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Vocab D 11

WordDefinition SynonymsAntonyms
Comport (v) to conduct or bear oneself, behave; to be in agreement Deport oneself, agree, concur
Concise (adj) Expressing much in a few words brief, succinct, terse, pithy, to the point wordy, verbose, long-winded, prolix
demure (adj) sober or serious in manner, modest shy, diffident, sedate, seemly, decorous bold, forward, assertive, immodest
depreciation (n) a lessening in value; a belittling cheapening, lowering, devaluation increase, appreciation, enhancement
deteriorate (v) to lower in quality or value; to wear away worsen, decline, degenerate, debase improve, fix up, enhance
divulge (v) to tell, reveal; to make public disclose, impart, spill the beans, "leak" hide, conceal, cover up, secrete, keep under wraps
enlightened (adj) free from ignorance and false ideas; possessing sound understanding knowing, informed, aware, cultivated ignorant, unaware, untaught, benighted
forestall (v) to prevent by acting first hinder, thwart, preclude, ward off welcome, accept, allow, submit, abide by
garble (v) to distort in such a way as to make unintelligible jumble, scramble, confuse, misrepresent clarify, elucidate, articulate
proponent (n) on who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief supporter, advocate, exponent opponent, critic, foe, adversary
quaver (v) to shake, tremble; to trill quiver, vibrate, shiver, quake, palpitate
recoil (v) to spring back, shrink (n) the act of springing back (v) flinch (n) kickback (v) advance, proceed, gain ground
recoup (v) to make up for, regain recover, retrieve lose, default, forfeit, kiss goodbye
reek (n) an unpleasant smell (v) to give off unpleasant smells, to give a strong impression (n) stench (v) stink, smell (n) perfume, fragrance, bouquet
relentless (adj) unyielding, harsh, without pity stern, merciless, persistent, unremitting merciful, accommodating, indulgent
rivulet (n) a small stream brook, creek, rill
squander (v) to spend foolishly, waste misspend, dissipate save, economize, hoard, squirrel away
staccato (adj) detached or disconnected in sound or style abrupt, disjointed continuous, flowing, unbroken
statue (n) a law rule, ordinance, enactment
Brevity (n) Shortness Conciseness, terseness, pithiness verbosity, long-windedness, prolixity
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