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Vocabulary Energizers Chapters 6-10 Synonyms

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aegis
guardianship, support, patronage, auspices
auspicious
promising, encouraging, propitious
jaded
worn-out, overindulged, satiated
atone
make amends, make reparations, expiate
lewd
vulgar, smutty, lascivious
succinct
brief, concise, terse
prevaricate
lie, misinform, equivocate
aloof
removed, unresponsive, uninvolved, indifferent
jovial
merry, cheerful, jocular
saturnine
moody, sulky, morose
curtail
cut, decrease, diminish
travesty
mockery, joke, parody
scruple
conscience, misgiving, principle, qualm
havoc
ruin, dammage, devestation
mentor
instructor, guide, preceptor
haggard
careworn, weary, fatigued, gaunt
utopian
idealistic, imaginary, impractical, unfeasible
mercurial
unstable, high-spirited, impulsive, erratic
diffident
shy, insecure, timorous
hypocrisy
deceptiveness, dishonesty, insincerity, deceit, duplicity
zealous
enthusiastic, passionate, intense, earnest, and ardent
candid
sincere, outspoken, frank, forthright, direct, uninhibited
posthumous
after-death, post-mortem
enthrall
spellbind, thrill, enchant, captivate
parasite
deadbeat, sponger, sycophant
chagrin
shame, distress, embarrassment, mortification
cant
insincerity, phoniness, technical language
ephemeral
momentary, brief, fading, transitory
dexterous
skilled, able, efficient, nimble, adroit
sinister
menacing, frightening, unfavorable, villainous, treacherous, malevolent
ignominy
dishonor, contempt, infamy
aboveboard
forthright, straightforward, overt
anecdote
sketch, fable, tale, narrative
bedlam
uproar, chaos, pandemonium
martinet
taskmaster, slavedriver, authoritarian
indolent
idle, inactive, slothful
meander
rove, roam, ramble, digress
precocious
smart, brilliant, gifted, child prodigy
scapegoat
victim, whipping boy
shibboleth
peculiarity, catchword, watchword, platitude
agnostic
doubter, unbeliever, doubter, questioner, skeptic
nepotism
favoritism, patronage
enigmatic
mystifying, baffling, bewildering, obscure, cryptic
blatant
clear, outstanding, prominent, conspicuous
nebulous
fuzzy, murky, imprecise, confused, vague
procrustean
unyielding, inflexible, unbending, drastically rigid, ruthlessly rigid, stringent
denigrate
belittle, discredit, slander, disparage
prosaic
humdrum, uninteresting, ordinary, monotonous, mundane
docile
obedient, manageable, amenable
boycott
rejet, band, exclude, ostracize