Vocab. Unit 11 Synonyms/Antonyms

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gauche

(synonym) clumsy, tactless, uncouth, maladroit

pernicious

(synonym) injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious

specious

(synonym) deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic

discursive

(synonym) digressive, diffuse, rambling, episodic

heresy

(synonym) an unorthodox belief; heterodoxy

inculcate

(synonym) to instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue

foist

(synonym) to pass off, palm off, fob off

sear

(synonym) to parch, desiccate; to singe, brown

satiate

(synonym) to gratify; to cloy, surfeit, gorge

salient

(synonym) conspicuous, prominent; protrusive

contingent

(synonym) conditional, dependent; a detachment

palpable

(synonym) tangible; plain, obvious, manifest

denizen

(synonym) a resident, inhabitant; an habitué

disseminate

(synonym) to spread far and wide, broadcast, blazon

perceptive

(synonym) insightful, discerning, observant

quail

(synonym) to shrink, recoil, cower, flinch

accentuate

(synonym) to accent, stress, emphasize

florid

(synonym) flushed, ruddy; flowery, filly, ornate

abstemious

(synonym) sparing, moderate, temperate

censurable

(synonym) blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible

corroborate

(synonym) to bolster, substantiate, verify

dowdy

(synonym) frumpy, tacky, frowsy, drab

accentuate

(antonym) to downplay; de-emphasize, soft-pedal

dowdy

(antonym) chic, stylish, smart, fashionable

heresy

(antonym) orthodoxy

salient

(antonym) inconspicuous; recessive

pernicious

(antonym) harmless, innocuous; salutary, salubrious

inculcate

(antonym) to efface, extirpate, root out

florid

(antonym) pale, ashen, pallid, sallow; austere, stark

discursive

(antonym) short and to the point, succinct

corroborate

(antonym) to refute, contradict, undermine, discredit

abstemious

(antonym) indulgent, immoderate, intemperate

denizen

(antonym) an alien, outsider, stranger, foreigner

gauche

(antonym) adroit, tactful, diplomatic, politic

perceptive

(antonym)dense, thick, obtuse, dim-witted

specious

(antonym) valid, sound, solid, genuine

palpable

(antonym) intangible, insubstantial, incorporeal

disseminate

(antonym) to bring together, concentrate, muster; to conceal, hide

censurable

(antonym) commendable, laudable, meritorious

quail

(antonym) to stand firm

contingent

(antonym) independent of, unconnected with; certain

satiate

(antonym) to starve, deprive entirely of

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