Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary: Level F: Unit 3

Sadlier Oxford Level F Unit 3 DHS English 11 Unit 3 Vocab
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Abominate
(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for.

Synonyms: Loathe, Abhor, Despise, Detest
Antonyms: Relish, Savor, Cherish, Esteem
Acculturation
(n.) The modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend.

Synonyms: Adaptation
Adventitious
(adj.) Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital.

Synonyms: Extrinsic, Incidental, Fortuitous
Antonyms: Essential, Intrinsic, Inherent, Congenital
Ascribe
(v.) To assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute.

Synonyms: Impute, Credit, Attribute
Circuitous
(adj.) Roundabout, not direct.

Synonyms: Indirect, Meandering, Winding
Antonyms: Straight, Direct, As The Crow Flies
Commiserate
(v.) To sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.

Synonyms: Feel Sorry For, Empathize
Antonyms: Feel No Sympathy For
Enjoin
(v.) To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit.

Synonyms: Bid, Charge, Command, Adjure
Antonyms: Allow, Permit
Expedite
(v.) To make easy, cause to progress faster.

Synonyms: Accelerate, Facilitate, Speed Up
Antonyms: Hinder, Hamper, Impede, Obstruct
Expiate
(v.) To make amends, make up for; to avert.

Synonyms: Redeem, Make Amends For, Atone, Make Reparation
Ferment
(n.) A state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence.
(v.) To be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action.

Synonyms: (n.) Commotion, Turmoil, Unrest
Antonyms: (n.) Peace and Quiet, Tranquility, Placidity
Inadvertent
(adj.) Resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental.

Synonyms: Accidental, Unconsidered
Antonyms: Deliberate, Intentional, Premeditated
Nominal
(adj.) Existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.

Synonyms: Titular, Token, Trifling, Inconsequential
Antonyms: Real, Actual, Exorbitant, Excessive
Noncommittal
(adj.) Not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.

Synonyms: Cagey, Uninformative, Playing it Safe, Playing it Close to the Vest
Antonyms: Positive, Definite, Committed
Peculate
(v.) To steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use.

Synonyms: Embezzle, Defraud, Misappropriate
Proclivity
(n.) A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior).

--The picture says: "Naysayers shall exhibit a proclivity to naysay." In other words: "Haters gonna hate."

Synonyms: Natural Bent, Penchant, Propensity
Antonyms: Inability or Incapacity
Sangfroid
(n.) Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.

Synonyms: Poise, Self-Assurance, Equanimity
Antonyms: Excitability, Hysteria, Flappability
Seditious
(adj.) Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government.

Synonyms: Mutinous, Rebellious, Subversive
Antonyms: Supportive, Loyal, Faithful, Allegiant
Tenuous
(adj.) Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.

Synonyms: Flimsy, Insubstantial, Vague, Hazy
Antonyms: Strong, Solid, Substantial, Valid
Vitriolic
(adj.) Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid).

Synonyms: Withering, Acerbic, Mordant
Antonyms: Bland, Saccharine, Honeyed, Sugary
Wheedle
(v.) To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end.

Synonyms: Cajole, Inveigle, Soft-Soap, Sweet-Talk
Antonyms: Coerce, Browbeat, Intimidate, Strong-Arm