Vocab Unit 10 (sophomore)

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Vocab Unit 10 (sophomore)
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  1. acquiesce
    • (v.) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
    • synonyms: comply with, accede, consent, yield
    • antonyms: resist, protest
  2. allure
    • (v.) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to; (n.) a strong-attraction; the power to attract, charm
    • synonyms: (v.) beguile, tantalize; (n.) temptation, enticement
    • antonyms: (v.) repel, turn off; (n.) repellent
  3. askew
    • (adj.,adv.) twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
    • synonyms: awry, lopsided, cockeyed
    • antonyms: straight, symmetrical
  4. blithe
    • (adj.) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
    • synonyms: carefree, nonchalant, indifferent
    • antonyms: glum, morose, despondent, depressed
  5. contentious
    • (adj.) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
    • synonyms: argumentative, disputatious, combative
    • antonyms: agreeable, amiable, affable, pacific
  6. covet
    • (v.) to desire something belonging to another
    • synonyms: crave, yearn for, hunger for
    • antonyms: disdain, scorn, despise
  7. crestfallen
    • (adj.) discouraged, dejected, downcast
    • synonyms: despondent, disconsolate
    • antonyms: elated, cheerful, self -satisfied, cocky
  8. disheveled
    • (adj.) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
    • synonyms: untidy, disarranged, tousled, unkempt
    • antonyms: tidy, neat, orderly, well - groomed
  9. exponent
    • (n.) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; (math) the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised
    • synonyms: defender, champion, interpreter
    • antonyms: critic, adversary, faultfinder, detractor
  10. garrulous
    • (adj.) given to much talking, tediously chatty
    • synonyms: talkative, loquacious, long - winded
    • antonyms: reticent, mum, taciturn, laconic, reserved
  11. insuperable
    • (adj.) incapable of being overcome
    • synonyms: invincible, insurmountable
    • antonyms: surmountable, conquerable
  12. lamentable
    • (adj.) to be regretted or pitied
    • synonyms: deplorable, regrettable, distressing
    • antonyms: praiseworthy, commendable, laudable
  13. misnomer
    • (n.) an unsuitable or misleading name
    • synonyms: misnaming, malapropism
    • antonyms: (none)
  14. profess
    • (v.) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
    • synonyms: assert, declare, proclaim, purport
    • antonyms: disclaim, disavow, repudiate
  15. respite
    • (n.) a period of relief or rest
    • synonyms: interval, intermission, lull, breather
    • antonyms: (none)
  16. retribution
    • (n.) a repayment; a deserved punishment
    • synonyms: recompense, requital, just deserts
    • antonyms: (none)
  17. sinuous
    • (adj.) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
    • synonyms: twisting, convoluted, serpentine, supple
    • antonyms: direct, straight, unbending, stiff, rigid
  18. sonorous
    • (adj.) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
    • synonyms: resonant, resounding, grandiloquent
    • antonyms: tinny, reedy, harsh, grating
  19. vanguard
    • (n.) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
    • synonyms: forefront, cutting edge, trailblazers
    • antonyms: rear guard, stragglers, laggards
  20. wastrel
    • (n.) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good - for - nothing
    • synonyms: loafer, idler, squanderer, profligate
    • antonyms: skinflint, tightwad, miser

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