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Unit 6 lvl H

PalabraDefinición SinónimoAntónimo
Abortive failing to accomplish an intended aim/purpose; only partially or imperfectly developed miscarried, fruitless, premature successful, realized, consummated
Bruit to spread news/reports/unsubstantiated rumors noise abroad, broadcast, blazon cover up, conceal, hush up
Contumelious insolent/rude in speech or behavior; insultingly abusive; humiliating vituperative, scurrilous, excoriating laudatory, commendatory, deferential
Dictum a short saying; an authoritative statement maxim, precept, aphorism, axiom
Ensconce to settle comfortably/firmly in position; to put or hide in a safe place nestle lodge, entrench unseat, displace, oust
Iconoclastic attacking/seeking to overthrow popular or traditional beliefs/ideas/institutions image-breaking, irreverent, heretical orthodox, conservative, reverent
In medias res in or into the middle of a plot; into the middle of things
Internecine mutually destructive; characterized by great slaughter & bloodshed murderous, savage, ruinous peaceful, harmonious, constructive
Maladroit lacking skill/dexterity; lacking tact, perception or judgement inept, award, clumsy, gauche skillful, dexterous, deft, tactful
Maudlin excessively/effusively sentimental mushy, mawkish
Modulate to change or vary the intensity/pitch; to temper/soften; to regulate, adjust adapt, moderate
Portentous foreshadowing an even to come; causing wonder or awe; self-consciously weighty, pompous foreboding, ominous, pretentious auspicious, propitious, encouraging
Prescience knowledge of events/actions before they happen; foresight foreknowledge hindsight
Quid pro quo something given in exchange or return for something else swap, trade
Salubrious conducive to health/well-being; wholesome beneficial, healthy, invigorating harmful, unhealthy, deleterious, noxious
Saturnalian characterized by riotous or unrestrained revelry/licentiousness dissipated, debauched, orgiastic sedate, prim, decorous, seemly
Touchstone a means of testing worth/genuiness criterion; yardstick, benchmark
Traumatic so shocking to the emotions as to cause lasting & substantial psychological damage jolting soothing, comforting, agreeable, pleasant
Vitiate to weaken, debase, or corrupt; to impair the quality/value of
Waggish fond of making jokes; characteristic of a joker; playfully humorous/droll whimsical, jocular serious, grave, grim, dour, humorless
Created by: et19
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