Remember the Vocab.

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Remember the Vocab.
2011-12-23 21:30:11
C3 remember vocab

Unit 4, 5, and 6
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  1. Affable
    • (adj.) courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to
    • (synonyms: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial)
    • (Antonyms: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable.)
  2. Aggrandize
    • (V) to increase in greatness power, or wealth; to bild up or intensify; to make appear greater.
    • (Synonyms; augment, amplify, enhance, exalt.)
    • (Antonyms: reduce, decrease, diminish)
  3. Amorphous
    • (adj.) Shapeless, without definite formL of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion.
    • (Synonymsl formless unstrucured, nebulous, inchoate)
    • Antonyms; definite well-defined, clear-cut)
  4. Aura
    • (n.) That which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality
    • (synonyms: Ambience, atmosphere)
  5. Contraband
    • (n.) illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj.) illega , prohibitied
    • ( synonyms: illicit, bootleg, unlawful)
    • (Antonyms: (adj.) legal, lawful, licit)
  6. Erudite
    • (Adj;) Scholarly, learned, bookish, pediantic.
    • (synonyms: profoundly educated, well-read)
    • (antonyms: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate)
  7. Gossamer
    • (adj.) thin, light, delicate, insustantial; (n.) a very thin, light cloth.
    • (Synonyms: (adj) filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauz)
    • Antonyms (adj) thick, dense, solid, massive.
  8. Infer
    • (v) to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thoughtl to hint, suggest, imply.
    • (Synonyms: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate)
  9. Inscrutable
    • (adj) incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically
    • (Synonyms: impentetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic.)
    • (Antonyms: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable)
  10. Insular
    • (adj) realting to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience
    • (synonyms: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable.)
    • (Antonyms; reversible, changeable)
  11. irrevocable
    • (adj) incapable of being changed or called back
    • (synonyms: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable)
    • (Antonyms: reversible, changeable)
  12. Propensity
    • (n) a natural inclination or predilection towards
    • (synonyms; natural bent, proclivity, penchant)
    • (Antonyms: Natural incapacity or inability)
  13. Querulous
    • (adj) Peevish, complaining, fretful
    • (Synonyms: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable)
    • (Antonyms: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid)
  14. remonstrate
    • (V) to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to
    • (synonyms: reason against, expostulate)
  15. Repudiate
    • (V) to disown, reject, or deny the validity of
    • (Synonyms: disavow, abjure, renounce)
    • (Antonyms: avow, affirm, aver, avouch)
  16. Resilient
    • (adj) avle to return to an orginal shape or form; able to recover quickly
    • (synonmsL springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy)
    • (Antonyms: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding)
  17. reverberate
    • (v) to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly
    • (Synonyms: rumble, thunder, boom, echo)
  18. Scurrilous
    • (adj) coarsely avusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed
    • (synonyms; oscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative)
    • (Antonyms: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified)
  19. Sedulous
    • (adj) persistent, showing industry and determination
    • (synonyms: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable)
    • (Antonyms: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose)
  20. Sleazy
    • (adj) thin or flimsy in texturel cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable
    • (Synonyms: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty)
    • (Antonyms: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy)
  21. Amnesty
    (n) a general pardon for an offense against a government; i general, any act of forgiveness or absolution
  22. Autonomy
    • (n) self-govenrmnt, political control
    • (Synonyms: home rule)
    • (Antonyms: dependence, supjection, cololial status)
  23. Axiomatic
    • (adj) self-evodent, expressing a universally accepted principle or rule
    • (synonyms: taken for granted)
    • (Antonyms: questionable, dvious, controversial)
  24. Blazon
    • (v) to adorn or embellish; to display conspicuously; to publishor proclaim widely
    • (Synonmys: broadcast, trumpet)
    • (Antonyms: hide, conceal, cover up, bury)
  25. Caveat
    • (n) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstnading or discourage behavior
    • (Synonyms: Admonition, word to the wise)
  26. Equitable
    • (adj) fair, just, embodying principles or justice
    • (Synonms: right, reasonable, evenhanded)
    • (Antonyms: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproprtionate)
  27. Extricate
    • (V) To free from entanglements or difficulties; to remove with effort.
    • (Synonyms: disentangle, extract, disengage)
    • (Antonyms: enmesh, entagle, involve)
  28. Filch
    • (V) to steal, expecially in a sneaky way and in petty amounts
    • (synonyms: pilfer, purloin, swipe)
  29. Flout
    • (V) to mock, treat with contempt
    • (Synonyms: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn)
    • (Antonyms: obey, honor, rever, uphold)
  30. Fractious
    • (Adj) tending to be troublesome; unruly, quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable
    • (Synonyms: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish)
    • (Antonyms: Docile, tractable, cooperatve)
  31. Precept
    • (n) a rule of conduct or action
    • (Synonyms: principle, maxim)
  32. Salutary
    • (adj) beneficial, helpful; healthful, wholesome.
    • (synonyms: salubrious, curative)
    • (antonyms: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious)
  33. Scathing
    • (adj) bitterly sevvere, withering; causing great harm
    • (Synonyms: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage)
    • (Antonms: Bland, mild)
  34. Scourge
    • (V) to whip, punish severely; (n)_ a cause of affliction or suffering; a source of sever punishment of criticism
    • (Synonyms: (V) flog, beat; (n) bane, plue, pesilence)
    • (Antonyms: (N) godsend, boon, blessing)