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level E vocab unit10

Vocab Unit 10 - Level E Vocabulary Workshop Sadlier-Oxford

acquiesce to accept without protest; to agree or submit comply with, accede, consent, yield resist, protest
allure to entice, tempt; to be attractive to --- a strong attraction; the power to attract, charm beguile, tantalize, temptation, enticement repel, turn off, repellent
askew twisted to one side, crooked, disapprovingly awry, lopsided, cockeyed straight, symmetrical
blithe cheerful, lighthearted; casual, unconcerned carefree, nonchalant, indifferent glum, morose, despondent, depressed
contentious quarrelsome, inclined to argue argumentative, disputations, combative agreeable, amiable, affable, pacific
covet to desire something belonging to another crave, yearn for, hunger for disdain, scorn, despise
crestfallen discouraged, dejected, downcast despondent, disconsolate elated, cheerful, self-satisfied, cocky
disheveled rumpled, mussed; hanging in disorder untidy, disarranged, tousled, unkempt tify, neat, orderly, well-groomed
exponent one who advocates, speaks for, explains or interprets --- the power to which a number, symbol, or expression is to be raised defender, champion, interpreter critic, adversary, faultfinder, detractor
garrulous given to much talking, tediously chatty talkative, loquacious, long-winded reticent, mum, taciturn, laconic, reserved
insuperable incapable of being overcome invincible, insurmountable surmountable, conquerable
lamentable to be regretted or pitied deplorable, regrettable, distressing praiseworthy, commendable, laudable
misnomer an unsuitable or misleading name misnaming, malapropism N/A
profess to affirm openly; to state belief in; to claim, pretend assert, declare, proclaim, purport disclaim, disavow, repudiate
respite a period of relief or rest interval, intermission, lull, breather N/A
retribution a repayment; a deserved punishment recompense, requital, just deserts N/A
sinuous winding, having many curves, lithe and flexible twisting, convoluted, serpentine, supple direct, straight, unbending, stiff, rigid
sonorous full, deep, or rich in sound; impressive in style resonant, resoudning, grandiloquent tinny, reedy, harsh, grating
vanguard the foremost part of an army; the leading position in any field forefront, cutting egde, trailblazers rear guard, stragglers, laggards
wastrel a wasteful person, spendthrift, a good-for-nothing loafer, idler, squanderer, profligate skinflint, tightwad, miser
Created by: heatherm39