Vocabulary Workshop Level G

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Vocabulary Workshop Level G
2012-02-09 22:29:07
Vocabulary Workshop Level New Edition Unit one

Unit 1
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  1. Acquisitive
    (adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring weath or property

    • SYNONYMS: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive
    • ANTONYMS: altruistic, unretentive
  2. Arrogate
    (v.) to claim or take without right

    • SYNONYMS: expropriate, usurp, commandeer
    • ANTONYMS: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon
  3. Banal
    (adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace

    • SYNONYMS: stale, insipid
    • ANTONYMS: fresh, novel, original, new
  4. Belabor
    (v.) to work on excessively; to thrash soundly

    SYNONYM: overwork
  5. Carping
    • (adj.) tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
    • (n.) petty, nagging criticism

    • SYNONYMS: (adj.) nit-picking, caviling
    • ANTONYMS: (adj.) approving, uncritical
  6. Coherent
    (adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensivle, meaningful

    • SYNONYMS: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive
    • ANTONYMS: muddled, chaotic, disjointed
  7. Congeal
    (v.) to chagne from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid

    • SYNONYMS: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify
    • ANTONYMS: melt, liquefy
  8. Emulate
    (v.) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model

    SYNONYMS: copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to
  9. Encomium
    (n.) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute

    • SYNONYMS: panegyric, eulogy, commendation
    • ANTONYMS: condemnation, castigation, criticism
  10. Eschew
    (v.) to avoid, shun, keep away from

    • SYNONYMS: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo
    • ANTONYMS: embrace, adopt
  11. Germane
    (adj.) relevant, appropraite, apropos, fitting

    • SYNONYM: pertinent
    • ANTONYMS: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate
  12. Insatiable
    (adj.) so great or demanding as not to be satisfied

    SYNONYMS: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious
  13. Intransigent
    (adj.) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable

    • SYNONYMS: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate
    • ANTONYMS: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
  14. Invidious
    (adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment

    • SYNONYMS: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative
    • ANTONYMS: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
  15. Largesse
    (n.) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions

    • SYNONYMS: liberality, munificence, bounty
    • ANTONYMS: stinginess, miserliness, niggardliess
  16. Reconnaissance
    (n.) a survey madef or military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspecitino or examination

    SYNONYM: scouting expedition
  17. Substantiate
    (v.) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to

    • SYNONYMS: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate
    • ANTONYMS: refute, disprove, invalidate
  18. Taciturn
    (adj.) habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little

    • SYNONYMS: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic
    • ANTONYMS: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose
  19. Temporize
    (v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise

    SYNONYMS: hedge, dillydaily, procrastination
  20. Tenable
    (adj.) capable of being held or defended

    • SYNONYMS: defensible, justifiable, maintainable
    • ANTONYMS: indefensible, unjustifiable