Vocabulary Level G Chapter 1.txt

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  1. acquisitive
    (adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information;concerned with acquiring wealth or property. Synonyms:greedy,grasping, avaricious, rententive Anytonyms:alturistic, unretentive
  2. arrogate
    (v.) to claim or take without right. Synonyms:expropriate, usurp, commandeer. Anytonyms: 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. Synonyms: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
    (abj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful. Synonyms:connected, unified, consistent, cohesive Antonyms:muddled, chaotic, disjointed
  7. congeal
    (v.) to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid. Synonyms:harden, jell, coagulate, solidify. Antonyms: melt, liquefy
  8. emulate
    (v.) to imitate the intent of equaling or surpassing the model. Synonyms:copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to.
  9. encomium
    (v.) 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.) relvant, appropriate, apropos, fitting Synonyms:pertinet 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 Anytonyms:lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding
  14. invidious
    (adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment. Synonyms:malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative Antonyms:complimentary, flattering, ameliorative
  15. largesses
    (n.) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions. Synonyms:liberality, munificence, bounty Antonyms:stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness
  16. reconnaissance
    (n.) a survery made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination. Synonyms:scouting expedition
  17. substantiate
    (v.) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to. Synonyms:tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic Antonyms:garrulous, loquscious, prolix, verbose
  18. temporize
    (v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise Synonyms:hedge, dillydally, procrastinate
  19. tenable
    • (adj.) capable of being held or defended
    • synonyms:defensible, justifiable, maintainable Antonyms:indefensible, unjustifiable.

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