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1

avenge

(v) to get revenge for, get even for, settle a score; to punish someone or get satisfaction for a wrong or injury
Synonyms: retaliate

2

cede

(v) to give up, surrender; to hand over to another
Synonyms: yield, deliver up, transfer

3

deluge

(n) a great flood; a heavy fall of rain; anything that comes in vast quantity (like a flood)
(v) to flood
Synonyms: swamp, inundate
Antonyms: trickle, dribble

4

discretion

(n) good judgement; care in speech and action; freedom to judge or choose
Synonyms: prudence, tact, discrimination

5

giddy

(adj) dizzy; light-headed; lacking seriousness
Synonyms: faint, frivolous, flighty
Antonyms: levelheaded, serious, earnest, sober

6

impact

(n) the striking of one object against another; the shock caused by a collision
(v) to affect, especially forcefully
Synonyms: (n) collision, blow, effect

7

intimidate

(v) to make timid or frighten by threats; to use fear to get someone to do (or not to do) something
Synonyms: bully

8

liberate

(v) to free from bondage or domination; to release
Synonyms: untie, unshackle
Antonyms: imprison, fetter, shackle, bind

9

logical

(adj) reasonable, making use of reason and good sense
Synonyms: rational, sensible
Antonyms: absurd, ridiculous, unsound, preposterous

10

misrepresent

(v) to give a falase or untrue idea
Synonyms: distort, falsify, exaggerate

11

optional

(adj) left to one's own choice; not required
Synonyms: voluntary, elective, discretionary
Antonyms: required, mandatory, compulsory

12

outright

(adj) complete, instanteous; without reservation
(adv) completely, instanteously
Synonyms: (adj) total, out-and-out, (adv) utterly, instantly
Antonyms: (adj) partial, incomplete (adv) by degrees

13

rendezvous

(v) to meet in accordance with a plan
(n) a meeting by agreement; a meeting place
Synonyms: appointment, date

14

rotund

(adj) rounded and plump; full or rich in sound
Synonyms: round, plump, chubby, portly
Antnonyms: thin, angular, lean, lanky, skinny, gaunt

15

saunter

(v) to stroll, walk in an easy, leisurely way
(n) a stroll
Synonyms: (v) ramble, amble, (n) promenade
Antonyms: (v) speed, race, hurry, dash, scurry, rush

16

sluggsh

(adj) lazy, slow-moving; not active, dull
Synonyms: unhurried, leisurely
Antonyms: active, energetic, lively, rapid

17

subordinate

(adj) lower in rank or position, secondary
(n) one who is in a lower position
(v) to put in a lower position
Synonyms: (n) assisant, helper
Antonyms: (adj) superior, higher (n) chief, supervisor

18

tint

(n) a delicate color; a slight trace of something
(v) to give color to something, to dye
Synonyms: (n) shade, tone (v) color, stain
Antonyms: (v) bleach, whiten

19

variable

(adj) likely to undergo change
(n) a value or quantiey that changes; a symbol in math
Synonyms: (adj) fluctuating, shifting
Antonyms: (adj) constant, unchanging, steady

20

verge

(n) the point at which something begins to happen; a border
(v) to incline, tend toward, approach
Synonyms: (n) brink, threshold, edge