Vocabulary Unit 6 Level F

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Vocabulary Unit 6 Level F
2013-02-10 16:06:27
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Vocabulary Unit 6
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  1. Vicarious
    • (adj)
    • performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one person in place of another

    • Synonyms: surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand
    • Antonyms: real, actual, firsthand
  2. Transmute
    • (v)
    • to change from one nature, substance, or form to another

    • Synonyms: transform, convert, translate, metamorphose
    • Antonyms: maintain unchanged, preserve
  3. Transgress
    • (v)
    • to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law

    • Synonyms: overstep, exceed trespass, err
    • Antonyms: obey, toe the line
  4. Surreptitious
    • (adj)
    • stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made or accomplished by fraud

    • Synonyms: furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed
    • Antonyms: open, frank, aboveboard, overt
  5. Sinecure
    • (n
    • a position requiring little or no work, and easy job

    Synonym: "no-show" job, cushy job, "plum"
  6. Megalomania
    • (n)
    • a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess or reality

    • Synonym: delusions of grandeur
    • Antonyms: humility, modesty, self-abasement
  7. Insurgent
    • (n) and (adj
    • one who rebels or rises against authority; (adj) rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on

    • Synonyms: (adj) revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous
    • Antonyms: (adj) loyalist, loyal, faithful
  8. Immutable
    • (adj
    • not subject to change, constant

    • Synonyms: unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
    • Antonyms: Changeable, inconstant, variable, fickle
  9. Heinous
    • (adj)
    • very wicked, offensive, hateful

    • Synonyms: evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
    • Antonyms: excellent, wonderful, splendid
  10. Fetter
    • (n) and (v)
    • a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anything that confines or restrains; (v.) to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent

    • Synonyms: (n) bond, restraint;(v) bind, hamper
    • Antonyms: (v) free, liberate, emancipate
  11. Ennui
    • (n)
    • weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom

    • Synonyms: languor, world-weariness, listlessness
    • Antonyms: enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity
  12. Disabuse
    • (v)
    • to free from deception or error, to set right in ideas or thinking

    • Synonyms: undeceive, enlighten, set straight
    • Antonyms: deceive, delude, pull wool over one's eyes
  13. Demagogue
    • (n)
    • a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

    Synonyms: rabble-rouser, firebrand
  14. Contrive
    • (v)
    • to plan with ingenuity, invent; to bring about as the result of a scheme or plan

    Synonyms: think up, devise, concoct, fabricate
  15. Castigate
    • (v)
    • to punish severely; to criticize severely

    • Synonyms: chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
    • Antonyms: reward, honor, praise, laud
  16. Cajole
    • (v)
    • to coax, persuade though flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises

    • Synonyms: wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
    • Antonyms: coerce, force, strong-arm
  17. Brusque
    • (adj)
    • abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

    • Synonyms: curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
    • Antonyms: gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic
  18. Bizarre
    • (adj)         
    • extremely strange, unusual, atypical

    • Synonyms: grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
    • Antonyms: normal,typical, ordinary, expected
  19. Aspersion
    • (n)
    • a damaging or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming

    • Synonyms: innuendo, calumny, denigration
    • Antonyms: endorsement, testimonial, praise
  20. Anomalous
    • (adj)
    • abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

    • Synonyms: exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant
    • Antonyms: normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary