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Vocab Unit 11

TermDefinition
Appease (v.) to make calm. soothe, to relieve, satisfy, to yield to synonyms: pacify, mollify, propitiate antonyms: enrage, provoke, irritate
Belated (adj.) late, tardy synonyms: behind schedule antonyms: early, ahead of time sentence: Happy belated birthday!
Calamitous (adj.) causing great misfortune synonyms: disastrous, catastrophic, ruinous, fatal antonyms: fortunate, beneficial, salutary
Cite (v.) to quote, to mention, to summon to appear in court, to commend, reccomend synonyms: refer to, enumerate, subpoena antonyms: ignore, disregard
Conventional (adj.) in line with accepted ideas or standards, trite synonyms: ordinary, commonplace, orthodox antonyms: outlandish, bizarre, unorthodox
Decoy (v.) to lure into a trap (n.) a person or thing used to lure into a trap synonyms: (v.) entice, entrap (n.) attraction, bait
Delve (v.) to dig, to search deeply and thoroughly into synonyms: probe, investigate
Ensue (v.) to follow in order, come immediately after, and as a result synonyms: result antonyms: precede, come before
Gallantry (n.) heroic courage, respect and courtesy, an act or statement marked by a high level of courtesy synonyms: bravery, chivalry, daring antonyms: cowardice, boorishness
Impart (v.) to make known, tell, to give, pass something on synonyms: transmit, bestow, grant antonyms: withhold, keep back, conceal
Judicious (adj.) using or showing good judgment, wise, sensible synonyms: thoughtful, prudent, shrewd, astute antonyms: foolish, thoughtless, ill-considered
Meditate (v.) to bring about an agreement between persons or groups, act as a go- between (adj.) occupying a middle position, indirect, acting through an intermediary synonyms: (v.) arbitrate, umpire, referee
Milieu (n.) the setting, surroundings, enviornment
Outlandish (adj.) strange, freakish, weird, foreign- looking, out of the way, geographically remote, exceeding reasonable limits synonyms: bizarre, odd, unorthodox, unconventional antonyms: conventional, orthodox, staid, sober
Overbearing (adj.) domineering, haughty, bullying, overpowering, predominate synonyms: high-landed, overriding antonyms: meek, unassuming, self- effacing
Pert (adj.) high spirited, lively, bold, saucy, jaunty synonyms: vivacious, impudent, fresh antonyms: sullen, gloomy, peevish
Quirk (n.) a peculiar way of acting, a sudden twist or turn synonyms: peculiarity, oddity, eccentricity
Regale (v.) to feast, entertain agreeably synonym: divert
Shiftless (adj.) lazy, lacking in ambition or energy, inefficent synonyms: careless, sloppy antonyms: hardworking, ambitious
Taint (n.) a stain or spot, a mark of corruption or dishonor (v.) to stain or contaiminate synonyms: (n.) blot (v.) soil, tarnished, pollute antonyms: (v.) decontaminate, cleanse
Created by: madisonb24