Vocab Unit 8 (sophomore)

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Vocab Unit 8 (sophomore)
2012-01-31 19:40:50
Vocab Sophomore Semester

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  1. animosity
    • (n.) bitter dislike; bitter hostility
    • synonyms: enmity, rancor, antipathy
    • antonyms: affectiong, fondness, rapport, amity
  2. apathy
    • (n.) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
    • synonyms: indifference, disinterest, detachment
    • antonyms: enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, concern
  3. apprehensive
    • (adj.) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
    • synonyms: worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
    • antonyms: unworried, assured, confident, certain
  4. commend
    • (v.) to praise, excess approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
    • synonyms: applaud; entrust
    • antonyms: abhor, loathe
  5. compatible
    • (adj.) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
    • synonyms: harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
    • antonyms: mismatched, incongruous, antagonistic
  6. condolence
    • (n.) an expression of sympathy
    • synonyms: commiseration, solace, sympathy
    • antonyms: (none)
  7. consecrate
    • (v.) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
    • synonyms: devote, dedicate, sanctify
    • antonyms: desecrate, defile, profane, dishonor
  8. decrepit
    • (adj.) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
    • synonyms: infirm, broken-down, rickety, dilapidated
    • antonyms: vigorous, robust, sturdy
  9. deride
    • (v.) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
    • synonyms: mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at
    • antonyms: praise, extol, acclaim, applaur
  10. ingenuous
    • (adj.) innocent, simple; frank, sincere
    • synonyms: naive, artless, guileless, candid
    • antonyms: artful, crafty, worldly, sophisticated
  11. multifarious
    • (adj.) having great variety; numerous and diverse
    • synonyms: varied, manifold, heterogeneous
    • antonyms: unvaried, uniform, homogeneous
  12. obsolete
    • (adj.) out-of-date, no longer in use
    • synonyms: outmoded, antiquated, passe, old hat
    • antonyms: current, up-to-date, brand-new
  13. omnivorous
    • (adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
    • synonyms: all-devouring, voracious
    • antonyms: (none)
  14. parsimonious
    • (adj.) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
    • synonyms: frugal, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheap
    • antonyms: generous, openhanded
  15. quandary
    • (n.) a state of perplexity or doubt
    • synonyms: confusion, dilemma, predicament
    • antonyms: (none)
  16. recalcitrant
    • (adj.) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
    • synonyms: unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery
    • antonyms: obedient, docile, cooperative, compliant
  17. reprisal
    • (n.) an injury done in return for injury
    • synonyms: retaliation, revenge, retribution
    • antonyms: (none)
  18. revel
    • (v.) to take great pleasure in; (n.) a wild celebration
    • synonyms: (v.) relish, savor, bask in, carouse
    • antonyms: (v.) abhor, loathe
  19. stultify
    • (v.) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
    • synonyms: smother, stifle, neutralize, negate
    • antonyms: arouse, excite, inspire, stimulate
  20. suave
    • (adj.) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
    • synonyms: sophisticated, urbane, polished
    • antonyms: crude, clumsy, unpolished, oafish, loutish