SLA - 11th grade List 1

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saccharine

overly sweet, sentimental

tacit

hinted, implied, understood. Ant: explicit

abase

cause to feel shame, degrade.

balk

refuse to comply, resist

cacophony

loud confusing disagreeable sounds. Ant: muted

daunting

discouraging through fear, intimidating. Ant: encouraging

ebullient

joyously unrestrained, happy, joyful. Ant: Depressed

fabricate

make up something artificial or untrue, lie.

garish

tastelessly showy, gaudy, brassy. Ant: Dull, muted unimpressive.

hackneyed

repeated too often, overused. Ant:Forgotten

iconoclast

a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions

jubilant

joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success. Ant: sad, depressed

knell

ring as in announcing death

laceration

a torn ragged wound, cut, slash.

maelstrom

a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides), storm.

nadir

an extreme state of adversity, lowest point, rock bottom. Ant: zenith, peak.

obdurate

showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings

pacific

promoting peace. Ant: antagonize

quagmire

a difficult situation, mire, hard to move in.

rail

complain bitterly. Ant: To be at peace.

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