English Vocab 1st semester words FOR FINAL

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altruistic
unselfish, concerned with the welfare of others
altruistic
Synonyms: Selfless
Antonyms: Selfish, Self-centered
clemency
mercy, humaneness; mildness, moderateness
clemency
synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness
clemency
antonyms: harshness, severity, cruelty, inflexibility
dearth
a lack, scarcity, inadequate supply; a famine
dearth
synonyms: insufficiency, want, paucity
dearth
antonyms: surplus, oversupply, glut, abundance
diffident
shy, lacking, self-confidence, modest, reserved
diffident
synonyms: timid, bashful, unassertive, withdrawn
diffident
antonyms: bold, brash, audacious, self-confident, jaunty
facile
easily done or attained, superficial, read, fluent, easily shown but not sincerely felt
facile
synonyms: effortless, assured, poised, specious
facile
antonyms: labored, awkward, halting
infallible
free from error, absolutely dependable
infallible
synonyms: unerring, certain
antonyms: imperfect
remiss
neglectful in performance of one's duty, careless
remiss
synonyms: negligent, lax, slack
remiss
antonyms: scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
temerity
rashness, boldness
temerity
synonyms: recklessness, foolhardiness, effrontery
temerity
antonyms: timidity, fearfulness, diffidence, humility
truculent
fierce and cruel; aggressive, deadly, destructive, scathingly harsh
truculent
synonyms: brutal, savage, belligerent, vitrolic
truculent
antonyms: gentle, mild, meek, unthreatening
unfeigned
sincere, real, without pretense
unfeigned
synonyms: genuine, heartfelt
unfeigned
antonyms: insincere, simulated, phony
virulent
extremely poisonous; full of malice; spiteful
virulent
synonyms: venomous, noxious, baneful, hateful
virulent
antonyms: innocuous, harmless, benign
Ascertain
to find out
Ascertain
Synonyms: discover, determine, establish
Cogent
Forceful, convincing, relevant, to the point
Cogent
Synonyms: persuasive, compelling
Cogent
Antonyms: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevant
Expunge
to erase, obliterate, destroy
Expunge
Synonyms: delete, efface, annihilate
Expunge
Antonyms: insert, mark, imprint, impress
Nonchalant
cool and confident, unconcerned
Nonchalant
Synonyms: composed, unruffled, indifferent, blasé
Nonchalant
Antonyms: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed
Scrupulous
exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details, having high moral standards, principled
Scrupulous
Synonyms: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
Scrupulous
Antonyms: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
Skulk
to move about stealthily, to lie in hiding
Skulk
Synonyms: lurk, slink, prowl
Supercilious
proud and contemptuous, showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
Supercilious
Synonyms: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
Supercilious
Antonyms: humble, meek, deferential, servile
Uncanny
strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
Uncanny
Synonyms: eerie, inexplicable, strange
Venial
easily excused, pardonable
Venial
Synonyms: excusable, forgivable
Venial
Antonyms: inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable
adversary
an enemy, opponent
adversary
Synonyms: antagonist, rival, foe
adversary
Antonyms: friend, ally, supporter
artifice
a skillful or ingenious device, a clever trick, a clever skill, trickery
artifice
Synonyms: ruse, stratagem, contrivance
craven
cowardly (adjective), a coward (noun)
craven
Synonyms: fearful, faint hearted, pusillanimous
craven
Antonyms: brave, courageous, valiant
inclement
stormy, harsh, severe, in attitude or action
inclement
Synonyms: blustery, tempestuous, implacable
inclement
Antonyms: mild, gentle, balmy, tranquil
negligible
so unimportant that it can be disregarded
negligible
Synonyms: trivial, inconsequential, insignificant
negligible
Antonyms: significant, crucial, momentous
perpetuate
to make permanent or long lasitng
perpetuate
Synonyms: continue, preserve, prolong indefinitely
perpetuate
Antonyms: discontinue, abolish, abandon
precedent
an example that may serve as a basis for imitation or later action
precedent
Synonyms: guide, tradition, model
punitive
inflicting or aiming at punishment
punitive
Synonyms: penalizing, retaliatory
redress
(v) to set right, remedy; (n) relief from wrong or injury
redress
Synonyms: rectify, correct, migrate
urbane
refined in a manner or style, suave
urbane
Synonyms: elegant
Antonyms: crude, uncouth, boorish
Adroit
Skillful, expert in the use of the hands or mind
Adroit
Synonyms: Clever, deft, dexterous, slick
Adroit
Antonyms: Clumsy, inept, all thumbs
Amicable
Peaceable, friendly
Amicable
Synonyms: Congenial, neighborly, cordial
Amicable
Antonyms: Hostile, antagonistic
Belligerent
Given to fighting, warlike; combative, aggressive; One at war, one engaged in war (adjective OR noun!)
