Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop, Level E, Unit 14, Synonyms

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alacrity

promptness, willingness, dispatch, celerity

alleviate

lessen, lighten, allay, mitigate, assuage

antithesis

contrary, antipode

appall

shock, stun, stupefy, horrify

bellicose

aggressive, combative, belligerent

disparage

degrade, decry, run down, underrate

dissonant

grating, strident, unmelodious, irreconcilable

droll

comical, humorous, whimsical, zany

edict

command, decree, proclamation

elucidate

interpret, expound, explicate

laud

hail, extol, glorify, exalt

loll

loaf, loiter, sag, dangle

loquacious

gossipy, voluble, garrulous, long-winded

magnanimous

unselfish, charitable, noble, bighearted

mandatory

compulsory, requisite, imperative

nondescript

plain, unremarkable, unimpressive

phlegmatic

lethargic, indolent, torpid, stolid, impassive

rescind

withdraw, revoke, retract, annul, abrogate

vivacious

spirited, animated, ebullient

whet

hone, excite, stimulate

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