Lessons 13, 14, and 15 Vocabulary

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Levity

n. lightness of disposition; lack of seriousness
syn: frivolity
ant: sobriety; somberness

Hoax

n. a practical joke; a trick
syn: fraud; fake

Amicable

adj. friendly; peaceable
syn: agreeable; amiable
ant: quarrelsome; warlike

Obstreperous

adj. aggressively boisterous; stubborn and defiant
ant: meek; tractable

Enraptured

adj. delighted beyond measure
syn: ecstatic

Marital

adj. having to do with marriage
syn: wedded
ant: single

Bask

v. to expose oneself to pleasant warmth

Genial

adj. friendly; amiable
syn: cordial
ant: unfriendly

Charlatan

n. one who pretends to have knowledge in order to swindle others
syn: quack; fraud
ant: professional

Mundane

adj. commonplace; earthly ad not spiritual
syn: boring
ant: unique

Fickle

adj. likely to change on a whim or without apparent
syn: vacillating; capricious
ant: steadfast

Juggernaut

n. a terrible destructive or irresistible force

Naïve

adj. simple in outlook; not affected or worldly; especially innocent
syn: unsophisticated; unsuspecting
ant: sophisticated; cunning

Nocturnal

adj. having to do with the night; occurring at night
ant: diurnal

Novice

n. a beginner; one who is inexperienced
syn: apprentice; tyro
ant: master

Frugal

adj. thrifty; economical in money matters
syn: economical
ant: wasteful; profligate

Pernicious

adj. destructive; deadly
syn: malignant; harmful
ant: benign

Latent

adj. present, but not active; hidden
syn: dormant
ant: manifest

Myriad

n. very large number
adj. too numerous to be counted
(n) syn: host; multitude
(adj) syn: countless; innumerable
(all) ant: few; limited

Jocose

adj. joking; humerous
syn: witty; funny; playful; jocund
ant: serious

Chastise

v. to punish severely
syn: discipline

Bawdy

adj. indecent; humorously obscene
syn: risque; lewd
ant: innocent; clean

Culinary

adj. having to do with the kitchen or cooking

Adulation

n. excessive praise or admiration
syn: flattery; adoration
ant: derision

Barrister

n. lawyer (British)

Deprecate

v. to express strong disapproval of
syn: deplore
ant: approve; praise

Acquit

v. to find not guilty of a fault or crime
syn: absolve
ant: convict

Clandestine

adj. secret
syn: covert; furtive
ant: open; aboveboard

Circumvent

v. to get around; to bypass
syn: avoid

Inert

adj. unable to act or move; inactive; sluggish
syn: dormant; passive
ant: dynamic; active

Noxious

adj. harmful to the health
syn: injurious
ant: harmless

Connive

v. to cooperate secretly in wrongdoing
syn: conspire

Chutzpah

n. nerve; audacity
syn: brazenness; effrontery
ant: timidity

Liege

n. a lord, master, or sovereign
syn: king
ant: commoner; servant

Odium

n. hatred
syn: abhorrence
ant: love; adoration

Crass

adj. coarse; tasteless
syn: crude
ant: refined

Hypercritical

adj. overcritical; too severe in judgment
syn: faultfinding
ant: lax

Fallacy

n. a mistaken notion; a misconception
ant: truth

Complacent

adj. self-satisfied; smug
syn: assured; confident
ant: humble

Befuddle

v. to confuse; to perplex
syn: bewilder; fluster
ant: clarify; elucidate

Pandemonium

n. a wild disorder, noise, or confusion
syn: chaos; tumult; din
ant: order; calm

Parsimonious

adj. excessively thrifty; stingy
syn: cheap; frugal
ant: extravagant

Verbose

adj. using more words than are needed; wordy
syn: prolix
ant: terse; concise; succinct

Laudable

adj. worthy of praise; commendable
syn: admirable
ant: execrable

Indiscreet

adj. not wise or judicious; imprudent, as in speech or action
syn: flagrant
ant: prudent

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