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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(adjective)out-of-date, no longer in use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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