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20 terms

unit 8 vocab

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animosity
strong, dislike; bitter hostility

s-enmity, rancor, antipathy
a-affection, fondness, rapport, amity
apathy
a lack of feeling, emotion or interest

s-indifference, disinterest, detachment
a-enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, concern
apprehensive
fearful or anxious, especially about the future

s- worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
a-unworried, assured, confident, certain
comment
to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention

s-applaud, entrust
a-abhor, loathe
compatible
able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system

s-harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
a-mismatched, incongruous, antagonist
condolence
an expression of sympathy

s-commiseration, solace, sympathy
no antonyms
consecrate
to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose

s-devote, dedicate, sanctify
a-desecrate, defile, profane, dishonor
decrepit
old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

s-infirm, broken-down, rickety, dilapidated
a-vigorous, robust, sturdy
deride
to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

s-mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at
a-praise, extol, acclaim, applaud
ingenuous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere

s-naive, artless, guileless, candid
a-artful, worldly, crafty, sophisticated
multifarious
having great variety; numerous and diverse

s-varied, manifold, heterogeneous
a-unvaried, uniform, homogeneous
obsolete
out-of-date, no longer in use

s-outmoded, antiquated, passe, old hat
a-current, up-to-date, brand-new
omnivorous
eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

s-all-devouring, voracious
no antonyms
parsimonious
stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

s-frugal, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheap
a-generous, openhanded
quandary
a state of perplexity or doubt

s-confusion, dilemma, predicament
no antonyms
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

s-unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery
a-obedient, docile, cooperative, complaint
reprisal
an injury done in return for an injury

s-retaliation, revenge, retribution
no antonyms
revel
(v) to tak great pleasure in. (n) a wild celebration

s-relish, savor, bask in, carouse
a-abhor, loathe
stultify
to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

s-smother, stifle, neutralize, negate
a-arouse, excite, inspire, stimulate
suave
smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses

s-sophisticated, urbane, polished
a-crude, clumsy, unpolished, oafish, loutish