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Vocab Level G Unit 1

Sadlier-oxford vocabulary level G unit 1

Vocab WordDefinition
acquisitive (adj.) able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property
arrogate (v.) to claim or take without right
banal (adj.) hackneyed, trite, commonplace
belabor (v.) to work on excessively, to thrash soundly
carping (adj.) tending to find fault,especially in a petty, nasty, or hairspliting way; (n.) petty, nagging criticism
coherent (adj.) holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful
congeal (v.) to change from a liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid
emulate (v.) to imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model
encomium (n.) a formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute
eschew (v.) to aviod, shun, keep away from
germane (adj.) relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting
insatiable (adj.) so great or demanding as not to be satisified
intransigent (adj.) refusing to compromise, irreconcilable
invidious (adj.) offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment
largesse (n.) generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions
reconnaissance (n.) a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
substantiate (v.) to establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to
taciturn (adj.) habitually silent or quiet; inclined to talk very little
temporize (v.) to stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise
tenable (adj.) capable of being held or defended
acquisitive synonym greedy
acquisitive synonym grasping
acquisitive synonym avaricious
acquisitive synonym retentive
acquisitive antonym altruistic
acquisitive antonym unretentive
arrogate synonym expropriate
arrogate synonym usurp
arrogate synonym commandeer
arrogate antonym relinquish
arrogate antonym renounce
arrogate antonym abdicate
arrogate antonym abandon
banal synonym stale
banal synonym insipid
carping synonym caviling
encomium synonym panegyric
encomium synonym eulogy
encomium synonym commendation
encomium antonym castigation
insatiable synonym unquenchable
insatiable synonym ravenous
insatiable synonym voracious
intransigent synonym obdurate
insatiable antonym lukewarm
insatiable antonym half-hearted
insatiable antonym yielding
invidious syn pejorative
invidious antonym ameliorative
largesse syn munificence
largesse syn bounty
largesse ant niggardliness
taciturn synonym laconic
taciturn ant garrulous
taciturn ant loquacious
taciturn ant prolix
temporize syn hedge
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