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Vocab Unit 2

Sophomores

worddefinitionsynonymsantonyms
adroit (adj) skillful in the use of hands or mind clever, deft, dexterous, slick clumsy, inept
amicable (adj) peaceable, friendly congenial, neighborly, cordial hostile, antagonistic
averse (adj) having a deep-seated distaste; opposed, unwilling dislinclined, loath eager, keen
belligerent (adj) given to fighting, aggressive; (n) one engaged in war assertive, truculent, pugnacious peaceful, conciliatory, placid
benevolent (adj) kindly, charitable benign malicious, spiteful, malevolent
cursory (adj) hasty, not thorough quick, superficial, perfunctory painstaking, careful
duplicity (n) treachery, deceitfulness fraud, chicanery n/a
extol (v) to praise extravagantly glorify, applaud, acclaim, hail criticize, belittle, disparage
feasible (adj) possible to be done workable, practicable, viable impractical
grimace (n) a wry face; (v) to make such a face pained expression, facial contortion smile, grin, beam
holocaust (n) a large scale destruction, especially by fire; a vast slaughter; a burnt offering conflagration, devastation, annihilation deluge, inundation
impervious (adj) not affected or hurt by; admitting no passage or entrance impenetrable, resistant porous, permeable, vulnerable
impetus (n) a moving force, stimulus impulse, incentive, spur curb, hindrance, impediment, constraint
jeopardy (n) danger risk, hazard, peril safety, security
meticulous (adj) extremely careful; particular about details fastidious, painstaking, fussy careless, negligent, sloppy
nostalgia (n) a longing for something past homesickness n/a
quintessence (n) the purest form of something; the most typical example paragon, exemplar n/a
retrogress (v) to move backward, to return to an earlier condition revert, degenerate, decline advance, evolve, progress
scrutinize (v) to examine closely inspect, pore over skim, scan, glance at
tepid (adj) lukewarm; unenthusiastic insipid, halfhearted, wishy-washy heated, excited
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