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Vocabulary U8

(n) strong dislike; bitter hostility. s: enmity, rancor, antipathy. a: affection, fondness, rapport, amity. animosity
(n) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest. s: indifference, disinterest, detachment. a: affection, fondness, rapport, amity apathy
(adj) fearful or anxious, esp. a/b the future. s: worried, nervous, fretful, jittery. a: unworried, assured, confident, certain apprehensive
(v) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of. s: applaud, entrust. a: abhor, loathe commend
(adj) able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system. s:harmonious, in agreement, like- minded. a: mismatched, incongruous, antagonistic compatible
(n) an expression of sympathy. s: commiseration, solace, sympathy condolence
(v) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose. s: devote, dedicate, sanctify. a: desecrate, defile, profane, dishonor consecrate
(adj) old & feeble; worn- out, ruined. s: infirm, broken- down, rickety, dilapidated. a: vigorous, robust, sturdy decrepit
(v) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt. s: mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at. a: praise, extol, acclaim, applaud deride
(innocent, simple; frank, sincere. s: naive, artless, guileless, candid. a: artful, crafty, worldly, sophisticated. ingenious
(adj.) having great variety; numerous & diverse. s: varied, manifold, heterogenious. a: unvaried, uniform, homogenious. multifarious
(adj.) out-of-date, no longer in use. s: outmoded, antiquated, passe, old hat. a: current, up-to-date, brand- new. obsolete
(adj.) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes. omnivorous
(adj.) stingy, misery; meager, poor, small. s: frugal, niggardly, penny- pinching, cheap. a: generous, openhanded. parsimonious
(n) a state of perplexity or doubt. s: confusion, dilemma, predicament. quandary
(adj.) stubbornly, disobedient, resisting authority. s: unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery. a: obedient, docile, cooperative, compliant. recalcitrant
(n) an injury done in return for injury. s: retaliation, revenge, retribution. reprisal
(v/n) to take great pleasure in; a wild celebration. s: relish, savor, bask in, carouse. a: abhor, loathe. revel
(v) to make ineffective or useless, cripple to have a dueling effect on. s: smother, stifle, neutralize, negate. a: arouse, excite, inspire, stimulate. stultify
(adj) smoothly agreeable or polite, pleasing to the senses. s: sophisticated, urbane, polished. a: crude, clumsy, unpolished, oafish, loutish suave
Created by: naata86