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Final English Vocab 7-15

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abhor
hate, detest
amend
fix, modify, improve
buffet
slap, pummel, toss about
chaos
confusion, disorder, pandemonium
commodious
comfortable, spacious, capacious
corrosive
acidulous, caustic, sarcastic, mordant
discern
distinguish, perceive, recognize
extant
still existing
implicate
involve, embroil, entangle, incriminate
inter
bury, sweep under the rug
martinet
stickler, slave driver
obviate
anticipate, preclude, forestall, ward
renegade
deserter, outlaw, traitorous
reprehensible
punishable, culpable, blameworthy
somber
serious, dark, dismal
squalid
wretched, filthy, sordid
turbulent
stormy, riotous, unruly
vociferous
loud, clamorous
voluminous
large, great lenth
waive
defer, relinquish, forgo, do without
animosity
strong dislike, hostility, rancor, enmity
apathy
lack of emotion, indifference
apprehensive
anxious, fretful, nervous
commend
praise, laud, entrust, commit
compatible
harmonious, like-minded
condolence
sympathy, commiseration
consecrate
dedicate to, make sacred, sanctify
decrepit
old, feeble, ruind, infirm
deride
ridicule, laugh at, scorn, disparage
ingenous
innocent, guileless, candid
multifarious
varied, manifold
obsolete
out of date, no longer in use, old hat, antiquated
omnivorous
all-devouring, voracious
parsimonious
stingy, miserly, niggardly
quandary
confusion, dilemma, predicament
recalcitrant
disobedient, obstinate, ornery
reprisal
retaliation, revenge, retribution
revel
relish, savor, carouse
stultify
cripple, smother, stifle, negate
suave
smooth, urbane, polished
allocate
set apart, distribute, assign, allot
ardent
enthusiastic, passionate, zealous, fervent
assiduous
persistent, industrious, sedulous, unremitting, diligent
brash
hasty, impudent, brazen, impertinent
capricious
impulsive, fickle, mercurial
chastise
scold, discipline, censure
copious
abundant, plentiful, ample
deviate
diverge, veer, swerve, unconventional
emaciated
thin, gaunt, withered
exult
rejoice, revel, glory
gnarled
twisted, knotted, lumpy
indemnity
compensation, restitution, reparation
inkling
hint, notion, intimation
limpid
clear, transparent, lucid, intelligible
omnipotent
all powerful, almighty
palatable
edible, appetizing, attractive
poignant
bittersweet, melancholy, touching
rancor
ill-will, animosity, enmity, bitterness
sophomoric
immature, conceited, pretentious, fatuous
spontaneous
unplanned, impromptu
acquiesce
accept, agree, comply, accede
allure
entice, tempt, charm, beguile
askew
lopsided, crooked, awry
blithe
cheerful, unconcerned, nonchalant
contentious
quarrelsome, argumentative, disputatious
covet
desire, crave, yearn
crestfallen
discouraged, disconsolate, despondent
disheveled
rumpled, mussed, untidy, unkempt
exponent
advocate, defender, interpreter
garrulous
talkative
insuperable
insurmountable, invincible
lamentable
regrettable, deplorable
misnomer
wrong name, malapropism
profess
admit, claim, declare, purport
respite
rest, relief, lull
retribution
deserved punishment, recompense, just deserts
sinuous
winding, lithe, serpentine
sonorous
full, deep, rich in sound, grandiloquent
vanguard
forefront, cutting edge
wastrel
spendthrift, loafer, profligate
allude
refer to, suggest, insinuate
clairvoyant
perceptive, uncanny, visionary, discerning
conclusive
final, definitive, decisive
disreputable
not respectable, shady, discreditable
endemic
native indigenous, restricted to
exemplary
commendable, praiseworthy, meritorious, illustrative
fathom
understand, perceive, plumb, comprehend
guile
deceit, cunning, chicanery
integrity
honesty, moral standards, rectitude, probity
itinerary
schedule, guidebook, travel route, program
misconstrue
mistake, misinterpret, misjudge
obnoxious
offensive, dislikable, odious
placate
calm, appease, sooth, conciliate
placid
calm, peaceful, serene
plagiarism
piracy, theft
potent
powerful, effective, forceful, formidable
pretext
false reason, deceptive, evasion, pretense
protrude
stick out, thrust, jut out, bulge
stark
harsh, desolate, grim, downright
superficial
shallow, insubstantial, cursory
abjure
renounce, give up, shun, forswear, recant
acrid
harsh, caustic, sharp, stinging
august
grand, majestic, dignified
callous
unfeeling, insensitive, thick-skinned
clandestine
secret, underhanded, surreptitious
compunction
remorse, regret, contrition
conflagration
fire, holocaust
elated
joyful, jubilant
indelible
permanent, memorable
indulgent
yielding, liberal, tolerant
inveterate
firmly established, long standing, chronic
irrelevant
inapplicable, immaterial
nocturnal
nighttime
platitude
commonplace, trite remark, cliche, truism, bromide
quell
subdue, pacify, suppress
quiescent
inactive, at rest, dormant
ruminate
mull over, muse, meditate
tacit
unspoken, silent, implicit
tangible
real, palpable, perceptible
trenchant
penetrating, telling, acute, cutting
antipathy
strong dislike, enmity, aversion
applicable
relevant, suitable, apposite
asset
resource, advantage
beset
assail, harass, surround
compassion
sympathy, pity, commiseration
decorum
orderliness, propriety, seemliness
duress
compulsion by threat, intimidation, coercion
exuberant
enthusiastic, ebullient,irrepressible
facsimile
copy
imbibe
take in, drink, quaff, assimilate
implacable
inconsolable, unyielding, inexorable
infinitesimal
minute, tiny, unnoticeable
innocuous
harmless, insipid
militate
oppose, counter, fight against
patent
exclusive license, evident, obvious
prowess
proficiency, heroism, skill
sedate
calm, quiet, sober
stentorian
loud
stipulate
specify, provide for, arrange, contract
ultimatum
final terms
alacrity
enthusiasm, promptness, dispatch, celerity
alleviate
ease, relieve, allay, assuage, mitigate
antithesis
opposite, contrast, antipode
appall
dismay, horrify
bellicose
belligerent, combative
disparage
belittle, put down, decry
dissonant
disagreeing, irreconcilable
droll
amusing, zany
edict
law, command
elucidate
clarify, explain, expound, explicate
laud
praise
loll
loaf, lounge
loquacious
talkative
magnanimous
generous, charitable
mandatory
required
nondescript
commonplace, plain
phlegmatic
slow moving, lethargic, torpid, stolid
rescind
cancel, revoke, abrogate, annul
vivacious
lively, ebullient
whet
sharpen, stimulate
abrasive
grating, harsh, erosive
acclimate
adapt, accustom
chagrin
dismay, mortification, irritate
complacent
content, self-satisfied, smug
concur
agree with, ratify, sanction
defamation
slander, libel, calumny, mudslinging
explicate
explain, elucidate
fracas
fight, brawl, altercation, rhubarb, brouhaha
grotesque
unnatural, gross, ugly
pandemonium
chaos, din, tumult, three-ring circus
raucous
disorderly, clamorous, strident
receptive
open, responsive, amenable
renounce
give up, repudiate, abdicate, abjure
repress
hold back, subdue, constrain
reticent
reserved, taciturn
savory
salty, piquant, tasty
somnolent
sleepy, drowsy, soporific
vehement
intense, emphatic, fierce
voluble
glib, prolix
zealous
enthusiastic, eager, earnest, dogged