vocab unit 8 with syn, ant, pos, definition, and pronunciation

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acriMOnious

(adj) stinging, bitter in temper or tone

acrimonious

syn: biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish

acrimonious

ant: gentile, warm, mild, friendly, cordial

BOvine

(adj) resembling a cow or ox
sluggish, unresponsive

bovine

syn: stolid, dull, slow, stupid

bovine

ant: alert, sharp, bright, keen, quick

consterNAtion

(n) dismay, confusion

consternation

syn: shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay

consternation

ant: calm, composure, aplomb

CORpulent

(adj) fat
having a large, bulky body

corpulent

syn: overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly

corpulent

ant: slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated

disaVOW

(v) to deny responsibility for or connection with

disavow

syn: disown, disclaim, retract, abjure

disavow

ant: acknowledge, admit, grant, certify

disPASSionate

(adj) impartial
calm, free from emotion

dispassionate

syn: unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached

dispassionate

ant: committed, engaged, partial, biased

diSSENsion

(n) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

dissension

syn: strife, discord, contention

dissension

ant: agreement, accord, harmony

DISSipate

(v) to cause to disappear
to scatter, dispel
to spend foolishly, squander
to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

dissipate

syn: disperse, strew, diffuse, waste

dissipate

ant: gather, collect, conserve, husband

EXpurgate

(v) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text
to cleanse, purify

expurgate

syn: purge, censure, bowdlerize

GAUNTlet

(n) an armored or protective glove
a challenge
2 lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them
an ordeal

gauntlet

syn: dare, provocation, trial, punishment

hypoTHETical

(adj) based on an assumption or guess
used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation

hypothetical

syn: assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional

hypothetical

ant: actual, real, tested, substantiated

igNOble

(adj) mean, low, base

ignoble

syn: inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid

ignoble

ant: admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble

imPUGN

(v) to call into question
to attack as false

impugn

syn: challenge, deny, dispute, query, question

impugn

ant: confirm, prove, verify, validate

inTEMperate

(adj) immoderate, lacking in self-control
inclement

intemperate

syn: excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate

intemperate

ant: moderate, restrained, cool and collected

Odium

(n) hatred, contempt
disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

odium

syn: abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy

odium

ant: esteem, admiration, approbation

PERfidy

(n) faithlessness, treachery

perfidy

syn: betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity

perfidy

ant: faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness

RELegate

(v) to place in a lower position
to assign, refer, turn over
to banish

relegate

syn: transfer, consign, demote, exile

relegate

ant: promote, elevate, advance, recall

SQUEAmish

inclined to nausea
easily shocked or upset
excessively fastidious or refined

squeamish

syn: nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish

subSERvient

(adj) subordinate in capacity or role
submissively obedient
serving to promote some end

subservient

syn: secondary, servile, obsequious, useful

subservient

ant: primary, principal, bossy, domineering

suSCEPtible

(adj) open to
easily influenced
lacking in resistance

susceptible

syn: vulnerable, receptive, impressionable

susceptible

ant: resistant, immune

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