Unit 7 syn/ant

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austere

syn. forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
ant. mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant

beneficent

syn. humanitarian, magnanimous, charitabe
ant. selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious

cadaverous

syn. corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
ant. robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health

concoct

syn. create, fashion, rustle up

crass

syn. crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
ant. rfined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant

debase

syn. cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
ant. elevate, uplift, improve, enhance

desecrate

syn. profane, defile, violate
ant. revere, honor, venerate, consecrate

disconcert

syn. upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
ant. relax, calm, put at ease

grandiose

syn. majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
ant. simple, modest, unaffected, humble

inconsequential

syn. trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
ant. important, essential, crucial, vital

infraction

syn. violation, transgression, breach, offense

mitigate

syn. lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
ant. aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate

pillage

syn. (v.) ravage, sack, loot; (n.) booty

prate

syn. chatter, prattle, blab,blabber, palaver
ant. come to the point, not waste words

punctilious

syn. precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
ant. careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory

redoubtable

syn. formidable, fearsome, awesome, august
ant. laughable, risible, contemptible

reprove

syn. chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
ant. praise, commend, laud, pat on the back

restitution

syn. compensation, reimbursemnt, redress, restoration

stalwart

syn. (adj.) sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; (n.) mainstay
ant. (adj.) weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating

vulnerable

syn. defenseless, exposed, unguarded
ant. invincible, protected, safe, secure

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