Vocabulary Level F Unit 4

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Vocabulary Level F Unit 4
2013-01-16 22:15:57
Vocab Level Unit

Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms, and Parts of Speech for Unit 4
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  1. Sleazy
    • (adj)
    • thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethically low, mean, or disreputable

    Synonyms: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty

    Antonyms: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy
  2. Sedulous
    • (adj)
    • persistent, showing industry and determination

    Synonyms: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable

    Antonyms: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose
  3. Scurrilous
    • (adj)
    • coarsely abusive, vulgar or low, foul-mouthed

    Synonyms: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative

    Antonyms: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified
  4. Reverberate
    • (v)
    • to re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly

    Synonyms: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
  5. Resilient
    • (adj)
    • able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly

    Synonyms: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy

    Antonyms: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding
  6. Repudiate
    • (v)
    • to disown, reject, or deny the validity of

    Synonyms: disavow, abjure, renounce

    Antonyms: avow, affirm, aver, avouch
  7. Remonstrate
    • (v)
    • to argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to

    Synonyms: reason against, expostulate
  8. Querulous
    • (adj)
    • peevish, complaining, fretful

    Synonyms: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable

    Antonyms: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid
  9. Propensity
    • (n)
    • a natural inclination or predilection toward

    Synonyms: natural bent, proclivity, penchant

    Anotnyms: natural incapacity or inability
  10. Irrevocable
    • (adj)
    • incapable of being changed or called back

    Synonyms: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable

    Antonyms: reversible, changeable
  11. Insular
    • (adj)
    • relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience

    Synonyms: narrow-minded, parochial, provincial

    Antonyms: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal
  12. Inscrutable
    • (adj)
    • incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically

    Synonyms: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic

    Antonyms: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable
  13. Infer
    • (v)
    • to find out by reasoning; to arrive at a conclusion on the basis of thought; to hint, suggest, imply

    Synonyms: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate
  14. Gossamer
    • (adj)
    • thin, light, delicate, insubstantial; (n) a very thin, light cloth

    Synonyms: filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy

    Antonyms: thick, dense, solid, massive
  15. Erudite
    • (adj)
    • scholary, learned, bookish, pedantic

    Synonyms: profoundly educated, well-read

    Antonyms: ifnorant, uneducated, illiterate
  16. Contraband
    • (n)
    • illegal traffic, smuggled goods; (adj) illegal, prohibited

    Synonyms: Illicit, Bootleg, unlawful

    Antonyms: Legal, Lawful, Licit
  17. Aura
    • (n)
    • that which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality

    Synonyms: Ambience, Atmosphere
  18. Amorphous
    • (adj)
    • shapless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion

    Synonyms: Formless, Unstructured, Nebulous, Inchoate

    Antonyms: Definite, well-defined, clear-cut
  19. Aggrandize
    • (v)
    • to increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater

    Synonyms: Augment, Amplify, Enhance, Exalt

    Antonyms: Reduce, Decrease, Diminish
  20. Affable
    • (adj)
    • courteous and pleasant,sociable, easy to speak to

    Synonyms: Genial, Amicable, Agreeable, Cordial

    Antonyms: Surly, Cantankerous, Dour, Inhospitable