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20 terms

Spring vocab 1

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Voluble
talkative SYN: long-winded, glib, garrulous, loquacious ANT: reticent, terse, laconic, taciturn
Commiserate
to sympathize SYN: condole
Dilemma
a predicament SYN: quandary, quagmire
Transitory
passing, temporary, fleeting SYN: transient, ephemeral, evanescent
Philanthropic
charitable, benevolent
Lethargy
lack of energy, sluggishness SYN: apathy, stupor, torpor
Exonerate
to free from blame SYN: acquit, absolve
Pugnacious
given to fight; combative; quarrelsome SYN: contentious, belligerent, bellicose ANT: peaceable, clement
Contrition
remorse, penitence, repentance
Abrogate
to abolish by legal action SYN: cancel, revoke, repeal, annul, nullify, rescind
Officious
nosy, intrusive, prying
Intractable
hard to manage or control; stubborn; unruly ANT: obedient, compliant, malleable, docile, tractable
Altruism
selflessness ANT: egoism, self-centeredness
Accolade
an award; sign of respect or esteem; expression of praise
Vernacular
common, everyday, informal language of ordinary people
Judicious
wise and careful, showing sound judgement SYN: sensible, prudent ANT: thoughtless, foolhardy, impetuous
Chrysalis
the pupa of a butterfly; a sheltered, undeveloped state of being
Genteel
refined, well-bred, sophisticated
Jovial
merry, jolly
Subterfuge
a deception, trick SYN: stratagem, ruse