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Vocab Words
2011-12-13 20:18:51

Vocab 1-7
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  1. Adulterate
    to corrupt; make worse by the addition of something of lesser value

    • syn: contaminate, pollute
    • ant: purify
  2. Ambidextrous
    able to use both hands equally well; very skillful; deceitful, hypocritical

    • syn: versatile
    • ant: clumsy
  3. Augment
    to make larger, increase

    • syn: enlarge
    • ant: decrease
  4. Bereft
    deprived of; made unhappy through a loss

    • syn: bereaved
    • ant: well provided
  5. Deploy
    to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

    syn: station, organize
  6. Dour
    stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored

    • syn: harsh
    • ant: cheery
  7. Fortitude
    courage in facing difficulties

    • syn: resolve, steadfastness
    • ant: timidity
  8. Gape
    to stare with an open mouth; to open the mouth wide; to open wide

    syn: gawk, ogle
  9. Gibe
    to utter taunting words; an expression of scorn

    • syn: ridicule
    • ant: compliment
  10. Guise
    an external appearance, cover, mask

    syn: costume
  11. Insidious
    intended to deceive or entrap; sly, treacherous

    • syn: cunning, underhanded
    • ant: frank
  12. Intimation
    a hint, indirect suggestion

    syn: clue
  13. Opulent
    wealthy, luxurious; ample; grandoise

    • syn: rich
    • ant: destitute
  14. Pliable
    easily bent, flexible; easily influenced

    • syn: supple
    • ant: rigid
  15. Reiterate
    to say again, repeat

    syn: restate
  16. Stolid
    not easily moved mentally or emotionally; dull, unresponsive

    • syn: impassive
    • ant: emotional
  17. Tenative
    experimental in nature; uncertain, hesitant

    • syn: inconclusive
    • ant: definite
  18. Unkempt
    not combed; untidy; not properly maintained; inpolished, rude

    • syn: sloppy
    • ant: tidy
  19. Verbatim
    word for word; exactly as written or spoken

    • syn: exact
    • ant: paraphrased
  20. Warily
    cautiously, with great care

    • syn: carefully
    • ant: recklessly
  21. Adroit
    skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind

    • syn: clever
    • ant: clumsy
  22. Amicable
    peaceable, friendly

    • syn: congenial
    • ant: hostile
  23. Averse
    having a deep-seated distaste; opposed; unwilling

    • syn: loath
    • ant: keen
  24. Belligerent
    given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; one at war, one engaged in war

    • syn: assertive
    • ant: peaceful
  25. Benevolent
    kindly, charitable

    • syn: well-meaning
    • ant: malicious
  26. Cursory
    hasty, not thorough

    • syn: quick
    • ant: thorough
  27. Duplicity
    treachery, deceitfulness

    syn: fraud
  28. Extol
    to praise extravagantly

    • syn: glorify
    • ant: criticize
  29. Feasible
    possible, able to be done

    • syn: workable
    • ant: impractical
  30. Grimace
    a wry face, facial distortion; to make a wry face

    • syn: pained expression
    • ant: smile
  31. Holocaust
    a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering

    syn: annihilation
  32. Impervious
    not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance

    • syn: impenetrable
    • ant: vulnerable
  33. Impetus
    a moving force, impulse, stimulous

    • syn: incentive
    • ant: constraint
  34. Jeopardy

    • syn: risk
    • ant: safety
  35. Meticulous
    extremely careful; particular about details

    • syn: painstaking
    • ant: careless
  36. Nostalgia
    a longing for something past; homesickness

    syn: homesickness
  37. Quintessence
    the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example

    syn: exemplar
  38. Retrogress
    to move backward; to return to an earlier condition

    • syn: decline
    • ant: advance
  39. Scrutinize
    to examine closely

    • syn: inspect
    • ant: skim
  40. Tepid
    lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest

    • syn: halfhearted
    • ant: heated
  41. Adversary
    an enemy, opponent

    • syn: rival
    • ant: ally
  42. Alienate
    to turn away; to make indifferent or hostile; to transfer, convey

    • syn: estrange
    • ant: befriend
  43. Artifice
    a skillful or ingenious device; a clever trick; a clever skill; trickery

    syn: ruse
  44. Coerce
    to compel, force

    • syn: intimidate
    • ant: persuade
  45. Craven
    cowardly; a coward

    • syn: fearful
    • ant: brave
  46. Culinary
    of or related to cooking or the kitchen
  47. Delete
    to erase, wipe out, cut out

