Vocab Unit 4 (sophomore)

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Vocab Unit 4 (sophomore)
2012-01-04 15:06:47
Vocab Sophomore Semester

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  1. affiliated
    • (adj., part.) associated, connected
    • synonyms: attached, related, joined
    • antonyms: dissociated, unconnected
  2. ascerrtain
    • (v.) to find out
    • synonyms: discover, determine, establish
    • antonynms: (none)
  3. attainment
    • (n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
    • synonyms: achievement, fulfillment
    • antonyms: failure, defeat, frustration
  4. bequeath
    • (v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
    • synonyms: transmit, bestow, hand down
    • antonyms: (none)
  5. cogent
    • (adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
    • synonyms: persuasive, compelling
    • antonyms: weak, convincing, ineffective, irrelevant
  6. converge
    • (v.) to move foreward to one point, approach nearer together
    • synonyms: meet, unite, intersect, merge
    • antonyms: diverge, separate
  7. disperse
    • (v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
    • synonyms: break up, dispel
    • antonyms: collect, congregate, assemble, muster
  8. esteem
    • (v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgement
    • synonyms: (v.) respect, admire, honor, revere
    • antonyms: (v.) disdain, scorn; (n.) contempt
  9. expunge
    • (v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
    • synonyms: delete, efface, annihilate
    • antonyms: insert, mark, imprint, impress
  10. finite
    • (adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
    • synonyms: bounded, measurable
    • antonyms: unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal
  11. invulnerable
    • (adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
    • synonyms: impregnable, impervious, immune
    • antonyms: exposed, unprotected, defenseless
  12. malevolent
    • (adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
    • synonyms: malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
    • antonyms: kind, benevolent, compassionate
  13. nonchalant
    • (adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
    • synonyms: composed, unruffled, indifferent, blase (e w/accent)
    • antonyms: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed
  14. omniscient
    • (adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
    • synonyms: wise, all-knowing
    • antonyms: ignorant, unknowing
  15. panacea
    • (n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
    • synonyms: universal cure, easy solution
    • antonyms: (none)
  16. scrupulous
    • (adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
    • synonyms: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
    • antonyms: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
  17. skulk
    • (v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
    • synonyms:lurk, slink, prowl
    • antonyms: (none)
  18. supercilious
    • (adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
    • synonyms: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
    • antonyms: humble, meek, deferential, servile
  19. uncanny
    • (adj.) strange, mysterious, wierd, beyond explanation
    • synonyms: eerie, inexplicable, spooky
    • antonyms: (none)
  20. venial
    • (adj.) easily excused; pardonable
    • synonyms: excusable, forgivable
    • antonyms: inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable