Vocabulary workshop Level H Unit 8

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Aberration

(n) a departure from what is proper;right, expected, or normal; a lapse froma sound mental state

Aberration

Syn-Deviation, anomaly, irregularity

Ad Hoc

(adj) for a specific purpose;improvment; (adv) with respect to this

Ad Hoc

Syn-makeshift

Ad Hoc

Ant-permanent, lond-standing

Bane

(adj)the source or cause of fatal injury, death, desruction, or ruin, death or ruin itself;poison

Bane

Syn-spoiler, bête noire

Bane

Ant-blessing, comfort, solace,balm

Bathos

the intrusion of commonplace or trite material into a context whose tone is lofty or elevated; grossly insincere or exaggerated sentmentality the lowest phase, nadir; an anticlimax, comedown

Bathos

Syn-mawkishness,mush,schmaltz

Cantankerous

(adj) ill-tempered, quarrelsome;difficult to get along or deal with

Cantankerous

Syn- cranky, testy, peevish, irascible, ornery

Cantankerous

Ant-good-natured, sweet-tempered, genial

Casuistry

(n) the determination of right or wrong in question of conduct of conscience by the application of general ethical prniciples; specious argument

Casuistry

Syn- sophisrtry, quibbling

De Facto

(adj) actually exsisting or in effect; although not legally required or sanctioned (adv) in reality, actually

De Facto

Syn- in actuality, in point of fact

De Facto

Ant- de jure, by right

Depredation

(n) the act of preying upon or plundering

Depredation

Syn- looting, pillage, outrage

Empathy

(n) sympatheic understanding of or identification with the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of someone or something else

Empathy

Syn- sympathy, compassion

Empathy

Ant-insenstivity, callousness,detachment

Harbinger

(n) a forerunner;hearld; (v) to hearld the approach of

Harbinger

Syn-precursor, presage

Harbinger

Ant- aftermath,epilogue, sequel

Hedonism

(n) the belief that the attainment of pleasure is life's cheif aim; devotion to or pursuit of pleasure

Hedonism

Syn-pleasure seeking, sensuality, sybaritism

Hedonism

Ant-asceticism, puritanism, self-denial

Lackluster

(adj) lacking brilliance or vitality; dull

Lackluster

Syn- vapid, insipid, drab, flat

Lackluster

Ant- brillant, radiant, dazzling

Malcontent

(adj) discontented with or in open defiance of prevailing conditions; (n) such a person

Malcontent

Syn-dissatisfied, disgruntled, (n) grumbler

Malcontent

Ant-Satisfied, contented, complacent, smug

Mellifluous

(adj) flowing sweetly, or smoothly honeyed

Mellifluous

Syn- euphonious, musical

Mellifluous

Ant- shrill, strident, harsh, grating

Neoptism

(n) undue favortism to or excessive patronage of one's relatives

Pander

(v) to cater to or provide satisfaction for the low taste or vices of others;(n) a person who does this

Pander

Syn-indulge, pimp, procurer

Peccadillo

(n) a minor sin or offence; a trifling fault or shortcoming

Peccadillo

Syn-indiscretion

Peccadillo

Ant- felony, mortal sin, enormity, atrocity

Piece de resistance

(n) the principle dish of the meal; the principle event, incident, or item, an outstanding accomplishment

Piece de resistance

Syn-centerpiece, chef d'oeuvre

Piece de resistance

Ant-preliminary, hors d'oeuvre

Remand

(v) to send or order back; in law, to send back to jail or to a lower court.

Remand

Syn-remit,return

Remand

Ant-forward to, send on, release

Syndrom

(n) a group or signs that collectively characterize or indicate a disease, disorder, abnormality

Syndrom

Syn-complex, pattern

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