20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 10

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accrue
v. to grow or accumulate over time; to happen as a natural result

SYN: collect, accumulate, proceed from
ANT: dwindle, decrease, diminish, lessen
annotation
n. a critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work
bedlam
n. a state or scene of uproar and confusion

SYN: commotion, pandemonium, chaos, anarchy
ANT: peace and quiet, order, tranquility
covert
adj. hidden, disguised, purposefully kept secret; sheltered, secluded; undercover; n. a sheltered place, a hiding place

SYN (adj.): undercover, clandestine, sub-rosa
ANT (adj.): open, overt, undisguised
debonair
adj. pleasant, courteous, lighthearted; smooth and polished in manner and appearance

SYN: carefree, jaunty, gracious, urbane
ANT: distraught, agitated, boorish, churlish
dun
v. to demand insistently, especially in payment of a debt; n. a creditor; adj. dark, dull, drab, dingy

SYN: hound, harass, nag
efficacious
adj. effective, producing results

SYN: effectual, efficient, potent, powerful
ANT: ineffective, worthless, useless
equanimity
n. calmness, composure, refusal to panic

SYN: tranquility, imperturbability
ANT: excitability, flappability, agitation
fortuitous
adj. accidental, occurring by a happy chance

SYN: unintentional, unplanned, random, lucky
ANT: intentional, deliberate, premeditated
gist
n. the essential part, main point, or essence

SYN: substance, core, nucleus
gratuitous
adj. freely given; not called for by circumstances, unwarranted

SYN: voluntary, unjustified
ANT: justified, warranted
imperious
adj. overbearing, arrogant; seeking to dominate; pressing, compelling

SYN: domineering, magisterial, urgent, imperative
ANT: fawning, obsequious, humble, unassuming
invective
n. a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; adj. abusive, vituperative

SYN (n.): vituperation, abuse, philippic
ANT (n.): tribute, panegyric, encomium
motley
adj. showing great variety, composed of different elements or many colors; n. a jester's costume, a jester

SYN: (adj.) variegated, heterogeneous, diverse; (n.) fool
ANT: (adj.) homogeneous, monochromatic
munificent
adj. extremely generous, lavish

SYN: bounteous, liberal
ANT: miserly, parsimonious
procrastinate
v. to delay, put off until later

SYN: stall, temporize, dillydally
provocative
adj. tending to produce a strong feeling or response; arousing desire or appetite; irritating, annoying

SYN: stimulating, arousing, vexing, galling
ANT: dull, insipid, bland, unstimulating
recondite
adj. exceeding ordinary knowledge and understanding

SYN: arcane, abstruse
ANT: simple, uncomplicated
reprobate
n. a depraved, vicious, or unprincipled person; scoundrel; adj. corrupt or unprincipled; v. to disapprove of, condemn

SYN: (n.) scoundrel, blackguard; (adj.) immoral, corrupt
ANT: (n.) saint; (adj.) upright, virtuous, moral
sedentary
adj. characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place

SYN: static, stationary
ANT: active, peripatetic

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