Vocab 8c

abut

to support, prop up
s: border on, bolster
a:---

attire

clothes
s:clothing
a:---

avail

to make use of; to take advantage of
s:---
a:---

crony

a very close friend, pal
s:---
a: enemy, rival

cryptic

puzzling
s:---
a: crystal clear, unambiguous

divergent

going in different directions; different from each other
s: not in agreement, different, unorthodox, unconventional
a: merging, intersecting, converging, orthodox, conventional

enmity

hatred, ill-will
s: hostility, animosity, antagonism
a: friendship, amity

fervent

very emotional, extremely hot
s: enthusiastic, ardent, burning, blazing, scorching
a: blas´┐Ż, apathetic, restrained, emotionless

gaunt

thin and bony, starved looking
s: lean, scrawny, lanky, all skin and bones
a: plump, chubby, stout, corpulent

infiltrate

to pass through or gain entrance to gradually
s: slip into, creep into, penetrate
a:---

nullify

to make of no value, wipe out
s: invalidate, annul
a: confirm, endorse, ratify, sanction

perceptible

capable of being grasped by the senses
s: noticeable, discernable, observable
a: invisible, unnoticeable, indiscernible,

plummet

plunge straight down, a weight fastened to a line
s: take a nosedive
a: soar, skyrocket

proclaim

to declare publicly
s: announce, promulgate
a: conceal, cover up

proxy

substitute; a written permission allowing one person to act in anthers place
s: deputy, representative
a:---

rankle

to cause anger, bitterness
s: irritate, vex, nettle, irk, gall
a: please, delight, gratify

scavenger

a person who collects or removes usable items from waste materials; an animal that feeds on refuse or dead bodies
s: rummager
a:---

stint

to limit, be sparing or frugal, fixed share of work, a period of activity
s: restrict, scrimp, economize
a:splurge, squander, lavish

stoical

self-controlled, not showing feeling in response to pleasure or pain
s: unresponsive, impassive
a: excitable, emotional, hotheaded

unflagging

tireless, continuing with vigor
s: steady, undiminished, unremitting
a: diminishing, drooping, sagging