Vocab 10-12

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Vocab 10-12
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  1. (v) to accept without protest; to agree or submit
    Acquiesce

    • Syn: comply with, consent
    • Ant: resist, protest
  2. (v) to entice, tempt; to be attractive to
    (n) a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm
    Allure

    • Syn: (v) beguile, tantalize; (n) temptation, enticement
    • Ant: (v) repel, turn off; (n) repellent
  3. (adj, adv) twisted to one side, crooked; disapprovingly
    Askew

    • Syn: awry, lopsided
    • Ant: straight, symmetrical
  4. (adj) cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned
    Blithe

    • Syn: carefree, nonchalant
    • Ant: glum, morose
  5. (adj) quarrelsome, inclined to argue
    Contentious

    • Syn: argumentative, combative
    • Ant: agreeable, pacific
  6. (n) an unsuitable or misleading name
    Misnomer

    • Syn: misnaming, malapropism
    • Ant: None
  7. (v) to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend
    Profess

    • Syn: declare, proclaim
    • Ant: disclaim, repudiate
  8. (n) a period of relief or rest
    Respite

    • Syn: intermission, breather
    • Ant: None
  9. (n) a repayment; a deserved punishment
    Retribution

    • Syn: recompense, requital
    • Ant: None
  10. (adj) winding, having many curves; lithe and flexible
    Sinuous

    • Syn: twisting, supple
    • Ant: direct, stiff
  11. (adj) full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style
    Sonorous

    • Syn: resonant,  resounding
    • Ant: harsh, grating
  12. (n) the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field
    Vanguard

    • Syn: forefront, trailblazers
    • Ant: rear guard, stragglers
  13. (n) a wasteful person, spendthrift; a good-for-nothing
    Wastrel

    • Syn: loafer, idler
    • Ant: skinflint, miser
  14. (v) to desire something belonging to another
    Covet

    • Syn: crave, hunger for
    • Ant: despise, scorn
  15. (adj) discouraged, dejected, downcast
    Crestfallen

    • Syn: despondent, disconsolate
    • Ant: cheerful, elated
  16. (adj) rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder
    Disheveled

    • Syn: untidy, unkempt
    • Ant: neat, well-groomed
  17. (n) one who advocates, speaks for, explains, or interprets; math - the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised
    Exponent

    • Syn: defender, champion
    • Ant: critic, detractor
  18. (adj) given to much talking, tediously chatty
    Garrulous

    • Syn: talkative, long-winded
    • Ant: reserved, mum
  19. (adj) incapable of being overcome
    Insuperable

    • Syn: invincible, insurmountable
    • Ant: surmountable, conquerable
  20. (adj) to be regretted or pitied
    Lamentable

    • Syn: regrettable, distressing
    • Ant: praiseworthy, commendable
  21. (v) to refer to casually or indirectly
    Allude

    • Syn: suggest, hint at
    • Ant: None
  22. (adj) supernaturally perceptive
    (n) one who possesses extrasensory powers, seer
    Clairvoyant

    • Syn: insightful, discerning
    • Ant: dense, blind
  23. (adj) serving to settle an issue; final
    Conclusive

    • Syn: decisive, convincing
    • Ant: unsettled, indefinite
  24. (adj) not respectable, not esteemed
    Disreputable

    • Syn: disgraceful, shady
    • Ant: honest, respectable
  25. (adj) native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field
    Endemic

    • Syn: indigenous, restricted to
    • Ant: alien, foreign
  26. (adj) worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model
    Exemplary

    • Syn: praiseworthy, illustrative
    • Ant: infamous, scandalous
  27. (v) to understand, get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of
    (n) a measure of depth in water
    Fathom

    • Syn: grasp, comprehend
    • Ant: None
  28. (n) treacherous cunning, deceit
    Guile

    • Syn: trickery, duplicity
    • Ant: plain dealing, candor
  29. (n) honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness
    Integrity

    • Syn: rectitude, probity
    • Ant: dishonesty, corruption
  30. (n) a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook
    Itinerary

    • Syn: schedule, program
    • Ant: None
  31. (v) to interpret wrongly, mistake the meaning of
    Misconstrue

    • Syn: misjudge, misinterpret
    • Ant: None
  32. (adj) highly offensive, arousing strong dislike
    Obnoxious

    • Syn: disagreeable, hateful
    • Ant: agreeable, pleasing
  33. (v) to appease, soothe, pacify
    Placate

    • Syn: allay, satisfy
    • Ant: provoke, annoy
  34. (adj) calm, peaceful
    Placid

    • Syn: tranquil, quiet
    • Ant: agitated, turbulent
  35. (n) passing off or using one's own the writing (or other material) of another person
    Plagiarism

    • Syn: piracy, theft
    • Ant: None
  36. (adj) powerful; highly affective
    Potent

    • Syn: mighty, forceful
    • Ant: weak, powerless
  37. (n) a false reason. deceptive excuse
    Pretext

    • Syn: pretense, cover story
    • Ant: None
  38. (v) to stick out, thrust forth
    Protrude

    • Syn: jut out, bulge
    • Ant: None
  39. (adj) harsh, unrelieved, desolate
    (adv) utterly
    Stark

    • Syn: bleak, downright
    • Ant: bright, cheerful
  40. (adj) on or near the surface; concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface , shallow
    Superficial

    • Syn: skin-deep, insubstantial
    • Ant: profound, thorough

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