vocab workshop level g unit 2

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vocab workshop level g unit 2
2014-09-24 23:23:52
vocab workshop level unit

i despise doing vocab but i get to learn new words so idk man
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  1. accost
    v. to approach and speak to first; to confront in a challenging or aggressive way
  2. accost
    buttonhole, approach (syn.)
  3. accost
    avoid, shun (ant.)
  4. animadversion
    n. a comment indicating strong criticism or disapproval
  5. animadversion
    rebuke, reproof (syn.)
  6. animadversion
    praise, compliment (ant.)
  7. avid
    adj. desirous of something to the point of greed; intensely eager
  8. avid
    keen, enthusiastic, grasping (syn.)
  9. avid
    reluctant, indifferent, unenthusiastic (ant.)
  10. brackish
    adj. having a salty taste and unpleasant to drink
  11. brackish
    saline (syn.)
  12. brackish
    clear, sweet (ant.)
  13. celerity
    n. swiftness, rapidity of motion or action
  14. celerity
    promptness, speed (syn.)
  15. celerity
    slowness, sluggishness, dilatoriness (ant.)
  16. devious
    adj. straying or wandering from a straight or direct course; done or acting in a shifty or underhanded way
  17. devious
    roundabout, indirect, tricky, sly, artful (syn.)
  18. devious
    direct, straightforward, open, aboveboard (ant.)
  19. gambit
    n. in chess, an opening move that involves risk or sacrifice of a minor piece in order to gain a later advantage; any opening move of this type
  20. gambit
    ploy, ruse, maneuver (syn.)
  21. halcyon
    n. a legendary bird identified with the kingfisher
  22. halcyon
    adj. of or relating to the halcyon; calm, peaceful; happy, golden; prosperous, affluent
  23. halcyon
    tranquil, placid, palmy (syn.)
  24. halcyon
    turbulent, tumultuous (ant.)
  25. histrionic
    adj. pertaining to actors and their techniques; theatrical, artificial; melodramatic
  26. histrionic
    affected, stagy (syn.)
  27. histrionic
    muted, untheatrical, subdued (ant.)
  28. incendiary
    adj. deliberately setting or causing fires; designed to start fires; tending to stir up strife or rebellion
  29. incendiary
    n. one who deliberately sets fires, arsonist; one who causes strife
  30. incendiary
    inflammatory, provocative; firebrand (syn.)
  31. incendiary
    soothing, quieting; peacemaker (ant.)
  32. maelstorm
    n. a whirlpool of great size and violence; a situation resembling a whirlpool in violence and destruction
  33. maelstorm
    chaos, turbulence, tumult (syn.)
  34. myopic
    adj. nearsighted; lacking a broad, realistic view of a situation; lacking foresight or discernment
  35. myopic
    shortsighted (syn.)
  36. myopic
    farsighted (ant.)
  37. overt
    adj. open, not hidden, expressed or revealed in a way that is easily recognized
  38. overt
    clear, obvious, manifest, patent (syn.)
  39. overt
    clandestine, covert, concealed (ant.)
  40. pejorative
    adj. tending to make worse; expressing disapproval or disparagement, derogatory, deprecatory, belittling
  41. pejorative
    complimentary, ameliorative (ant.)
  42. propriety
    n. the state of being proper, appropriateness
  43. propriety
    pl. standards of what is proper or socially acceptable
  44. propriety
    fitness, correctness (syn.)
  45. propriety
    unseemliness, inappropriateness (ant.)
  46. sacrilege
    n. improper or disrespectful treatment of something held sacred
  47. sacrilege
    desecration, profanation, defilement (syn.)
  48. summarily
    adj. without delay or formality; briefly, concisely
  49. summarily
    promptly, peremptorily (syn.)
  50. suppliant
    adj. asking humbly or earnestly
  51. suppliant
    n. one who makes a request humbly and earnestly, a petitioner, suitor
  52. talisman
    n. an object that serves as a charm or is believed to confer magical powers, an amulet, fetish
  53. undulate
    v. to move in waves or with wavelike motion; to have a wavelike appearance or form
  54. undulate
    fluctuate, rise and fall (syn.)