Vocabulary Unit 3 1. allot (v.) to assign

Vocabulary Unit 3 1. allot (v.) to assign

Vocabulary Unit 3 1. allot (v.) to assign or distribute in shares or portions. Synonyms: apportion, parcel out, allocate 2. amass (v.) to bring together, collect, gather, especially for oneself; to come together, assemble. Synonyms: pile up, garner Antonyms: scatter, dissipate, squander, waste 3. audacious (adj.) bold, adventurous, recklessly daring Synonyms: enterprising, brave Anonyms: timid, cowardly 4. comply (v.) to yield to request or command Synonyms: consent, acquiesce Antonyms: reject, refuse, decline 5. devoid (adj.) not having or using, lacking Synonyms: wanting, bereft Antonyms: full, abounding

6. elite (n.) the choice part of a group of people or things; (adj.) superior Synonyms: cream of the crop, upper crust Antonyms: rank and file, dregs of society 7. grapple (n.) an iron hook, used to grab and hold; (v.) to come to grips with, wrestle or fight with Synonyms: (v.) tackle, confront, struggle with 8. incapacitate (v.) to deprive of strength or ability; to make legally ineligible Synonyms: Debilitate, paralyze, cripple Antonyms: rehabilitate, renew 9. instigate (v.) to urge on; to stir up, start, incite Antonyms: stop, quell, squelch, quash 10. longevity (n.) long life, long duration, length of life Antonyms: shortness, transience 11. myriad (adj.) in very great numbers; (n.) a very great number Synonym: (adj.) innumerable, countless Antonym: (adj.) few, scant, sparse

12. perspective (n.) a point of view or general standpoint from which different things are viewed, physically or mentally; the appearance to the eye of various objects at a given time, place, or distance. Synonym: viewpoint, sense of proportion 13. perturb (v.) to trouble, make uneasy; to disturb greatly; to throw into confusion. Synonym: upset, agitate, anger Antonym: delight, gladden, please 14. prodigious (adj.) immense; extraordinary in bulk, size, or degree. Synonym: gigantic, tremendous, astounding Antonym: puny, minuscule, insignificant 15. relevant (adj.) connected with or related to the matter at hand. Synonym: pertinent, germane, applicable Antonym: unconnected, extraneous 16. skittish (adj.) extremely nervous and easily frightened; shy or timid; extremely

cautions; unstable, undependable Synonym: jumpy, restive, capricious, fickle Antonym: bold, daring, reckless, cool, unflappable 17. tether (n.) a rope or chain used to fasten something to a fixed object; the outer limit of strength or resources; (v.) to fasten with a rope or chain Synonym: (v.) tie up, chain up, leash Antonym: (v.) untie, let loose 18. unison (n.) a sounding together; agreement or accord Synonym: harmony, concord, assent 19. vie (v.) to compete; to strive for victory or superiority Synonym: contend, rival 20. willful (adj.) stubbornly self-willed; done on purpose, deliberate Synonym: headstrong, obstinate, premeditated Antonym: docile, obedient, tractable

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