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1

abduct

(v) to kidnap

Synonyms: seize, snatch

 

2

ambiguous

(adj) not clear; having two or more possible meanings

Synonyms: vague, uncertain, unclear, equivocal

Antonyms: obvious, plain, clear, unequivocal

3

balk

(v) to stop short and refuse to go on

(n) (in baseball) an illegal motion made by the pitcher

Synonym (v) resist, hesitate, block

4

compact

(adj) closely and firmly packed together; small

(v) to squeeze together

(n) an agreement; a small case containing a mirror and face powder; a small car

Synonyms: (adj) dense (v) compress

Antonyms: (adj) oversize, enormous, humongous, bulky 

5

confer

(v) to talk over and exchange opinions; to present as a gift, favor, or honor

Synonyms: deliberate, award, bestow

Antonyms: withdraw, take away, withhold, deny

6

earmark

(v) to set aside for a special purpose; to mark an animal's ear for identification

(n) an identifying mark or feature

Synonyms: (v) reserve

(n) trait, attribute

7

frigid

(adj) extremely cold, lacking in warmth or feeling

Synonyms: freezing, unresponsive

Antonyms: hot, balmy, warm, friendly

8

implement

(n) an instrument or tool

(v) to put into effect

Synonyms: (n) device, utensil

(v) fulfill, accomplish, achieve, apply, carry out

9

incalculable

(adj) too great to be counted; unpredictable; uncertain

Synonyms: countless, measureless

Antonyms: measurable, countable, predictable

10

indisputable

(adj) beyond question or argument; definitely true

Synonyms: irrefutable, undeniable, incontestable

Antonyms: questionable, debatable, arguable

11

intensive

(adj) thorough, deep; showing great effort; concentrated

Synonyms: exhaustive

Antonyms: relaxed, easygoing, laid-back

12

maneuver

(n) a planned movement; a skillfull plan; a scheme

(v) to perorm or carry out such a planned movement

Synonyms: (n) move, tactic

(v) guide, manipulate 

13

sabotage

(n) an action taken to destroy something or to prevent it from working properly

(v) to take destructive action

Synonyms: vandalize, cripple, destroy

14

scant

(adj) not enough; barely enough; marked by a small amount

Synonyms: inadequate, meager, skimpy, bare

Antonyms: abundant, plentiful, profuse, excessive

15

stealthy

(adj) done in a way so as not to be seen or observed; sneaky; underhanded

Synonyms: sly, furtive

Antonyms: open, direct, forthright

16

strapping

(adj) tall, strong, and healthy

Synonyms: sturdy, husky, brawny, athletic, hefty

Antonyms: weak, frail, fragile, delicate, puny

17

strident

(adj) harsh, shrill; unpleasant sounding

Synonyms: piercing, grating

Antonyms: mellow, soothing, musical

18

thrive

(v) to grow vigorously; to grow in wealth and possessions

Synonyms: flourish, blossom, prosper

Antonyms: wither, die, fade, fall

19

titanic

(adj) of enormous size, strength, power, or scope

Synonyms: gigantic, huge, mighty, immense

Antonyms: tiny, miniature, pint-size

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valiant

(adj) possessing or acting with bravery or boldness

Synonyms: brave, bold. courageous, gallant, heroic

Antonyms: timid, cowardly, fainthearted, 'chicken'