Vocabulary 14

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  1. Alacrity;
    • A cheerful readiness; brisk and eager action.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Promptness
    • -Willingness
    • -Dispatch
    • -Celerity

    • Antonyms;
    • -Reluctance
    • -Unwillingness
    • -Hesitancy
  2. Alleviate;
    • To relieve, make more bearable.
    • Syonyms;
    • -Lessen
    • -Lighten
    • -Allay
    • -Mitigate
    • -Assuage
  3. Antithesis;
    • The direct opposite, a sharp contrast.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Contrary
    • -Antipode
  4. Appall;
    • To fill with dismay or horror.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Shock
    • -Stupefy
    • -Stun
    • -Horrify

    • Antonyms;
    • -Please
    • -Cheer
    • -Gladden
    • -Elate
    • -Exhilarate
  5. Bellicose;
    • Warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Aggressive
    • -Combative
    • -Belligerent

    • Antonyms;
    • -Amicable
    • -Peaceable
    • -Conciliatory
    • -Pacific
  6. Disparage;
    • To belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue.
    • Synonyms;
    • -degrade
    • -decry
    • -Rundown
    • -Underrate

    • Antonyms;
    • -Praise
    • -Extol
    • -Laud
    • -Plug
  7. Dissonant;
    • Not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Grating
    • -Strident
    • -Unmelodious
    • -Irreconcilable

    • Antonyms;
    • -Harmonious
    • -Agreeing
    • -Euphonious
  8. Droll;
    • Amusingly odd.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Comical
    • -Humorous
    • -Whimsical
    • -Zany

    • Antonyms;
    • -Humorless
    • -Solemn
    • -Dour
  9. Edict;
    • An order issued by someone in authority.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Command
    • -Decree
    • -Proclamation
  10. Elucidate;
    • To clarify, explain.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Interpret
    • -Expound
    • -Explicate

    • Antonyms;
    • -Obscure
    • -Becloud
    • -Muddy
    • -Obfuscate
  11. Laud;
    • To praise.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Hail
    • -Extol
    • -Glorify
    • -Exalt

    • Antonyms;
    • -Criticize
    • -Censure
    • -Belittle
    • -Disparage
  12. Loll;
    • To act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Loaf
    • -Loiter
    • -Sag
    • -Dangle
  13. Loquacious;
    • Talkative, wordy; fond of talking.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Gossipy
    • -Voluble
    • -Garrulous
    • -Long-Winded

    • Antonyms;
    • -Silent
    • -Reticent
    • -Closemouthed
    • -Terse
    • -Taciturn
  14. Magnanimous;
    • Generous in forgiving, above small meanness.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Unselfish
    • -Charitable Noble
    • -Bighearted

    • Antonyms;
    • -Petty
    • -Selfish
    • -Unforgiving
    • -Spiteful
  15. Mandatory;
    • Required, obligatory.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Compulsory
    • -Requisite
    • -Imperative

    • Antonyms;
    • -Optional
    • -Voluntary
    • -Discretionary
  16. Nondescript;
    • Ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Plain
    • -Unremarkable
    • -Unimpressive

    • Antonyms;
    • -Distinctive
    • -Remarkable
    • -Vivid
    • -Prepossessing
  17. Phlegmatic;
    • Slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Lethargic
    • -Indolent
    • -Torpid
    • -Stolid
    • -Impassive

    • Antonyms;
    • -Emotional
    • -Sensitive
    • -Thin-Skinned
    • -Excitable
  18. Rescind;
    • To repeal, cancel.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Withdraw
    • -Revoke
    • -Retract
    • -Annul
    • -Abrogate

    • Antonyms;
    • -Affairm
    • -Endorse
    • -Uphold
    • -Ratify
  19. Vivacious.
    • Lively, sprightly, full of energy.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Spirited
    • -Animated
    • -Ebulllient

    • Antonyms;
    • -Dull
    • -Spiritless
    • -Listless
    • -Indolent
    • -Languid
  20. Whet;
    • To sharpen, put an edge on; to make keen or eager.
    • Synonyms;
    • -Hone
    • -Excite
    • -Stimulate

    • Antonyms;
    • -Dull
    • -Blunt
    • -Deaden
    • -Stifle
    • -Dampen

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