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Unit 7 Vocab.

Unit 7

Austere (adj.) svere or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor. syn: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued. Ant: mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant.
Beneficient (adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good. Syn: humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable. Ant: selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious.
Cadaverous (adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse. Syn: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly. Ant: robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health.
Concoct (v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate. Syn: create, fashion, rustle up.
Crass (adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid. Syn: crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse. Ant: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant.
Debase (v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate. Syn: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate. Ant: elevate, uplift, improve, enhance.
Desecrate (v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute. Syn: profane, defile, violate. Ant: revere, honor, venerate, consecrate.
Disconcert (v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of. Syn: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb. Ant: relax, calm, put at ease.
Grandiose (adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affection or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated. Syn: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin. Ant: simple. modest, unaffected, humble.
Inconsequential (adj.) trifling, unimportant. Syn: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry. Ant: important, essential, crucial, vital.
Infraction (n.) a breaking of law or obligation. Syn: violation, transgression, breach, offense.
Mitigate (v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity. Syn: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish. Ant: aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate.
Pillage (v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty. Syn: (v.) ravage, sack, loot; (n.) booty.
Prate (v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion. Syn: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver. Ant: come to the point, not waste words.
Punctilious (adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points or etiquette or propiety. Syn: precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky. Ant: careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory.
Redoubtable (adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent. Syn: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august. Ant: laughable, risible, contemptible.
Reprove (v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke. Syn: chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach. Ant: praise, commend, laud, pat on the back.
Restitution (n.) 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. Syn: compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration.
Stalwart (adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position. Syn: sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; (n.) mainstay. Ant: (adj.) weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating.
Vulnerable (adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected. Syn: defenseless, exposed, unguarded. Ant: invincible, protected, safe, secure.
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