Vocab Unit 7,8,9 synonyms/antonyms

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  1. austere
    • S: unadorned, subdued, rigorous, puritanical
    • A: luxurious, mild, indulgent, flamboyant
  2. beneficent
    • S: charitable, humanitarian
    • A: selfish, cruel, harmful
  3. cadaverous
    • S: corpselike, ghastly, haggard, wasted, emaciated
    • A: robust rosy, the picture of health
  4. concoct
    S: create, fashion, rustle up
  5. crass
    • S: crude, tasteless, vulgar
    • A: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
  6. debase
    • S: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
    • A: elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
  7. desecrate
    • S: profane, defile, violate
    • A: honor, revere, venerate, consecrate
  8. disconcert
    • S: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
    • A: relax, calm, put at ease
  9. grandiose
    • S: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
    • A: simple, modest, unaffected, humble
  10. inconsequential
    • S: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
    • A: important, essential, crucial, vital
  11. infraction
    S: violation, transgression, breach, offense
  12. mitigate
    • S: lessen, alleviate, diminish, relieve
    • A: intensify, aggravate, irritate, exacerbate
  13. pillage
    S: ravage, sack, loot, booty
  14. prate
    • S: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber
    • A: come to the point, not waste words
  15. punctilious
    • S: precise, fussy, finicky, exacting
    • A: careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
  16. redoubtable
    • S: formidable, fearsome, awesome
    • A: laughable, contemptible, risible
  17. reprove
    • S: chide, chastise, reproach
    • A: praise, commend, pat on the back, laud
  18. restitution
    S: compensation, reimbursement, restoration
  19. stalwart
    • S: sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant, mainstay
    • A: weak infirm, irresolute, vacillating
  20. vulnerable
    • S: exposed, unguarded, defenseless
    • A: invincible, protected, safe, secure
  21. acrimonious
    • S: biting, caustic, hostile, peevish
    • A: gentle, warm, mild, friendly, cordial
  22. bovine
    • S: dull, slow, stupid
    • A: alert, sharp, bright, keen, quick
  23. consternation
    • S: shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay
    • A: calm, composure, aplomb
  24. corpulent
    • S: overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly
    • A: slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated
  25. disavow
    • S: disown, disclaim, retract
    • A: acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
  26. dispassionate
    • S: unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached
    • A: committed, engaged, partial, biased
  27. dissension
    • S: strife, discord, contention
    • A: agreement, accord, harmony
  28. dissipate
    • S: disperse, strew, diffuse, waste
    • A: gather, collect, conserve
  29. expurgate
    S: purge, censor
  30. gauntlet
    S: dare, provocation, trial, punishment
  31. hypothetical
    • S: assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
    • A: actual, real, tested, substantiated
  32. ignoble
    • S: inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
    • A: admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble
  33. impugn
    • S: challenge, deny, dispute, query, question
    • A: confirm, prove, verify, validate
  34. intemperate
    • S: excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
    • A: moderate, restrained, cool and collected
  35. odium
    • S: abhorrence, shame
    • A: esteem, admiration, approbation
  36. perfidy
    • S: betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
    • A: faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness
  37. relegate
    • S: transfer, consign, demote, exile
    • A: promote, elevate, advance, recall
  38. squeamish
    S: nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive
  39. subservient
    • S: secondary, servile, useful
    • A: primary, principal, bossy, domineering
  40. susceptible
    • S: vulnerable, receptive, impressionable
    • A: resistant, immune
  41. abate
    • S: diminish, decrease, subside, let up;
    • A: intensify, increase, magnify, wax
  42. adulation
    • S: adoration, idolization, hero-worship;
    • A: ridicule, derision, scorn, odium
  43. anathema
    • S: malediction, imprecation, abomination;
    • A: benediction, blessing
  44. astute
    • S: shrewd, acute, sagacious, judicious, wily;
    • A: obtuse, doltish, empty-headed, dumb
  45. avarice
    S: cupidity, rapacity, acquisitiveness
  46. culpable
    • S: guilty, delinquent, peccant, blameworthy;
    • A: blameless, innocent, laudable, meritorious
  47. dilatory
    • S: stalling, slow, tardy, laggard;
    • A: prompt, punctual, speedy, expeditious
  48. egregious
    • S: glaring, flagrant, blatant;
    • A: unnoticeable, paltry, piddling
  49. equivocate
    • S: to talk out of both sides of one's mouth, palter, hedge;
    • A: to speak one's mind plainly
  50. evanescent
    • S: ephermeral, transient, transitory;
    • A: everlasting, immortal, imperishable
  51. irresolute
    • S: indecisive, vacillating, wavering;
    • A: determined, decisive, unwavering
  52. nebulous
    • S: hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, vague, murky, opaque, indeterminate;
    • A: definite, distinct, clear, sharply focused
  53. novice
    • S: neophyte, tyro, trainee, apprentice;
    • A: veteran, past master, pro, expert
  54. pernury
    • S: destitution, want, indigence;
    • A: affluence, abundance, luxury, opulence
  55. pretentious
    • S: inflated, ostentatious, affected;
    • A: unassuming, unaffected, modest
  56. recapitulate
    S: review, summarize, sum up, go over
  57. resuscitate
    S: revitalize, reanimate, restore, reactivate
  58. slovenly
    • S: unkempt, slatternly, slipshod, lax;
    • A: neat, tidy, careful, meticulous
  59. supposition
    S: assumption, presumption, hypothesis
  60. torpid
    • S: sluggish, lethargic, otiose, languid;
    • A: energetic, dynamic, vigorous

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