Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level G Unit 7

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All the def. syn. and ant. for Unit 7.

allay

(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve (syn.) reduce, alleviate, moderate (ant.) aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

bestial

(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility (syn.) animal, depraved, loathsome (ant.) human, humane, clement, virtuous, upright

convivial

(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial (syn.) fun-loving, jovial, merry (ant.) dour, grim, sullen, unsociable

coterie

(n.) a circle of acquaintance; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest (syn.) clique, set

counterpart

(n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement (syn.) match

demur

(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection (syn.) protest, object to (ant.) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to

effrontery

(n.) shameless boldness, impudence (syn.) gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek (ant.) shyness, diffidence, timidity

embellish

(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details (syn.) ornament, garnish (ant.) strip, mar, disfigure

ephemeral

(adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived (syn.) fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory (ant.) durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual

felicitous

(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy (syn.) fortunate, well-put (ant.) inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

furtive

(adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen (syn.) clandestine, covert, surreptitious (ant.) forthright, aboveboard, open

garish

(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way (syn.) gaudy, flashy, tawdry (ant.) subdued, muted, understated, quiet

illusory

(adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality (syn.) specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary (ant.) actual, real, factual, objective

indigent

(adj.) needy, impoverished (syn.) penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute (ant.) wealthy, affluent, prosperous

inordinate

(adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive (syn.) exorbitant, extravagant (ant.) moderate, reasonable, equitable

jettison

(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome (syn.) cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon (ant.) conserve, retain, hold on to, keep

misanthrope

(n.) a person who hates or despises people (syn.) people-hater

pertinacious

(adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied (syn.) stubborn, dogged, determined

picayune

(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded (syn.) inconsequential, piddling, trifling (ant.) important, significant, huge, gigantic

raiment

(n.) clothing, garments (syn.) apparel, attire

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