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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level H: Unit 3 Synonyms / Antonyms

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ancillary
auxilary, subsidiary, accessory; central, key, primary, principal, main
bowdlerize
censor, purge, expurgate
condescend
deign
cozen
dupe, deceive, beguile, inveigle
enclave
island, subgroup
forte
gift, aptitude, specialty; weakness, shortcoming, foible
gratis
(adj.) on the house, (adv.) freely; (adv.) for a price
icon
emblem, idol
interstice
gap, slot, crevice, interval, lacuna
macrocosm
cosmos, entirety; model, miniature, microcosm
mountebank
imposter, quack; sucker, dupe, "mark," "pigeon"
paean
hymn, ode, anthem; dirge, elegy, lament, threnody
persiflage
banter, jesting, repartee, badinage
plethora
surplus, surfeit, glut, excess; shortage, paucity, dearth, scarcity
pragmatic
down-to-earth, businesslike; idealistic, impractical, visionary
quizzical
peculiar, perplexed, mystified, derisive; unequivocal, crystal-clear, unambiguous
rapacity
avarice, cupidity, voraciousness; liberality, generosity, altruism
schism
rift, breach; united front, reconciliation
therapeutic
curative, salutary, salubrious; harmful, injurious, deleterious
virtuoso
expert, master, prodigy, maestro; amateur, beginner, notice, mediocre