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Unit 4 Vocabulary

Literature

TermDefinition
Affiliated Associated,Connected Synonym: Attached, related Antonym: Unconnected
Ascertain To find out Synonym: Discover, Determine Antonym: Disprove
Attainment An accomplishment, the act of achieving Synonym: Achievement, Fulfillment Antonym: Failure
Bequeath To give or pass on as inheritance Synonym: Transit, hand down Antonym: Take
Cogent Forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point Synonym: Persuasive, Compelling Antonym: Weak
Converge To move toward one point, approach nearer together Synonym: Meet, Unite Antonym: Diverge
Disperse To scatter, spread far and wide Synonym: Break up, Dispel Antonym: Collect
Esteem To regard highly; a highly favorable opinion or judgement Synonym: Respect, Admire Antonym: Insert; Contempt
Expunge To erase, obliterate, destroy Synonym: Delete, Efface Antonym: Insert
Finite Having limits; lasting for a limited time Synonym: Bounded, Measurable Antonym: Unlimited
Invulnerable Not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack Synonym: Impervious, Immune Antonym: Exposed
Malevolent Spiteful, showing ill will Synonym: Wicked, Malicious Antonym: Kind
Nonchalant Cool and confident; unconcerned Synonym: Unruffled, Indifferent Antonym: Abashed
Omniscient Knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding Synonym: Wise, All knowing Antonym: Ignorant
Panacea A remedy for all ills, cure-all; an answer to all problems Synonym: Easy Solution, Universal cure Antonym: Disease
Scrupulous Exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled Synonyms: Painstaking, Meticulous Antonyms: Careless
Skulk To move about stealthily; to lie in hiding Synonyms: Lurk, Prowl Antonyms: Confront
Supercilious Proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority Synonym: Snobbish, Over- bearing Antonym: Humble
Uncanny Strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation Synonym: Eerie, Spooky Antonym: Boring
Venial Easily excused; pardonable Synonym: Excusable, Forgivable Antonym: Unpardonable
Created by: MarissaGinsberg