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Vocabulary Unit 9-14

For semester review

Drudgery (n.) work that is hard and tiresome
Drudgery (syn and ant) Syn: toil, labor, grind Ant: play, frolic, amusement, recreation, fun
Feign (v.) to pretend
Feign (syn) Syn: fake, sham, affect, simulate
Incredulous (adj.) disbelieving, skeptical
Incredulous (syn and ant) Syn: dubious, mistrustful, doubting Ant: believing, trustful, gullible
Grievous (adj.) causing sorrow or pain; serious
Grievous (syn and ant) Syn: painful, heartrending, onerous, flagrant Ant: joyful, uplifting cherry, upbeat, comforting
Prognosis (n.) a forecast of the probable course and outcome of a disease or situation
Prognosis (syn) Syn: prediction, projection
Repugnant (adj.) offensive, disagreeable, distasteful
Repugnant (syn and ant) Syn: hateful, odious, revolting, repulsive Ant: pleasing, attractive, tempting, wholesome
Chide (v.) to blame; scold
Chide (syn and ant) Syn: upbraid, reprimand, rebuke, chastise Ant: approve, praise, compliment, par on the back
Despicable (adj.) worthy of scorn, contemptible
Despicable (syn and ant) Syn: low, bile, cheap, sordid, detestable Ant: praiseworthy, commendable, meritorious
Erroneous (adj.) incorrect, containing mistakes
Erroneous (syn and ant) Syn: mistaken, fallacious, all wrong Ant: accurate, correct, exact. unerring
Invincible (adj.) not able to be defeated, unbeatable
Invincible (syn and ant) Syn: unconquerable, indomitable, insuperable Ant: vulnerable, conquerable, surmountable
Languid (adj.) dropping; without energy, sluggish
Languid (syn and ant) Syn: lazy, sluggish, listless, slack, lethargic Ant: lively, energetic, vigorous, enlivening
Obtrusive (adj.) forward; undesirably prominent; thrust out
Obtrusive (syn and ant) Syn: brash, impudent, conspicuous, protruding Ant: meek, reserved, deferential, recessed
Concise (adj.) expressing much in a few words
Concise (syn and ant) Syn: brief, succinct, terse, pithy, to the point Ant: wordy, verbose, long-winded, prolix
Demure (adj.) sober or serious in manner, modest
Demure (syn and ant) Syn: shy, diffident, sedate, seemly, decorous Ant: bold, forward, assertive, immodest
Divulge (v.) to tell, reveal; to make public
Divulge (syn and ant) Syn: disclose, impart, spill the beans, "leak" Ant: hide, conceal, cover up, secrete, keep under wraps
Proponent (n.) one who puts forward a proposal; one who supports a cause or belief
Proponent (syn and ant) Syn: supporter, advocate, exponent Ant: opponent, critic, foe, adversary
Relentless (adj.) unyielding, harsh, without pity
Relentless (syn and ant) Syn: stern, merciless, persistent, unremitting Ant: merciful, accommodating, indulgent
Squander (v.) to spend foolishly, waste
Squander (syn and ant) Syn: misspend, dissipate Ant: save, economize, hoard, squirrel away
Appreciable (adj.) sufficient to be noticed or measured
Appreciable (syn and ant) Syn: perceptible, detectable, considerable Ant: slight, trivial, inconsequential, negligible
Blasphemy (n.) an act, utterance, or writing showing contempt for something sacred
Blasphemy (syn and ant) Syn: curse, profanity, sacrilege, imprecation Ant: reverence, veneration, devotion, respect
Illustrious (adj.) very famous, distinguished
Illustrious (syn and ant) Syn: eminent, renowned, prominent, celebrated Ant: unknown, obscure, nameless, anonymous
Lithe (adj.) bending easily, limber
Lithe (syn and ant) Syn: supple, flexible, pliant, lissome Ant: stiff, rigid, inflexible, taut
Subversive (adj.) intended to undermine or overthrow; (n.) one who advocates or attempts to undermine a political system
Subversive (syn and ant) Syn: (adj.) treasonous, traitorous; (n.) a revolutionary Ant: (adj.) patriotic, loyal, true-blue
Wily (adj.) sly, shrewd, cunning
Wily (syn and ant) Syn: clever, tricky, artful, foxy, cagey Ant: dull-witted, dense, artless, straightforward
Apportion (v.) to divide and give out in shares
Apportion (syn) Syn: distribute, allot, parcel out, allocate
Congenial (adj.) getting on well with others; agreeable, pleasant
Congenial (syn and ant) Syn: friendly, sociable, amiable, compatible Ant: disagreeable, surly, cold, standoffish
Lofty (adj.) very high, noble
Lofty (syn and ant) Syn: elevated, towering exalted, grand Ant: base, petty, low, sordid, despicable
Rancid (adj.) stale spoiled
Rancid (syn and ant) Syn: foul, rank, fetid, sour, rotten, putrid Ant: wholesome, fresh
Versatile (adj.)able to do many things well; capable of many uses
Versatile (syn and ant) Syn: adaptable, handy, all-around, many-sided Ant: limited, specialized, restricted
Vindicate (v.) to clear from hint or charge of wrongdoing; to defend successfully against opposition; to justify
Vindicate (syn and ant) Syn: acquit, absolve, exonerate, advocate Ant: implicate, incriminate, condemn, convict
Debacle (n.) an overwhelming defeat, rout; a complete collapse or failure
Debacle (syn and ant) Syn: disaster, fiasco, calamity Ant: success, triumph, victory, coup
Embroil (v.) to involve in a conflict or difficulty; to throw in to confusion
Embroil (syn and ant) Syn: entangle, ensnarl Ant: disentangle, separate, disconnect
Incite (v.) to rouse, stir up, urge on
Incite (syn and ant) Syn: spur, kindle, provoke, instigate, prompt Ant: check, curb, impede, restrain, smother
Influx (n.) a coming in, inflow
Influx (syn and ant) Syn: inpouring, inrush, invasion Ant: outpouring, exodus, departure
Profuse (adj.)very abundant; given or flowing freely
Profuse (syn and ant) Syn: extravagant, lavish, bounteous, plenteous Ant: sparse, scanty, meager, insufficient
Reconcile (v.) to restore to friendship; to settle; to resign (oneself)
Reconcile (syn and ant) Syn: unite, conciliate, mend fences Ant: antagonize, alienate, dive a wedge between
Created by: Lyli