Unit 2

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  1. Adroit
    • (adj.) skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
    • SYN: clever, deft, dexterous, slick
    • ANT: clumsy, inept, all thumbs
  2. Amicable
    • (adj.) peaceable, friendly
    • SYN: congenial, neighborly, cordial
    • ANT: hostile, antagonistic
  3. Averse
    • (adj.) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling
    • SYN: disinclined, loath
    • ANT: favorably disposed, eager, keen
  4. Belligerent
    • (adj.) given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; (noun) one at war, one engaged in war
    • SYN: (adj.) assertive, truculent, pugnacious
    • ANT: (adj.) peaceful, conciliatory, placid
  5. Benevolent
    • (adj.) kindly, charitable
    • SYN: benign, well-meaning
    • ANT: malicious, spiteful, malevolent
  6. Cursory
    • (adj.) hasty, not thorough
    • SYN: quick, superficial, perfunctory
    • ANT: thorough, painstaking, careful
  7. Duplicity
    • (noun) treachery, deceitfulness
    • SYN: fraud, double-dealing, chicanery
  8. Extol
    • (verb) to praise extravagantly
    • SYN: glorify, applaud, acclaim, hail
    • ANT: criticize, belittle, disparage
  9. Feasible
    • (adj.) possible, able to be done
    • SYN: workable, practicable, viable
    • ANT: unworkable, impractical
  10. Grimace
    • (noun) a wry face, facial distortion; (verb) to make a wry face
    • SYN: (noun) pained expression, facial contortion
    • ANT: (noun) smile, grin; (verb) beam
  11. Holocaust
    • (noun) a large-scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering
    • SYN: conflagration, devastation, annihilation
    • ANT: deluge, inundation
  12. Impervious
    • (adj.) not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
    • SYN: impenetrable, resistant, proof against
    • ANT: porous, permeable, vulnerable
  13. Impetus
    • (noun) a moving force, impulse, stimulus
    • SYN: impulse, incentive, spur
    • ANT: curb, hindrance, impediment, constraint
  14. Jeopardy
    • (noun) danger
    • SYN: risk, hazard, peril
    • ANT: safety, security
  15. Meticulous
    • (adj.) extremely careful; particular about details
    • SYN: fastidious, painstaking, fussy
    • ANT: careless, negligent, sloppy
  16. Nostalgia
    (noun) a longing for something past; homesickness
  17. Quintessence
    • (noun) the purest essence or form of something; the most typical example
    • SYN: paragon, exemplar
  18. Retrogress
    • (verb) to move backward; to return to an earlier condition
    • SYN: revert, degenerate, decline
    • ANT: advance, evolve, progress
  19. Scrutinize
    • (verb) to examine closely
    • SYN: inspect, pore over
    • ANT: skim, scan, glance at
  20. Tepid
    • (adj.) lukewarm; unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
    • SYN: insipid, halfhearted, wishy-washy
    • ANT: heated, excited, enthusiastic
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