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Vocab. Unit 11

Sadlier Oxford Level D

QuestionAnswer
brevity shortness
comport to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement
concise expressing much in few words
demure sober or serious in manner; modest
depreciation a lessening in value, a belittling
deteriorate to lower in quality or value; to wear away
brevity syn: terseness, pithiness ant: verbosity, prolixity
concise syn: pithy ant: verbose, prolix
demure syn: diffident, sedate, seemly, decorous
deteriorate syn: degenerate, debase
divulge to tell, reveal; to make public
enlightened free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding
forestall to prevent by acting first
garble to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible
proponent one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
quaver to shake, tremble; to trill
recoil to spring back, shrink; to act of springing back
divulge syn: impart
enlightened syn: cultivated ant: benighted
forestall syn: thwart, preclude
garble ant: elucidate
proponent syn: exponent
quaver syn: palpitate, trill
recoup to make up for, regain
reek an unpleasant smell; to give off a strong impression
relentless unyielding, harsh, without pity
rivulet a small stream
squander to spend foolishly, waste
staccato detached or disconnected in sound or style
statute a law
recoup ant: default
relentless syn: umremitting
rivulet syn: rill
squander syn: dissipate
statute syn: enactment
Created by: danicarose13