Vocab Unit 13 (sophomore)

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  1. antipathy
    • (n.) a strong dislike, hostlie feeling
    • synonyms: hostility, enmity, aversion, bad blood
    • antonyms: attraction, appeal, allure, sympathy
  2. applicable
    • (adj.) capable of being applied; relevant, suitable
    • synonyms: appropriate, fit, apt, apposite
    • antonyms: inappropriate, unsuitable, irrelevant
  3. asset
    • (n.) something of value; a resource; an advantage
    • synonyms: property, possession, holding, endowment
    • antonyms: drawback, handicap, liability
  4. beset
    • (v.) to attack from all sides; to surround, hem in; (adj., part.) harassed, troubled; studded (as with jewels)
    • synonyms: (v.) assail, harass, badger, pester, torment
    • antonyms: (none)
  5. compassion
    • (n.) sympathy for another's hurting; pity
    • synonyms: concern, commiseration, empathy
    • antonyms: indifference, callousness, heartlessness
  6. decorum
    • (n.) proper behavior, good taste; orderliness
    • synonyms: seemliness, good form, propriety
    • antonyms: impropriety, bad form, bad taste
  7. duress
    • (n.) compulsion by threat; forcible confinement
    • synonyms: intimidation, coercion
    • antonyms: persuasion, coaxing, sweet talk, cajolery
  8. exuberant
    • (adj.) high-spirited, enthusiastic, unrestrained; excessive, abundant
    • synonyms: lively, ebullient, irrepressible, lavish
    • antonyms: depressed, despondent, sulky, restrained
  9. facsimile
    • (n.) an exact copy
    • synonyms: replica, duplicate, reproduction, clone
    • antonyms: variation, modification, permutation
  10. imbibe
    • (v.) to drink; to take in, absorb
    • synonyms: swallow, gulp, quaff, assimilate, digest
    • antonyms: eject, emit, expel, discharge
  11. implacable
    • (adj.) not to be satisfied or pacified; unyielding
    • synonyms: relentless, inexorable, unappeasable
    • antonyms: lenient, indulgent, permissive, flexible
  12. infinitesimal
    • (adj.) so small as to be almost immeasurable; minute
    • synonyms: tiny, miniscule, microscopic, unnoticeable
    • antonyms: vast, immense, huge, infinite
  13. innocuous
    • (adj.) harmless, inoffensive; insignificant
    • synonyms: feeble, impotent, unobjectionable, insipid
    • antonyms: harmful, dangerous, pernicious, toxic, virulent
  14. militate
    • (v.) to have effect or force on or against someone or something, fight against
    • synonyms: counter, oppose, work against
  15. patent
    • (n.) exclusive rights over an invention; copyright; (v.) to arrange or obtain such rights; (adj.) plain, open to view; copyrighted
    • synonyms: (n) exclusive license; (adj.) evident
    • antonyms: (adj.) unconcealed, hidden, secret, clandestine
  16. prowess
    • (n.) distinguished bravery; superior skill or ability
    • synonyms: valor, courage, heroism, mastery, proficiency
    • antonyms: cowardice, incompetence, ineptitude
  17. sedate
    • (adj.) quiet, settled, sober; (v.) to administer a tranquilizer
    • synonyms: (adj.) unruffled, composed, coll and collected
    • antonyms: (adj.) loud, brash, flashy, flamboyant, garish, flighty
  18. stentorian
    • (adj.) extremely loud
    • synonyms: thundering, booming, deafening, earsplitting
    • antonyms: hushed, inaudible, whispered, mute
  19. stipulate
    • (v.) to arrange specifically; to require as a condition of agreement
    • synonyms: specify, contract, provide for
    • antonyms: (none)
  20. ultimatum
    • (n.) a final proposal or statement of conditions
    • synonyms: final terms
    • antonyms: (none)
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Vocab Unit 13 (sophomore)
2012-04-13 17:27:35
Vocab Sophomore Semester

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