Vocabulary Activity 14

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Vocabulary Activity 14
2012-02-02 23:48:30
Vocabulary Activity 14

Vocabulary Activity 14
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  1. frenetic
    • (adj.) frenzied frantic, highly agitated
    • Synonyms: overwrought, highly agitated
    • Antonyms: calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely
  2. disaray
    • (n.) disorder, confusion
    • (v.) to throw into disorder
    • Synonyms: (n.) disorganization (v.) dishevel, mess up
    • Antonyms: (n.) organization, order
  3. atrophy
    • (n.) any progressive decline or failure (body organs or tissue)
    • (v.) to waste away
    • Synonyms: (n.) degeneration, deterioration (v.) wither
    • Antonyms: (n.) growth, development (v.) mature
  4. asserate
    • (v.) to affirm earnestly and with emphasis
    • Synonyms: to aver, a vow, affirm, avouch
    • Antonyms: to deny, repundiate, pick up
  5. gleam
    • to gather bit by bit, to gather small quantities of grain left in a field by the reapers
    • Synonyms: collect, cull, pick up
  6. consummate
    • (adj.) complete or perfect in the highest degree
    • (v.) to bring to a state of completion or perfection
    • Synonyms: (adj.) masterful (v.) clinch, conclude
    • Antonyms: (v.) launch, iniciate, begin, kick off
  7. grouse
    • (n.) type of game bird; a complaint
    • (v.) to complain, grumble
    • Synonyms: (v.) gripe, kvetch, bellyache
  8. bastion
    • (n.) a fortified place, stronghold
    • Synonyms: citadel, rampart, bulwark, parapet
  9. exigency
    • (n. often plural) urgency, pressure; urgent demand, pressing need, an emergency
    • Synonyms: requireement, crisis
  10. flotsam
    • (n.) floating debris; homeless, impoverished people
    • Synonyms: floating wreckage
  11. concord
    • (n.) a state of agreement, harmony, a treaty
    • Synonyms: agreement, unanimiti, a poct, covenant
    • Antonyms: strife, discord, disagreement
  12. prepossedding
    • (adj.) pleasing, tending to create a favorable impression
    • Synonyms: winsome, engaging, captivating
    • Antonyms: repellent, repulsive, distasteful
  13. recumbent
    • (adj.) in a reclinging position, lying down, in the posture of sleeping or resting
    • Synonyms: prone, prostrate, supine, inactive
    • Antonyms: erect, upright, energetic, dynamic
  14. inncarcerate
    • (v.) to imprison, confine, jail
    • Synonyms: to imprison, jail, intern, immune
    • Antonyms: to berate, release, free
  15. ludicrous
    • (adj.) ridiculous, laughable, absurd
    • Synonyms: risible, preposterous
    • Antonyms: heartrending, poignant, pathetic
  16. mordant
    • (adj.) biting or caustic in thought, manner, or style; sharply or bitterly harsh
    • Synonyms: acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic
    • Antonyms: bland, mild, gentle, soothing
  17. pusillanimous
    • (adj.) contemptible, cowardly or mean-spirited
    • Synonyms: cowardly, craven, lity-livered
    • Antonyms: stouthearted, corageous, daring
  18. nettle
    • (n.) a prickly or stinging plant
    • (v.) to arouse displeasure, impatience or anger, to vex or irritate severely
    • Synonyms: (v.) peeve, annoy, incense, gsil, irk
    • Antonyms: (v.) please, delight, soothe, pacify
  19. stratagen
    • (n.) a scheme to outwit or deceive an opponent or to gain an end
    • Synonyms: use, trick, ploy, subterfuge
  20. incumbent
    • (adj.) obligatory, required
    • (n.) one who holds a specific office at the time spoken of
    • Synonyms: (adj.) mandatory, necessary
    • Antonyms: optional, unnecessary
  21. pecuniary
    • (adj.) consisting of or measured in money; of or related to money
    • Synonyms: monetary, financial
  22. jocular
    • (adj.) humorous, jesting, jolly, joking
    • Synonyms: waggish, facetious, droll, witty
    • Antonyms: humorless, solemn, grave, earnest, grim