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Unit 8 vocab

TermDefinitionSynonymAntonym
consternation dismay, confusion shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay calm, composure, aplomb
corpulent fat; having a large, bulky body overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated
disavow to deny responsibility for or connection with disclaim, retract, abjure acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
despassionate impartial; calm, free from emotion unbiased, disinterest, cool, detached committed, engaged, partial, biased
dissension disagreement, sharp indifference of opinion strife, discord, contention agreement, accord, harmony
dissipate to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure disperse, strew,, diffuse, waste gather, collect, conserve, husband
expurgate to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify purge, censor, bowdlerize
gauntlet an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with whivch to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal dare, provocation, trial, punishment
hypothetical based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation assumed, supposed, conditional actual, real, tested, substantiated
ignoble mean,low,base inferior, unworthy, sordid admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble
impugn to call into question; to attack as false challenge, deny, dispute, query, question confirm, prove, verify, validate
intemperate immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate moderate, restrained, cool and collected
odium hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy esteem, admiration, approbation
perfidy faithlessness, treachery betrayal, disloyalty,treason faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness
relegate to place in a lowr position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish transfer, consign, demote, exile promote, elevate, advance, recall
squeamish inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset;excessively fastidious or refined nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish
subservient subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end secondary, servile, obsequious, useful primary, principal, bossy, domineering
susceptible open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance vulnerable, receptive, impressionable resistant, immune
arcimonious sting, bitter in temper or tone biting, rancorous hostile, peevish gentle, warm, mild cordial
bovine resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unreponsive stolid, dull, slow, stupid sharp, bright, keen, quick
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