English Vocabulary - Unit 10

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English vocabulary unit 10 words and definitions, synonyms, antonyms, fill in the blanks

fortuitous

(adj.) accidental, happening by chance

covert

(adj.) hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; (n.) a sheltered place, a hiding place

bedlam

(n.) a state or scene of uproar and confusion

debonair

(adj.) pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished (in manners and appearance)

annotation

(n.) a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work

gist

(n.) the essential part, main point, or essence

efficacious

(adj.) effective, producing results

accrue

(v.) to grow or accumulate in the course of time; to happen as a natural result

dun

(v.) to demand insistently, especially payment of a debt; (n.) a creditor; (adj.) dark, dull, drab, dingy, blackish

equanimity

(n.) calmness, composure, refusal to panic

antediluvian

(adj.) relating to or typical of ancient times; antiquated

provocative

(adj.) tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying; (n.) something that provokes or stimulates

sedentary

(adj.) characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place

imperious

(adj.) overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

gratuitous

(adj.) freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted

procrastinate

(v.) to delay, put off until later

recondite

(adj.) exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding, profound, abstruse

munificent

(adj.) extremely generous, lavish

inimical

(adj.) unfriendly, hostile; harmful, unfavorable

motley

(adj.) showing great diversity or variety; composed of different elements or many colors; (n.) a multicolored woolen fabric; a jester's costume; a jester, a mixture of odd elements

invective

(n.) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (adj.) abusive, vituperative

reprobate

(n.) a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person, scoundrel; (adj.) wicked, corrupt, or unprincipled; (v.) to disapprove of, condemn

annotations

Next day, the instructor returned my theme with a number of comments, queries, and other ________ penciled in the margin.

sedentary

Daily exercise is recommended particularly for people whose occupations are for the most part _________.

motley

The revolutionary forces were a(n) ___________ group, made up of people of all ages, backgrounds, and political sympathies.

inimical

The basic theory of the United States Constitution is that concentration of power in any one branch of the government is _________ to freedom.

covert

Although she said nothing to indicate her true feelings, the expression on her face gave away her _______ sympathy for the young culprits.

provocative

syn: stimulating, arousing; vexing, galling; a stimulus, incentive

reprobate

syn: immoral, corrupt; a scoundrel, blackguard

invective

syn: abuse; vituperation, a diatribe, philippic

equanimity

syn: composure, tranquility, imperturbability

imperious

syn: domineering, overbearing, magisterial; urgent, imperative

accrue

ant: to dwindle, decrease, diminish, lessen

gratuitous

ant: justified, warrant

bedlam

ant: peace and quiet, order, tranquility

imperious

ant: fawning, obsequious; humble, unassuming

antediluvian

ant: modern, up-to-date, state-of-the-art

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