sadlier oxford unit 6

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sadlier oxford unit 6
2013-12-03 03:01:52
english vocab
vocab words from unit 6
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  1. accede
    • (v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
    • SYNONYMS: consent, concur, comply, assent
    • ANTONYMS: demur, balk at
    • (ac cede')
  2. brandish
    • (v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
    • SYNONYMS: swing, shake
    • (bran' dish)
  3. comprise
    • (v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
    • SYNONYMS: compose, constitute, encompass
    • ANTONYM: exclude
    • (com prise')
  4. deft
    • (adj.) skillful, nimble
    • SYNONYMS: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
    • ANTONYMS: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
  5. destitute
    • (adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
    • SYNONYMS: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless
    • ANTONYMS: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
    • (des' ti tute)
  6. explicit
    • (adj.) definite, clearly stated
    • SYNONYMS: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
    • ANTONYMS: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit
    • (ex plic' it)
  7. extirpate
    • (v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
    • SYNONYMS: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
    • ANTONYMS: implant, sow, foster, nourish
    • (ex' tir pate)
  8. inopportune
    • (adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate
    • SYNONYMS: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable
    • ANTONYMS: timely, convenient, felicitous, opportune
    • (in opp or tune')
  9. ironic
    • (adj.) suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
    • SYNONYMS: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
    • ANTONYMS: straightforward, unequivocal
    • (i ron' ic)
  10. musty
    • (adj.) stale, moldy; out of date
    • SYNONYMS: hackneyed, antiquated
    • ANTONYMS: fresh, sweet-smelling, up to date, brand new
    • (mus' ty)
  11. officious
    • (adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
    • SYNONYMS: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
    • ANTONYMS: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
    • (o ffic' ous)
  12. ominous
    • (adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen
    • SYNONYMS: unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous
    • ANTONYMS: propitious, auspicious, promising
    • (om' in ous)
  13. pinnacle
    • (n.) a high peak or point
    • SYNONYMS: apex, acme, summit, apogee
    • ANTONYMS: nadir, low point
    • (pinn' a cle)
  14. premeditated
    • (adj., part.) considered beforehand, deliberately planned
    • SYNONYMS: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged
    • ANTONYMS: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu
    • (pre med' i tat ed)
  15. rampant
    • (adj.) growing without check, running wild
    • SYNONYMS: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
    • ANTONYMS: controlled, restrained
    • (ram' pant)
  16. solace
    • (n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
    • SYNONYMS: (v.) soothe, reassure, cheer up
    • ANTONYMS: (v.) vex, aggravate, upset
    • (sol' ace)
  17. stately
    • (adj.) dignified, majestic
    • SYNONYMS: grand, magnificent, imposing
    • ANTONYMS: lowly, humble, servile, abject
    • (stat' ely)
  18. supple
    • (adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
    • SYNONYMS: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
    • ANTONYMS: stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound
    • (supp' le)
  19. suppress
    • (v.) to stop by force, put down
    • SYNONYMS: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence
    • ANTONYMS: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate
    • (su ppress')
  20. venal
    • (adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
    • SYNONYMS: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
    • ANTONYMS: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
    • (ven' al)