Vocab Level G Unit 1

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Vocab Level G Unit 1
2014-09-08 21:23:07
vocab level unit

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  1. acquisitive
    adj. able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
  2. acquisitive
    greedy, avaricious, retentive (syn.)
  3. acquisitive
    altruistic (ant.)
  4. arrogate
    v. to claim or take without right
  5. arrogate
    expropriate, commandeer (syn.)
  6. arrogate
    renounce, abdicate, abandon (ant.)
  7. banal
    adj. hackneyed, trite, commonplace
  8. banal
    stale, insipid (syn.)
  9. banal
    fresh, original, new (ant.)
  10. belabor
    v. to work on excessively; to thrash soundly
  11. belabor
    overwork (syn.)
  12. carping
    adj. tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way
  13. carping
    n. petty, nagging criticism
  14. carping
    nit-picking, caviling (syn.)
  15. carping
    approving, uncritical (ant.)
  16. coherent
    adj. holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
  17. coherent
    connected, unified, consistent, cohesive (syn.)
  18. coherent
    muddled, chaotic, disjointed (ant.)
  19. congeal
    v. to change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
  20. congeal
    harden, jell, solidify (syn.)
  21. congeal
    liquefy (ant.)
  22. emulate
    v. to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
  23. emulate
    copy, mimic, rival, match, measure up to (syn.)
  24. encomium
    n. a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
  25. encomium
    panegyric, eulogy (syn.)
  26. encomium
    condemnation, castigation, criticism (ant.)
  27. eschew
    v. to avoid, shun, keep away from
  28. eschew
    abstain from, steer clear of, forgo (syn.)
  29. eschew
    embrace, adopt (ant.)
  30. germane
    adj. relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
  31. germane
    pertinent (syn.)
  32. germane
    irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate (ant.)
  33. insatiable
    adj. so great or demanding as not to be satisfied
  34. insatiable
    unquenchable, ravenous (syn.)
  35. intransigent
    adj. refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
  36. intransigent
    uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate (syn.)
  37. intransigent
    lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding (ant.)
  38. invidious
    adj. offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
  39. invidious
    malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative (syn.)
  40. invidious
    flattering, ameliorative (ant.)
  41. largesse
    n. generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
  42. largesse
    liberality, bounty (syn.)
  43. largesse
    stinginess, miserliness, niggardliness (ant.)
  44. reconnaissance
    n. a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
  45. reconnaissance
    exploration (syn.)
  46. substantiate
    v. to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
  47. substantiate
    confirm, validate, authenticate (syn.)
  48. substantiate
    refute, disprove, invalidate (ant.)
  49. taciturn
    adj. habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little
  50. taciturn
    tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic (syn.)
  51. taciturn
    garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose (ant.)
  52. temporize
    v. to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
  53. temporize
    dillydally, procrastinate (syn.)
  54. tenable
    adj. capable of being held or defended
  55. tenable
    defensible, justifiable, maintainable (syn.)
  56. tenable
    indefensible, unjustifiable (ant.)