Vocabulary Activity 16

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Vocabulary Activity 16
2012-02-07 22:50:29
Vocabulary Activity 16

Vocabulary Activity 16
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  1. complicity
    • (n) involvement in wrong doing, the state of being an accomplice
    • Synonyms: connivance, collusion
    • Antonyms: lack of involvement or entanglement
  2. inane
    • (adj) silly, enpty of meaning or value
    • Synonyms: vapid, idiotic, moronic, fatuous
    • Antonyms: sensible, meaningful, profound
  3. agnostic
    • (n) one who believes that nothing is known about God; a skeptic
    • Synonyms: (n) doubter
    • Antonyms: (n) believer
  4. indictment
    • (n) the act of accusing; a formal accusation
    • Synonyms: charge, accusation
  5. equity
    • (n) the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment, something that is fair, the money value of a property above and beyond any mortgage or other claim
    • Synomyms: justice, fairness, impartiality
    • Antonyms: injustice, unfairness, bias, prejudice
  6. abject
    • (adj) degraded, wretched; base, contemptible cringing, servile; complete and unreliable
    • Synonyms: wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer, utter
    • Antonyms: lofty, noble, exalted
  7. diatribe
    • (n) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
    • Synonyms: harangue, tirade
    • Antonyms: panegyric, encomium, eulogy
  8. intermittent
    • (adj) stopping and beginning again, sporadic
    • Synonyms: fitful, spasmodic, random
    • Antonyms: continuous, uninterrupted
  9. derelict
    • (n) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected
    • (adj) left abandoned; neglectful of duty
    • Synonyms: (n) vagrant (adj) remiss, delinquent
    • Antonyms: (adj) punctillious, conscientious, scrupulous
  10. effigy
    • (n) a crude image of a despised person
    • Synonyms: figure, figurine, likeness
  11. indubitable
    • (adj) certain, not to be doubted or denied
    • Synonyms: unquestionable, indisputable
    • Antonyms: questionable, debatable, dubious
  12. travesty
    • (n) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation, a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex
    • (v) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
    • Synonyms: (n) burlesque, parody, caricature
  13. surveillance
    • (n) a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
    • Synonyms: abservation, scrutiny, monitoring
  14. meretricious
    • (adj) superficially attractive in a showy, cheap, or vulgar way; lacking sincerity, sham, spurious
    • Synonyms: sham, spurious, lawdry, gaudy
    • Antonyms: genuine, authentic, bona fide
  15. neophyte
    • (n) a new convert, beginner, novice
    • Synonyms: tenderfoot, tyro, rookie
    • Antonyms: veteran, past master, expert, pro
  16. sylvan
    • (adj) pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
    • Synonyms: forested, arcadian
  17. moot
    • (adj) open to discussion and debate, unresolved
    • (v) to bring up for discussion
    • (n) a hypothetical law case argued by students
    • Synonyms: (adj) debatable, questionable (v) broach
    • Antonyms: (adj) undebatable
  18. perspicacity
    • (n) keeness in observing and understanding
    • Synonyms: acuity, acumen, discernment
    • Antonyms: dullness, obtuseness
  19. testy
    • (adj) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation
    • Synonyms: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant
    • Antonyms: even-tempered, imperturable
  20. plenary
    • (adj) complete in all aspects or essentials, absolute; attended by all qualified members
    • Synonyms: unlimited, unrestricted
    • Antonyms: limited, restricted, imcomplete
  21. motif
    • (n) a principal idea or feature; a repeated dominant figure in a design
    • Synonyms: a theme, feature, element
  22. prestigious
    • (adj) having a highly favorable reputation, of high standing, commanding respect
    • Synonyms: acclaimed, celebrated, much-touted
    • Antonyms: unknown, obscure