Unit 2 - Synonyms and Antonyms

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synonyms and antonyms from words in chapters 6-10, Advanced Word Power

accolade

commendation - synonym

apocryphal

fictitious, not true - synonym

appall

to horrify - synonym

blasphemy

contempt against something religious - synonym

commiserate

to sympathize - synonym

diatribe

a denunciation, a severe put-down - synonym

duplicity

trickery - synonym

edifice

something constructed like a very large structure - synonym

equivocal

noncommittal, not making up your mind either way - synonym

garbled

muddled as your words or thought - synonym

gravity

seriousness as of a situation - synonym

heretic

a nonconformist especially to a solid belief - synonym

incite

to arouse to action - synonym

infraction

an offense against the rules - synonym

irascible

hot-tempered, easily angered - synonym

kindle

to ignite, stir up - synonym

ludicrous

absurd, totally ridiculous and vulgar - synonym

peruse

to read thoughtfully - synonym

recapitulate

to state again, restate - synonym

recluse

a loner - synonym

renounce

to give up something or someone - synonym

rescind

to cancel or do away with - synonym

scrutinize

to look at closely - synonym

untenable

insupportable, indefensible - synonym

vilify

to malign, speak evil of - synonym

affable

unfriendly - antonym

assuage

to make something worse - antonym

cacophony

complete harmony in sounds - antonym

censure

praise - antonym

clamor

silence, no sounds - antonym

cognizant

ignorant of something - antonym

contract

to expand - antonym

desultory

purposeful, having a purpose - antonym

enmity

friendship and love for - antonym

erroneous

correct - antonym

expedient

unselfish - antonym

garner

to lose something - antonym

hindrance

something that helps - antonym

irresolute

certain of it - antonym

languish

to thrive and do well - antonym

loquacious

silent, no words - antonym

negligent

conscientious, careful in doing - antonym

obtuse

clever in dealings - antonym

opaque

clear, in thinking - antonym

paucity

abundance, having enough - antonym

profane

reverent, showing respect - antonym

somber

cheerful - antonym

stagnant

in motion, as a stream - antonym

uniform

varying, different - antonym

lavish

stingy as a lifestyle - antonym

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