vocab unit 7 level h

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abeyance

(n.) a state of being temprarily inactive, suspended, or set aside
SYN: deferment, posponement, suspension

ambivalent

(adj.) having opposite and conflicting feelings about someone or something.
SYN: equivocal,ambigous, of two minds
ANT: unequicoval, unambigous, clear-cut

beleaguer

(v.) to set upon from all sides; to surround with an army; to trouble, harass
SYN: besiege, encircle, pester

carte blanche

(n.) full freedom or authority to act at one's own discretion
SYN: blank check, free rein

cataclysm

(n.) a sudden, violent, or devastating upheaval; a surging flood, deluge
SYN: disaster, catastrophe

debauch

(v.) to corrupt morally, seduce; to indulge in dissipation
(n.) an act or occasion of dissipation or vice
SYN: (v.) carouse (n.) spree, orgy
ANT: (v.) elevate, uplift, inspire, purify

eclat

(n.) dazzling or conspicuous success or acclaim; great brilliance (of performance or achievement)
SYN: celebrity
ANT: dullness, insipidity, mediocrity

fastidious

(adj.) overly demanding or hard to please; excessively careful in regard to details; easily disgusted
SYN: precise meticulous, exacting, finicky
ANT: careless, sloppy, messy, untidy, slovenly

gambol

(v.) to jump or skip about playfully
SYN: frolic, romp, cavort, caper
ANT: lumber, trudge, plod

imbue

(v.) to soak or stain thoroughly; to fill the mind
SYN: infuse, instill, indulcate
ANT: remove, expunge, eradicate, erase

inchoate

(adj.) just beginning; not fully shaped or formed
SYN: incipient, embryonic, rudimentary
ANT: mature, developed, complete

lampoon

(n.) a malicious satire; (v.) to satirize, ridicule
SYN: (n.) burlesque; (v.) parody
ANT: (n.) compliment, flattery, homage

malleable

(adj.) capable of being formed into different shapes; capable of being altered, adapted, or influenced
SYN: pliable, impressionable, adaptable
ANT: rigid, inflexible, unyielding, intractable

nemesis

(n.) an agent or force inflicting vengeance or punishment; retribution itself; an unbeatable rival
SYN: comeuppance, avenger
ANT: guardian angel, ally, patron

opt

(v.) to make a choice or decision
SYN: choose, select, decide

philistine

(adj.) lacking in, hostile to, or smugly indifferent to cultural and artistic values or refinements;
(n.) such a person
SYN: (adj.) boorish, lowbrow; (n.) yahoo
ANT: (adj.) refined, cultivated; (n.) esthete, highbrow

picaresque

(adj.) involving or charasteristic of clever rogues or adventurers
SYN: roguish, rascally, rakish

queasy

(adj.) nauseated or uneasy; causing nausea or uneasiness; troubled
SYN: unsettled
ANT: calm, untroubled, confident

refractory

(adj.) stubborn; hard or difficult to manage; not responsive to treatment or cure
SYN: unruly, disobedient, willful, mulish
ANT: docile, tractable, dutiful, obedient

savoir- faire

(n.) the ability to say and do the right thing in any situation; social competence
SYN: tact, finesse, suavity, sophistication
ANT: tactiness, gaucherie, boorishness

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