Belligerent
Synonyms: Assertive, truculent, pugnacious
Belligerent
Antonyms: Peaceful, conciliatory, placid
Benevolent
Kindly, charitable
Benevolent
Synonyms: Benign, well-meaning
Benevolent
Antonyms: Malicious, spiteful, malevolent
Extol
To praise extravagantly
Synonyms: Glorify, applaud, acclaim, hail
Extol
Antonyms: Criticize, belittle, disparage
Impetus
a moving force, impulse, stimulus
Impetus
Synonyms: impulse, incentive, spur
Impetus
Antonyms: curb, hindrance, impediment, constraint
Meticulous
Extremely careful, particular about details
Meticulous
Synonyms: Fastidious, painstaking, fussy
Meticulous
Antonyms: Careless, negligent, sloppy
Tepid
Lukewarm, unenthusiastic, marked by an absence of interest
Tepid
Synonyms: insipid, halfhearted, wishy-washy
Tepid
Antonyms: heated, excited, enthusiastic
Adulterate
to corrupt, to make worse by the addition of something of lesser value
Adulterate
Synonyms:Contaminate, pollute, sully
Adulterate
Antonyms:Purify, purge, expurgate
Dour
Stern, unyielding, gloomy, ill-humored
Dour
Synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
Dour
Antonyms: cheery, inviting, genial
Fortitude
Courage in facing difficulties
Fortitude
Synonyms: resolve, steadfastness, mettle
Fortitude
Antonyms: fearfulness, timidity, faintheartedness
Insidious
intended to deceive or entrap, sly, treacherous
Insidious
Synonyms: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
Insidious
Antonyms: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
Intimation
a hint, an indirect suggestion
Intimation
Synonyms: clue, indication, inkling
Stolid
Not easily moved mentally or emotionall, dull, unresponsive
Stolid
Synonyms: impassive, phlegmatic
Stolid
Antonyms: emotional, oversensitive, high-strung
accede
to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
accede
synonyms: consent, concur, comply, assent
accede
antonyms: demur, balk at
brandish
to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
brandish
synonyms: swing, shake
comprise
to include or contain, to be made up of
comprise
synonyms: compose, constitute, encompass
antonyms: exclude
deft
skillful, nimble
deft
synonyms: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
deft
antonyms: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
extirpate
to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
extirpate
synonyms: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
extirpate
antonyms: implant, sow, foster, nourish
officious
meddling, excessively forward in offering services or assuming authority
officious
synonyms: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
officious
antonyms: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
solace
comfort, relief; to comfort or console
solace
synonyms: soothe, reassure, cheer up
solace
antonyms: vex, aggravate, upset
supple
bending easily, bending with agility; readily adaptable, servile
supple
synonyms: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
supple
antonyms: rigid, unbending, hidebound
suppress
to stop by force, to put down
suppress
synonyms: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence
suppress
antonyms: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate
impervious
not affected or hurt by; admitting of no passage or entrance
impervious
synonyms: impenetrable, resistant, proof against
impervious
antonyms: porous, permeable, vulnerable
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