Sadlier-oxford Level F Unit 13

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Words and definitions, with extra words added to list. Includes synonyms and antonyms as well

abet

(v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)

aver

(v.) to affirm, declare confidently

blatant

(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense

broach

(v.) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; (n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks

buttress

(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure

carousal

(n) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)

collate

(v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose

connoisseur

(n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts

disconsolate

(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation

encumber

(v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder

foment

(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm

grisly

(adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly

herculean

(adj.) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercare h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusal strength

impassive

(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless

inauspicious

(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future

incontrovertible

(adj.) unquestionable, beyond dispute

nonplussed

(adj., part.) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss

opportune

(adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occuring at an appropriate time

prolific

(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse

rejoinder

(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendent in a legal suit

magniloquent

(adj.) expressed in lofty or high-flown language (often in the sense of being pompous or over-elaborate)

predilection

(n.) a liking, preference

abet

S: aid

abet

S: assist

abet

S: help

abet

S: further

aver

S: assert

aver

S: asseverate

aver

S: avouch

aver

S: affirm

blatant

S: flagrant

blatant

S: glaring

blatant

S: egregious

blatant

S: disagreeably loud

blatant

S: noisy

broach

S: bring up

broach

S: present

broach

S: mention

broach

S: introduce

buttress

S: bolster

buttress

S: reinforce

buttress

S: brace

buttress

S: shore up

buttress

S: prop

carousal

S: drinking bout

carousal

S:drunken revel

carousal

S: binge

collate

S: sort out

collate

S: cross-check

collate

S: rearrange

collate

S: arrange

connoisseur

S: authority

connoisseur

S: savant

connoisseur

S: pundit

connoisseur

S: expert

disconsolate

S: grief-stricken

disconsolate

S: inconsolable

disconsolate

S: comfortless

encumber

S: overload

encumber

S: saddle

encumber

S: hamper

encumber

S: clog

encumber

S: burden

encumber

S: weigh down

foment

S: instigate

foment

S: incite

foment

S: stir up

grisly

S: gruesome

grisly

S: gory

grisly

S: hideous

grisly

S: ghastly

grisly

S: horrible

herculean

S: mighty

herculean

S: powerful

herculean

S: arduous

herculean

S: onerous

herculean

S: colossal

impassive

S: emotionless

impassive

S: stoical

impassive

S: unemotional

impassive

S: insensible

inauspicious

S:unpropitious

inauspicious

S: unpromising

inauspicious

S:untimely

incontrovertible

S: incontestable

incontrovertible

S: indisputable

incontrovertible

S: indubitable

nonplussed

S: perplexed

nonplussed

S: baffled

nonplussed

S: stumped

nonplussed

S: flabbergasted

opportune

S: timely

opportune

S: appropriate

opportune

S: felicitous

opportune

S: suitable

prolific

S: fruitful

prolific

S: fecund

prolific

S: proliferous

prolific

S: productive

prolific

S: profuse

rejoinder

S: answer

rejoinder

S: reply

rejoinder

S: response

rejoinder

S: riposte

rejoinder

S:retort

magniloquent

S: grandiloquent

magniloquent

S: orotund

magniloquent

S: pompous

magniloquent

S: stilted

predilection

S: a partiality

predilection

S: preference

predilection

S: fondness

predilection

S: taste

abet

A: hamper

abet

A: hinder

abet

A: impede

abet

A: frustrate

aver

A: deny

aver

A: disavow

aver

A: repudiate

aver

A: disclaim

blatant

A: inconsequential

blatant

A: trifling

blatant

A: piddling

blatant

A: petty

buttress

A: undermine

buttress

A: weaken

buttress

A: impair

connoisseur

A: ignoramus

connoisseur

A: philistine

connoisseur

A: yahoo

disconsolate

A: cheerful

disconsolate

A: blithe

disconsolate

A: buoyant

disconsolate

A: jaunty

encumber

A: unburden

encumber

A: unload

encumber

A: relieve

encumber

A: off-load

foment

A: quell

foment

A: quash

foment

A: squelch

foment

A: suppress

grisly

A: pleasant

grisly

A: delightful

grisly

A: attractive

herculean

A: puny

herculean

A: Lilliputian

herculean

A: bantam

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