vocab power plus book 3 lesson 3

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pedestrian

adj. ordinary or dull

syn. of pedestrian

commonplace; mediocre

ant. of pedestrian

imaginative; compelling

bona fide

adj. in good faith

syn. of bona fide

legitimate; genuine

ant. of bona fide

fraudulent; phony

adventitious

adj. accidental; nonessential

syn. of adventitious

incidental

fecund

adj. fertile; productive

syn. of fecund

prolific

ant. of fecund

sterile

deviate

v. to turn aside from a course; to stray

syn. of deviate

to digress

obfuscate

v. to confuse; to bewilder

syn. of obfuscate

muddle; obscure

ant. of obfuscate

clarify; elucidate

impale

v. to pierce with a sharp stake through the body

extenuate

v. to lessen seriousness by providing partial excuses

parochial

adj. local; narrow; limited

syn. of parochial

provincial; narrow-minded

ant. of parochial

universal; catholic

glower

v. to stare angrily

syn. of glower

frown; scowl

ant. of glower

grin

edify

v. to improve someone morally

ambiguous

adj. open to more than one interpretation

syn. of ambiguous

unclear; uncertain; vague

ant. of ambiguous

explicit; definite

cataclysm

n. a violent change

syn. of cataclysm

disaster; catastrophe

ant. of cataclysm

triumph; boon

optimum

adj. best; most favorable; ideal

importune

v. to ask persistently; to beg

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