Vocab unit 7 level f

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Vocab unit 7 level f
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  1. Austere
    adj: severe of stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

    syn: forbidding rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued

    ant: mild indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant
  2. Beneficial
    adj: performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

    syn: humanitarianism, magnanimous, charitable

    ant: selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious
  3. Cadaverous
    adj: pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

    syn: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly

    ant: robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
  4. Concoct
    v: to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

    syn: create, fashion, rustle up
  5. Crass
    adj: coarse, unfeeling; stupid

    syn: crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse

    ant: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
  6. Debase
    v: to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

    syn: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate

    ant: elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
  7. Desecrate
    v: to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

    syn: profane, defile, violate

    ant: revere, honor, venerate, consecrate
  8. Disconcert
    v: to confuse; to disturb the composure of

    syn: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturd

    ant: relax, calm, put at ease
  9. Grandiose
    adj: grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompus affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

    syn: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin

    ant:simple, modest, unaffected, humble
  10. Inconsequential
    adj: trifling, unimportant

    syn: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry

    ant: important, essential, crucial, vital
  11. Infraction
    n: breaking of a law or obligation

    syn: violation, transgression, breach, offense
  12. Mitigate
    v: to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

    syn: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish

    ant: aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate
  13. Pillage
    • v: to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder;
    • n: the act of looting; booty

    • syn:
    • (v): ravage, sack, loot
    • (n): booty
  14. Prate
    v: to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

    syn: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver

    ant: come to the point, not waste words
  15. Punctilious
    adj: very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

    syn: precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky

    ant: careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
  16. Redoubtable
    adj: inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

    syn: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august

    ant: laughable, risible, contemptible
  17. Reprove
    v: to find fault with, scold, rebuke

    syn: chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach

    ant: praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
  18. Restitution
    n: the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage

    syn: compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration
  19. Stalwart
    • adj: strong and sturdy; brave; resolute;
    • n: a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

    • syn:
    • (adj): sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant
    • (n): mainstay

    ant: (adj): weak, infirm, irresolue, vacillating
  20. Vulnerable
    adj: open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

    syn: defenseless, exposed, unguarded

    ant: invincible, protected, safe, secure

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