vocab level f unit 13

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vocab level f unit 13
2014-06-02 21:21:54
vocab level unit 13

school requires so much fucking effort. WHY?
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  1. abet
    v. to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
  2. abet
    hamper, hinder, impede, frustrate (ant.)
  3. aver
    v. to affirm, declare confidently
  4. aver
    assert, asseverate, avouch (syn.)
  5. aver
    deny, repudiate, disclaim (ant.)
  6. blatant
    adj. noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous
  7. blatant
    flagrant, glaring, egregious, disagreeable loud (syn.)
  8. blatant
    inconsequential, trifling, piddling, petty (ant.)
  9. broach
    v. to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid
  10. broach
    n. a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
  11. buttress
    v. to support, prop up, strengthen
  12. buttress
    n. a supporting structure
  13. buttress
    bolster, reinforce, brace, shore up (syn.)
  14. buttress
    undermine, weaken, impair (ant.)
  15. carousal
    n. noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
  16. carousal
    binge, jamboree (syn.)
  17. collate
    v. to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
  18. collate
    sort out, cross-check (syn.)
  19. connoisseur
    n. an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of fine arts
  20. connoisseur
    savant, pundit (syn.)
  21. connoisseur
    ignoramus, philistine (ant.)
  22. disconsolate
    adj. deeply unhappy or dejected; without help. beyond consolation
  23. disconsolate
    grief-stricken, inconsolable (syn.)
  24. disconsolate
    cheerful, blithe, buoyant, jaunty (ant.)
  25. encumber
    v. to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
  26. encumber
    overload, clog (syn.)
  27. encumber
    unburden, unload, relieve (ant.)
  28. foment
    v. to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
  29. foment
    instigate, incite, stir up (syn.)
  30. foment
    quell, quash, squelch, suppress (ant.)
  31. grisly
    adj. frightful, horrible, ghastly
  32. grisly
    gruesome, gory (syn.)
  33. grisly
    pleasant, delightful (ant.)
  34. herculean
    adj. (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercase h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusual strength
  35. herculean
    mighty, powerful, arduous, onerous (syn.)
  36. herculean
    puny, Lilliputian, bantam (ant.)
  37. impassive
    adj. showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
  38. impassive
    emotionless, stoical, insensible (syn.)
  39. impassive
    emotional, passionate, excitable (ant.)
  40. inauspicious
    adj. unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
  41. inauspicious
    unpropitious, unpromising, untimely (syn.)
  42. inauspicious
    propitious, favorable (ant.)
  43. incontrovertible
    adj. unquestionable, beyond dispute
  44. incontrovertible
    incontestable, indisputable, indubitable (syn.)
  45. incontrovertible
    debatable, dubious, open to question (ant.)
  46. nonplussed
    adj. part. puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
  47. nonplussed
    perplexed, stumped, flabbergasted (syn.)
  48. nonplussed
    poised, confident, assured (ant.)
  49. opportune
    adj. suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occurring at an appropriate time
  50. opportune
    timely, appropriate, felicitous (syn.)
  51. opportune
    untimely, inconvenient, inappropriate (ant.)
  52. prolific
    adj. abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
  53. prolific
    fruitful, fecund, proliferous (syn.)
  54. prolific
    barren, unproductive, sterile, sparse (ant.)
  55. rejoinder
    n. a reply to a reply; especially from the defendant in a legal suit
  56. rejoinder
    reply, response, riposte, retort (syn.)