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  1. Vocabulary Workshop Unit 15 Level D

  2. Avert • (v.) to turn aside, turn away; to prevent, avoid • Synonym: stop, deflect, ward off, preclude • Antonym: invite, induce, provoke, cause

  3. Combatant • (n.) a fighter; (adj.) engaged in fighting • Synonym: (n.) soldier, warrior; (adj.) hostile, battling • Antonym: (n.) civilian; (adj.) peaceful, neutral

  4. Dormant • (adj.) inactive; in a state of suspension; sleeping • Synonym: resting, still, quiescent • Antonym: awake, active, lively, productive

  5. Legion • (n.) a large military force; any large group or number; (adj.) many, numerous • Synonym: (n.) multitude, host, throng, division, regiment • Antonym: (n.) squad, platoon; (adj.) few, sparse


  6. Plaintiff • (n.) one who begins a lawsuit • Synonym: complainant, accuser • Antonym: defendant, accused

  7. Probe • (v.) to examine, investigate thoroughly; (n.) an investigation; a device used to explore or examine • Synonym: (v.) explore, scrutinize; (n.) inquiry, detector • Antonym: (v.) conceal, hide; (n.) cover-up, whitewash

  8. Protract • (v.) to draw out or lengthen in space or time • Synonym: prolong, extend, elongate, spin out • Antonym: contract, compress, concentrate

  9. Quarry • (v.) to cut or take from (or as if from) a quarry; (n.) a place from which stone is taken; something that is hunted or pursued • Synonym: (n.) prey, game, victim, pit, mine • Antonym: (n.) hunter, predator, pursuer

  10. Spurn • (v.) to refuse with scorn, disdain • Synonym: turn down, reject, decline, snub • Antonym: accept, welcome, great

  11. Subterfuge • (n.) an excuse or trick for escaping or hiding something • Synonym: dodge, blind, ruse, deception