Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level H: Unit 3 Synonyms / Antonyms

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ancillary

auxilary, subsidiary, accessory; central, key, primary, principal, main

bowdlerize

censor, purge, expurgate

condescend

deign

cozen

dupe, deceive, beguile, inveigle

enclave

island, subgroup

forte

gift, aptitude, specialty; weakness, shortcoming, foible

gratis

(adj.) on the house, (adv.) freely; (adv.) for a price

icon

emblem, idol

interstice

gap, slot, crevice, interval, lacuna

macrocosm

cosmos, entirety; model, miniature, microcosm

mountebank

imposter, quack; sucker, dupe, "mark," "pigeon"

paean

hymn, ode, anthem; dirge, elegy, lament, threnody

persiflage

banter, jesting, repartee, badinage

plethora

surplus, surfeit, glut, excess; shortage, paucity, dearth, scarcity

pragmatic

down-to-earth, businesslike; idealistic, impractical, visionary

quizzical

peculiar, perplexed, mystified, derisive; unequivocal, crystal-clear, unambiguous

rapacity

avarice, cupidity, voraciousness; liberality, generosity, altruism

schism

rift, breach; united front, reconciliation

therapeutic

curative, salutary, salubrious; harmful, injurious, deleterious

virtuoso

expert, master, prodigy, maestro; amateur, beginner, notice, mediocre

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