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Lit Vocab 1

TermDefinition
Austere: Definition Severe or strict in manner; plain, unadorned, no comforts.
Austere: Synonyms Unadorned, forbidding, rigorous, ascetic, puritanical
Austere: Antonyms Mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant.
Beneficent: Definition Doing good; kindly in action or purpose
Beneficent: Synonyms Humanitarian, charitable, magnanimous
Beneficent: Antonyms Selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious
Cadaverous: Definition Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse.
Cadaverous: Synonyms corpse like, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
Cadaverous: Antonyms Robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
Concoct: Definition Devise, invent, fabricate.
Concoct: Synonyms Create, fashion, rustle up
Crass: Definition Coarse, unfeeling, stupid.
Crass: Synonyms Crude, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
Crass: Antonyms Refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
Debase: Definition To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade, adulterate.
Debase: Synonyms Cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
Debase: Antonyms Elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
Desecrate: Definition To contaminate; to commit sacrilege upon
Desecrate: Synonyms Profane, defile, violate
Desecrate: Antonyms Revere, venerate, consecrate
Disconcert: Definition To confuse; to disturb the composure of
Disconcert: Synonyms Upset, rattle, ruffle, faze
Disconcert: Antonyms Relax, calm, put at ease
Grandiose: Definition Grand in an impressive or stately way.
Grandiose: Synonyms Majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
Grandiose: Antonyms Simple, modest, humble
Inconsequential: Definition Trifling; unimportant.
Inconsequential: Synonyms Trivial, negligible, paltry
Inconsequential: Antonyms Important, essential, crucial
Infraction: Definition Breaking of a law or obligation.
Infraction: Synonyms Violation, transgression, offense
Mitigate: Definition To moderate in force or intensity.
Mitigate: Synonym Lessen, relieve, alleviate
Mitigate: Antonyms Aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate
Pillage: Definition To rob of goods by open force; plunder.
Pillage: Synonyms Ravage, sack, loot; booty
Prate: Definition To talk a great deal in foolish or aimless fashion.
Prate: Synonyms Prattle, blab, palaver
Prate: Antonyms Come to the point
Punctilious: Definition Very careful and exact.
Punctilious: Synonyms Precise, scrupulous
Punctilious: Antonyms Careless, perfunctory
Redoubtable: Definition Inspiring fear or awe: illustrious.
Redoubtable: Synonyms Formidable, august
Redoubtable: Antonyms Laughable, risible
Reprove: Definition To find fault with; scold, rebuke.
Reprove: Synonyms Chastise, upbraid, reproach
Reprove: Antonyms Praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
Restitution: Definition Act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage.
Restitution: Synonyms Reimbursement, redress, restoration
Stalwart: Definition Strong and sturdy, brave, resolute; a brave, strong person.
Stalwart: Synonyms Sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; mainstay
Stalwart: Antonyms Weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating
Vulnerable: Definition Open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged, unprotected.
Vulnerable: Synonyms Defenseless, exposed, ungaurded
Vulnerable: Antonyms Invincible, protected, safe, secure
Created by: elysabeth