Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Workshop Level F Unit 7

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Definitions, Synonyms, Antonyms

Austere

(adj.) Severe or stern in manner; Without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; Harsh or sour in flavor

S: Forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
A: Mild, Indulgent, luxurious, Flamboyant

Beneficent

(adj.) Performing acts of kindness or charity; Conferring benefits, doing good

S:Humanitarian, Magnanimous, charitable
A:Selfish, cruel, harmful, deletorious

Cadaverous

(adj.) Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

S: Corpselike, wasted, haggard, ghastly
A: Robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health

Concoct

(v.) To prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); To devise, invent, fabricate

S: Create, fashion, rustle up

Crass

(adj.) Coarse, unfeeling; stupid

S: Crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
A: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant

Debase

(v.) To lower in character, quality, or value; To degrade, adulterate; To cause to deteriorate

S: Cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
A: Elevate, uplift, improve, enhance

Desecrate

(v.) To commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; To contaminate, pollute

S: Profane, defile, violate
A: Revere, honor, venerate, consecrate

Disconcert

(v.) To confuse; To disturb the composure of

S: Upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
A: Relax, calm, put at ease

Grandiose

(adj.) Grand in an impressive or stately way; Marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

S: Majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
A: Simple, modest, unaffected, humble

Inconsequential

(adj.) Trifling, unimportant

S: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
A: Important, essential, crucial, vital

Infraction

(n.) A breaking of a law or obligation

S: Violation, transgression, breach, offense

Mitigate

(v.) To make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

S: Lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
A: Aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate

Pillage

(v.) To rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n) The act of looting; Booty

S: Ravage, sack, loot

Prate

(v.) To talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

S: Chatter, Prattle, blab, blabber, palaver
A: Come to the point, not waste words

Punctilious

(adj.) Very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

S: Precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
A: Careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory

Redoubtable

(adj.) Inspiring fear or awe; Illustrious, eminent

S: Formidable, Fearsome, Awesome, August
A: Laughable, Risible, contemptible

Reprove

(v.) To find fault with, scold, rebuke

S: Chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
A: Praise, commend, laud, pat on the back

Restitution

(n.) The act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; Making good on a loss or damage

S: Compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration

Stalwart

(adj.) Strong and sturdy; Brave; Resolute; (n.) A brave, strong person; A strong supporter; One who takes an uncompromising position

S: Sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant, mainstay
A: Weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating

Vulnerable

(adj.) Open to attack; Capable of being wounded or damaged; Unprotected

S: Defenseless, exposed, unguarded
A: Invincible protected, safe, secure

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