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Sadlier-Oxford LF U7

Vocab

TermDefinitionSynonyms Antonyms
beneficent performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious
cadaverous pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse corpse-like, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
concoct to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate create, fashion, rustle up None (Concoct)
crass coarse, unfeeling; stupid crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
debase to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
desecrate to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute profane, defile, violate revere, honor, venerate, consecrate
disconcert to confuse; to disturb the composure of upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb relax, calm, put at ease
grandiose grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated majestic, bombastic, highfalutin simple, modest, unaffected, humble
inconsequential trifling, unimportant trivial, negligible, petty, paltry important, essential, crucial, vital
infraction a breaking of a law or obligation violation, transgression, breach, offense None(infraction)
mitigate to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacberate
pillage to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n) the act of looting, booty to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n) the act of looting, booty None (Pillage)
prate to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver come to the point, not waste words
punctilious very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
redoubtable inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent formidable, fearsome, awesome, august laughable, risible, contemptible
reprove to find fault with, scold, rebuke chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
restitution the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration None (Restitution)
stalwart strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong, person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant, mainstay weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating
vulnerable open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected defenseless, exposed, unguarded invincible, protected, safe, secure
austere (adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant
Created by: KBT236