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English vocab 11
Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop New Edition Level F Unit 11
Terms in this set (20)
(adj.) moderate, sparing; characterized by abstinence and self-dicipline.
Synonyms: temperate, sober, moderate
Antonyms: indulgent, immoderate, intemperate
(adj.) deserving of blame or correction.
Synonyms: blameworthy, discreditable, reprehensible
Antonyms: commendable, laudable, meritorious
(adj.) likely but not certain to happen, possible; dependent on uncertain events or conditions; happening by chance; (n.) a representative group forming part of a larger body.
Synonyms: conditional, dependent; a detachment
Antonyms: independent of, unconnected with, certain
(v.) to confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify.
Antonyms: refute, contradict, undermine, discredit
(n.) an inhabitant, resident; one who frequents a place.
Synonyms: dweller, habitue
Antonyms: alien, outsider, foreigner
(adj.) passing aimlessly from one place or subject to another, rambling, roving, nomadic.
Synonyms: diffuse, wandering episodic
Antonyms: short and to the point, succinct
(v.) to scatter or spread widely.
Synonyms: disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate
Antonyms: bring together, concentrate, muster, conceal, hide
(adj.) poorly dressed, shabby; lacking smartness and good taste.
Synonyms: frumpy, frowsy
Antonyms: chic, elegant, fashionable
(adj.) highly colored, reddish; excessively ornate, showy
Synonyms: flushed, ruddy, frilly, flamboyant
Antonyms: pale, ashen, pallid, sallow, austere, stark
(v.) to impose by fraud; to pass off as worthy or genuine; to bring about by stealth, dishonesty, or coercion.
Synonyms: pass off, palm off, fob off
(adj.) awkward, lacking in social graces, tactless, clumsy.
Synonyms: inept, uncouth, maladroit
Antonyms: adroit, tactful, diplomatic, politic
(n.) an opinion different from accepted belief; the denial of an idea that is generally held sacred.
Synonyms: unorthodox belief, heterodoxy
(v.) to impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly.
Synonyms: instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue
Antonyms: efface, extirpate, root out
(adj.) capable of being touched or felt; easily seen, heard, or recognized.
Synonyms: obvious, manifest
Antonyms: intangible, insubstantial
(adj.) having sympathetic insight or understanding, capable of keen appreciation.
Synonyms: insightful, discerning
Antonyms: dense, obtuse
(adj.) extremely harmful; deadly, fatal.
Synonyms: injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious
Antonyms: harmless, innocuous, salutary, salubrious
(adj.) leaping, jumping, or springing forth; prominent, standing out conspicuous; (n.) a projection or buldge, a land form that projects upward or outward.
Synonyms: striking, notable, protrusive, obvious
Antonyms: inconspicuous, recessive
(v.) to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden or make unfeeling; to patch, dessicate, singe.
(adj.) deceptive, apparently good or valid but lacking real merit.
Synonyms: deceptively plausible, sophistic, casuistic
Antonyms: valid, sound, solid, genuine
(v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied.
Synonyms: surfeit, gorge
Antonyms: deprive entirely of
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