    • syn: remove
    • ant: insert
  48. Demise
    a death, especially of a person in a lofty position

    • syn: decease
    • ant: birth
  49. Exhilerate
    to enliven, cheer, give spirit or liveliness to

    • syn: excite
    • ant: discourage
  50. Fallow
    plowed but not seeded; inactive; reddish-yellow; land left unseeded; to plow but not seed

    • syn: unproductive
    • ant: fertile
  51. Harass
    to disturb, worry; to trouble bt repeated attacks

    syn: annoy
  52. Inclement
    stormy, harsh; severe in attitude or action

    • syn: blustery
    • ant: gentle
  53. Muse
    to think about in a dreamy way, ponder

    syn: meditate
  54. Negligible
    so unimportant that it can be disregarded

    • syn: trivial
    • ant: significant
  55. Perpetuate
    to make permanent ro long lasting

    • syn: continue
    • ant: abolish
  56. Precedent
    an example that may serve as a basis for imitaion or later action

    syn: guide
  57. Punitive
    inflicting or aiming at punishment

    syn: penalizing
  58. Redress
    to set right, remedy; relief from wrong or injury

    syn: correct
  59. Sojourn
    a temporary stay; to stay for a time

    syn: visit
  60. Urbane
    refined in manner or style, suave

    • syn: elegant
    • ant: crude
  61. Affiliated
    associated, connected

    • syn: attached
    • ant: dissociated
  62. Ascertain
    to find out

    syn: discover
  63. Attainment
    an accomplishment, the act of achieving

    • syn: achievement
    • ant: failure
  64. Bequeath
    to give or pass on as an inheritance

    syn: hand down
  65. Cogent
    forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point

    • syn: persuasive
    • ant: unconvincing
  66. Converge
    to move toward one point, approach nearer together

    • syn: merge
    • ant: separate
  67. Disperse
    to scatter, spread far and wide

    • syn: dispel
    • ant: collect
  68. Esteem
    to regard highly; a highly favorable opinon or judgement

    • syn: respect
    • ant: contempt
  69. Expunge
    to erase, obliterate, destroy

    • syn: delete
    • ant: insert
  70. Finite
    having limits; lasting for a limited time

    • syn: bounded
    • ant: unlimited
  71. Invulnerable
    not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack

    • syn: impervious
    • ant: unprotected
  72. Malevolent
    spiteful, showing ill will

    • syn: wicked
    • ant: kind
  73. Nonchalant
    cool and confident; unconcerned

    • syn: composed
    • ant: agitated
  74. Omniscient
    knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding

    • syn: all-knowing
    • ant: unknowing
  75. Panacea
    a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems

    syn: universal cure
  76. Scrupulous
    exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled

    • syn: meticulous
    • ant: careless
  77. Skulk
    to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding

    syn: lurk
  78. Supercilious
    proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority

    • syn: snobbish
    • ant: humble
  79. Uncanny
    strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation

    syn: eerie
  80. Venial
    easily excused; pardonable

    • syn: excusable
    • ant: unforgivable
  81. Altruistic
    unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others

    • syn: selfless
    • ant: selfish
  82. Assent
    to express agreement; agreement

    • syn: consent
    • ant: disagree
  83. Benefactor
    one who does good to others

    • syn: humanitarian
    • ant: malefactor
  84. Chivalrous
    marked by honor, courtesy, and courage; knightly

    • syn: gallant
    • ant: crude
  85. Clemency
    mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness

    • syn: leniency
    • ant: harshness
  86. Dearth
    a lack, scarcity; inadequate supply; a famine

    • syn: insufficiency
    • ant: surplus
  87. Diffident
    shy, lacking self-confidence; modest, reserved

    • syn: timid
    • ant: bold
  88. Discrepancy
    a difference; a lack of agreement

    • syn: inconsistency
    • ant: agreement
  89. Embark
    to go abroad; to make a start; to invest

    syn: commence
  90. Facile
    easily done or attained; superficial; ready, fluent, easily shown but not sincerely felt

    • syn: effortless
    • ant: awkward
  91. Indomitable
    unconquerable, refusing to yield

    • syn: invincible
    • ant: surrendering
  92. Infallible
    free from error; absolutely dependable

    • syn: certain
    • ant: imperfect
  93. Plod
    to walk heavily or slowly; to work slowly

    • syn: trudge
    • ant: skip
  94. Pungent
    causing a sharp sensation; stinging, biting

    • syn: spicy
    • ant: bland
  95. Remiss
    neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless

