Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 6

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Vocabulary Workshop Level F Unit 6
2013-12-09 16:31:18
Vocabulary Workshop Level Unit

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  1. anomalous
    adj. abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual
  2. anomalous
    exceptional, unusual, aberrant (syn.)
  3. anomalous
    normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary (ant.)
  4. aspersion
    n. a demanding or derogatory statement; the act of slandering or defaming
  5. aspersion
    innuendo, calumny (syn.)
  6. aspersion
    endorsement, praise (ant.)
  7. bizarre
    adj.extremely strange, unusual, atypical
  8. bizarre
    grotesque, fantastic, outlandish (syn.)
  9. bizarre
    normal, typical, ordinary, expected (ant.)
  10. brusque
    adj. abrupt, blunt, with no formalities
  11. brusque
    tactless, ungracious (syn.)
  12. brusque
    tactful, diplomatic (ant.)
  13. cajole
    v. to coax, persuade through flattery or artifice; to deceive with soothing thoughts or false promises
  14. cajole
    wheedle, inveigle (syn.)
  15. cajole
    coerce, force (ant.)
  16. castigate
    v. to punish severely; to criticize severely
  17. castigate
    chastise, censure (syn.)
  18. castigate
    honor, praise, laud (ant.)
  19. contrive
    v. to plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan
  20. contrive
    think up, concoct, fabricate (syn.)
  21. demagogue
    n. a leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power
  22. demagogue
    rabble-rouser, firebrand (syn.)
  23. disabuse
    v. to free from deception or error, set right in ideas or thinking
  24. disabuse
    undeceive, enlighten (syn.)
  25. disabuse
    deceive, delude, pull wool over one's eyes (ant.)
  26. ennui
    n. weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or interest, boredom
  27. ennui
    languor, world-weariness, listlessness (syn.)
  28. ennui
    enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity (ant.)
  29. fetter
    n. a chain or shackle placed on the feet (often used in plural); anything that confines or restrains
  30. fetter
    v. to chain or shackle; to render helpless or impotent
  31. fetter
    n. bond, restraint; v. bind, hamper (syn.)
  32. fetter
    v. free, liberate, emancipate (ant.)
  33. heinous
    adj. very wicked, offensive, hateful
  34. heinous
    evil, odious, outrageous (syn.)
  35. heinous
    excellent, wonderful, splendid (ant.)
  36. immutable
    adj. not subject to change, constant
  37. immutable
    unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable (syn.)
  38. immutable
    changeable, inconstant, variable, fickle (ant.)
  39. insurgent
    n. one who rebels or rises against authority
  40. insurgent
    adj. rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority; surging or rushing in or on
  41. insurgent
    revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous (syn.)
  42. insurgent
    loyalist, loyal, faithful (ant.)
  43. megalomania
    n. a delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent, etc., far in excess of reality
  44. megalomania
    delusions of grandeur (syn.)
  45. megalomania
    modesty, self-abasement (ant.)
  46. sinecure
    n. a position requiring little or no work; an easy job
  47. sinecure
    "no show" jobs, cushy job, "plum" (syn.)
  48. surreptitious
    adj. stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation; made of accomplished by fraud
  49. surreptitious
    furtive, covert, clandestine, concealed (syn.)
  50. surreptitious
    open, frank, aboveboard, overt (ant.)
  51. transgress
    v. to go beyond a limit or boundary; to sin, violate a law
  52. transgress
    overstep, trespass (syn.)
  53. transgress
    obey, toe the line (ant.)
  54. transmute
    v. to change from one nature, substance, or form to another
  55. transmute
    transform, convert (syn.)
  56. transmute
    preserve, maintain (ant.)
  57. vicarious
    adj. performed, suffered, or otherwise experienced by one's person in place of another
  58. vicarious
    surrogate, secondhand (syn.)
  59. vicarious
    actual, firsthand (ant.)