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Ch. 7-8 Synonyms

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austere
forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
beneficent
humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable
cadaverous
corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
concoct
create, fashion, rustle up
crass
crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
debase
cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
desecrate
profane, defile, violate
disconcert
upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
grandiose
majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
inconsequential
trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
infraction
violation, transgression, breach, offense
mitigate
lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
pillage
ravage, sack, loot; booty
prate
chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver
punctilious
precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
redoubtable
formidable, fearsome, awesome, august
reprove
chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
restitution
compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration
stalwart
sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; mainstay
vulnerable
defenseless, exposed, unguarded
acrimonious
biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
bovine
stolid, dull, slow, stupid
consternation
shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay
corpulent
overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly
disavow
disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
dispassionate
unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached
dissension
strife, discord, contention
dissipate
disperse, strew, diffuse, waste
expurgate
purge, censor, bowdlerize
gauntlet
dare, provocation, trial, punishment
hypothetical
assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
ignoble
inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
impugn
challenge, deny, dispute, query, question
intemperate
excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
odium
abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy
perfidy
betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
relegate
transfer, consign, demote, exile
squeamish
nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish
subservient
secondary, servile, obsequious, useful
susceptible
vulnerable, receptive, impressionable