    • syn: slack
    • ant: dutiful
  96. Repose
    to rest; lie; place; relaxation, peace of mind, calmness

    • syn: sleep
    • ant: exertion
  97. Termerity
    rashness, boldness

    • syn: recklessness
    • ant: timidity
  98. Truculent
    fierce or cruel; aggressive; deadly, destructive; sacthingly harsh

    • syn: brutal
    • ant: gentle
  99. Unfeigned
    sincere, real, without pretense

    • syn: genuine
    • ant: insincere
  100. Virulent
    extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful

    • syn: venomous
    • ant: harmless
  101. Accede
    to yield to; to assume an office or dignity

    • syn: consent
    • ant: balk at
  102. Brandish
    to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion

    syn: swing
  103. Comprise
    to include or contain; to be made up of

    • syn: compose
    • ant: exclude
  104. Deft
    skillful, nimble

    • syn: adroit
    • ant: clumsy
  105. Destitute
    deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in

    • syn: impoverished
    • ant: rich
  106. Explicit
    definite, clearly stated

    • syn: distinct
    • ant: vague
  107. Extirpate
    to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally

    • syn: uproot
    • ant: implant
  108. Inopportune
    coming at a bad time; not appropriate

    • syn: inconvenient
    • ant: timely
  109. Ironic
    suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic

    • syn: sarcastic
    • ant: straightforward
  110. Musty
    stale, moldy; out-of-date

    • syn: antiquated
    • ant: fresh
  111. Officious
    meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority

    • syn: prying
    • ant: reserved
  112. Ominous
    unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen

    • syn: threatening
    • ant: promising
  113. Pinnacle
    a high peak or point

    • syn: acme
    • ant: low point
  114. Premeditated
    considered beforehand, delibrately planned

    • syn: preplanned
    • ant: impromptu
  115. Rampant
    growing without check, running wild

    • syn: widespread
    • ant: controlled
  116. Solace
    comfort, relief; to comfort, console

    • syn: soothe
    • ant: aggravate
  117. Stately
    dignified, majestic

    • syn: magnificent
    • ant: lowly
  118. Supple
    bending easily, bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile

    • syn: flexible
    • ant: stiff
  119. Suppress
    to stop by force, put down

    • syn: crush
    • ant: incite
  120. Venal
    open to or marked by bribery or corruption

    • syn: dishonest
    • ant: honest
  121. Abhor
    to regard with horror or loathing; to hate deeply

    • syn: detest
    • ant: admire
  122. Amend
    to change in a formal way; to change for the better

    syn: modify
  123. Buffet
    to slap or cuff; to strike repeatedly; to drive or force with blows; to force one's way with difficulty; a slap, blow

    syn: slap
  124. Chaos
    great confusion, disorder

    • syn: turmoil
    • ant: order
  125. Commodious
    roomy, spacious

    • syn: comfortable
    • ant: cramped
  126. Corrosive
    eating away gradually; acidlike; bitterly sarcastic

    • syn: spiteful
    • ant: bland
  127. Discern
    to see clearly; recognize

    • syn: detect
    • ant: overlook
  128. Extant
    still existing; not exterminated, destroyed or lost

    • syn: surviving
    • ant: extinct
  129. Implicate
    to involve in; to connect with or be related to

    • syn: incriminate
    • ant: absolve
  130. Inter
    to bury; commit to the earth; to consign to oblivion

    ant: to unearth
  131. Martinet
    a strict disciplinarian; a sticker for the rules

    syn: taskmaster
  132. Obviate
    to anticipate and prevent; to remove, dispose of

    syn: ward off
  133. Renegade
    one who leaves a group; a deserter; outlaw; traitorous; unconventional, unorthodox

    • syn: turncoat
    • ant: patriot
  134. Reprehensible
    deserving blame or punishment

    • syn: blameworthy
    • ant: commendable
  135. Somber
    dark, gloomy; depressed or meancholy in spirit

    • syn: mournful
    • ant: lighthearted
  136. Squalid
    filthy, wretched, debased

    • syn: foul
    • ant: neat
  137. Turbulent
    disorderly, riotous, violent; stormy

    • syn: tumultuous
    • ant: calm
  138. Vociferous
    loud and noisy; compelling attention

    • syn: clamorous
    • ant: quiet
  139. Voluminous
    of great size; numerous; writing or speaking at great length

    • syn: massive
    • ant: brief
  140. Waive
    to do without, give up voluntarily; to put of temporarily, defer

    • syn: decline
    • ant: accept