


Syn: (n.) epidemic, pestilence; (v.) pester, vex
(n.) an easily spread disease causing a large number of deaths; a widespread evil; (v.) to annoy or bother


Ant: (n.) boon, blessing
poised

poised


Syn: (adj.) collected, self-confident, ready
(adj., part.) balanced, suspended; calm, controlled; ready for action


Ant: (adj.) nervous, tense
regime

re gime


Syn: administration, rule
(n.) a government in power; a form or system of rule or management; a period of rule
retard

re tard


Syn: slow down, restrain, impede
(v.) to make slow, delay, hold back



Ant: hasten, speed up
transparent

trans par ent


Syn: clear, translucent, obvious
(adj.) allowing light to pass through; easily recognized or understood; easily seen through or detected


Ant: frosted, sooty, smoky, unclear, indistinct
unscathed

un scathed


Syn: unhurt, sound, intact, unimpaired
(adj.) wholly unharmed, not injured



Ant: injured, damaged, harmed, hurt
Vocabulary Unit 2

6th Grade

Jon Sams
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