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Lit Vocab List 2

TermDefinitionSynonym Antonym
Vitriolic bitter, sarcastic, highly caustic or biting withering, acerbic, mordant bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
Erudite well-read, profoundly, educated scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic ignorant, uneducated, illiterate
Brusque abrupt, blunt, no formalities curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic
Dispassionate impartial, calm, free from emotion unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached committed, engaged, partial, biased
Recondite exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding esoteric, arcane, profound, abstruse simple, uncomplicated
Perceptive having sympathetic insight or understanding; capable of keen appreciation insightful, discerning, observant dense, thick, obtuse, dim-witted
Prosaic dull, lacking in distinction and originality. Matter-of-fact, straight-forward; characteristic of prose, not poetry common place, humdrum, literal, pedestrian remarkable, distinctive, poetic, inspired
Choleric easily made angry irascible, testy, splenetic, bilious affable, genial, even-tempered
Informal having a relaxed, friendly, or unofficial style, manner or nature; of or detonating a style of writing or conversational speech characterized by simple grammatical structures, familiar vocabulary and use of idioms colloquial, vernacular, idiomatic literary, official
Blatant noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense flagrant, glaring, egregious, disagreeably loud inconsequential, trifling, piddling, petty
Winsome charming, attractive, pleasing (often suggesting a childlike charm and innocence) winning, engaging, delightful, prepossesing unattractive, repulsive, unappealing
Provocative tending to produce a strong feeling or a response, arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying stimulating, arousing, vexing, galling dull, insipid, bland, unstimulating
Acrimonious Stinging, bitter in temper or tone biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish gentle, warm. mild, friendly, cordial
Provincial pertaining to an outlying area; local, narrow, countrified in the sense of being backward of simple plain design that originated in the countryside, a person with a narrow point of view, a person from an outlaying area, a soldier from a province or colony narrow-minded, parochial, insular, hiave cosmopolitan, catholic, broad minded
Bombastic pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas. inflated, highfalutin, high-flown, pretentious unadorned, simple, plain, austere
Jaded wearied, worn out, dulled (in sense of being satiated by excessive indulgence) sated, surfeited, cloyed unspoiled, uncloyed
Created by: KBT236



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