Unit 6 Vocabulary

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20 terms · Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop

Accede

(v.) to yeild to; to assume an office or dignity SYNONYMS: consent, concur, comply, assent ANTONYMS: demur, balk at

Brandish

(v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion SYNONYMS: swing, shake

Comprise

(v.) to include or contain; to be made up of SYNONYMS: compose, constitute, encompass ANTONYMS: exclude

Deft

(adj.) skillful, nimble SYNONYMS: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful ANTONYMS: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept

Destitute

(adj.) deprived of the necessities of life lacing in SYNONYMS: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless ANTONYMS: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete

Explicit

(adj.) definite, clearly stated SYNONYMS: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear ANTONYMS: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit

Extirpate

(v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally SYNONYMS: uproot, eradicate, wipe out ANTONYMS: implant, sow, foster, nourish

Inopportune

(adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate SYNONYMS: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable ANTONYMS: timely, convienient, felicitous, opportune

Ironic

(adj.) sugesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic SYNONYMS: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry ANTONYMS: straightforward, unequivocal

Musty

(adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date SYNONYMS: hackneyed, antiquated ANTONYMS: fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand new

Officious

(adj.) meddling;excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority SYNONYMS: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive ANTONYMS: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof

Ominous

(adj.) unfavorable, threatening, of bad omen SYNONYMS: unpropitious, inauspicious, portentous ANTONYMS: propitious, auspicious, promising

Pinnacle

(n.) a high peak or point SYNONYMS: apex, acme, summit, apogee ANTONYMS: nadir, perigee, low point

Premeditated

(adj., part) considered beforehand, deliberately planned SYNONYMS: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged ANTONYMS: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu

Rampant

(adj.) growing without check, running wild SYNONYMS: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent ANTONYMS: controlled, restrained

Solace

(n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console SYNONYMS: (v.) soothe, reassure, cheer up ANTONYMS: (v.) vex, aggravate, upset

Stately

(adj.) dignified, majestic SYNONYMS: grand, magnificent, imposing ANTONYMS: lowly, humble, sevile, abject

Supple

(adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile SYNONYMS: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant ANTONYMS: stiff, rigid, unbending, hidebound

Suppress

(v.) to stop by force, put down SYNONYMS: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence ANTONYMS: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate

Venal

(adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption SYNONYMS: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary ANTONYMS: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous

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