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Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Level E - Unit 8

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Workshop Level E (2005 edition) - Unit 8
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animosity
(noun) strong dislike; bitter hostility

Syn: enmity, rancor, antipathy

Ant: affection, fondness, rapport, amity
apathy
(noun) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest

Syn: indifference, disinterest, detachment

Ant: enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, concer
apprehensive
(adjective) fearful or anxious, especially about the future

Syn: worried, nervous, fretful, jittery

Ant: unworried, assured, confident, certain
commend
(verb) to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of

Syn: applaud, entrust

Ant: abhor, loathe
compatible
(adjective)able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system

Syn: harmonious, in agreement, like-minded

Ant: mismatch, incongruous, antagonistic
condolence
(noun) an expression of sympathy

Syn: commiseration, solace, sympathy
consecrate
(verb) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose

Syn: devote, dedicate, sanctify

Ant: desecrate, defile, profane, dishonor
decrepit
(adjective) old and feeble; worn-out, ruined

Syn: infirm, broken-down, rickety, dilapidated

Ant: vigorous, robust, sturdy
deride
(verb) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt

Syn: mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at

Ant: praise, extol, acclaim, applaud
ingenuous
(adjective) innocent, simple; frank, sincere

Syn: naive, artless, guileless, candid

Ant: artful, crafty, worldly, sophisticated
multifarious
(adjective) having great variety; numerous and diverse

Syn:varied, manifold, heterogeneous

Ant: unvaried, uniform, homogeneous
obsolete
(adjective) out-of-date, no longer in use

Syn: outmoded, antiquated, passe, old hat

Ant: current, up-to-date, brand-new
omnivorous
(adjective) eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes

Syn: all-devouring, voracious
parsimonious
(adjective) stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small

Syn: Frugal, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheap

Ant: generous, openhanded
quandary
(noun) a state of perplexity or doubt

Syn: confusion, dilemma, predicament
recalcitrant
(adjective) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority

Syn: unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery

Ant: obedient, docile, cooperative, compliant
reprisal
(noun) an injury done in return for injury

Syn: retaliation, revenge, retribution
revel
(verb) to take great pleasure in
(noun) a wild celebration

Syn: (v.) to relish, savor, bask in, carouse

Ant: (v.) abhor, loathe
stultify
(verb) to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on

Syn: smother, stifle, neutralize, negate

Ant: arouse, excite, inspire, stimulate
suave
(adjective) smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses

Syn: sophisticated, urbane, polished

Ant: crude, clumsy, unpolished, oafish, loutish

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