Unit 6 Vocabulary Words

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atone
synonyms: expiate, make amends for
bondage
synonyms: servitude, captivity, subjection, dependence
antonyms: freedom, liberty, independence
credible
synonyms: plausible, acceptable, likely, believable
antonyms: unbelievable, implausible, improbable
defray
synonyms: settle, bear the cost, foot the bill
diligent
synonyms: assiduous, sedulous, industrious
antonyms: lazy, indolent, cursory, perfunctory
doleful
synonyms: sorrowful, mournful, melancholy, dolorous
antonyms: cheerful, blithe, jaunty, buoyant
ghastly
synonyms: dreadful, appalling, gruesome, grisly
antonyms: pleasant, agreeable, attractive, delightful
hamper
synonyms: hinder, obstruct, impede, inhibit
antonyms: facilitate, ease, smooth the way
hew
synonyms: chop, hack, fell, adhere, conform
impoverished
synonyms: poverty-stricken, destitute, indigent
antonyms: rich, wealthy, affluent, prosperous
incessant
synonyms: ceaseless, constant, uninterrupted
antonyms: occasional, sporadic, intermittent
intricate
synonyms: complex, convoluted
antonyms: simple, uninvolved, uncomplicated
lucid
synonyms: limpid, intelligible
antonyms: murky, muddy, obscure, unintelligible
posthumous
synonyms: postmortem
antonyms: prenatal
prim
synonyms: fussy, fastidious, squeamish
antonyms: dowdy, frumpy, sloppy, untidy, loose, lax
sardonic
synonyms: caustic, mordant, acerbic, wry
antonyms: bland, mild, saccharine, good-natured
superfluous
synonyms: surplus, supererogatory
antonyms: necessary, essential, vital, indispensable
supplant
synonyms: replace, displace, oust
taunt
synonyms: ridicule, deride
antonyms: cheer, applaud, acclaim
tenacious
synonyms: obstinate, stubborn, dogged
antonyms: yielding, weak, gentle, lax, slack
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