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40 terms

english 10, unit 8

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animosity
strong dislike; bitter hospitality
animosity
*enmity, rancor, antipathy
apathy
a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
apathy
*indifference, disinterest, detachment
apprehensive
fearful or anxious, especially about the future
apprehensive
*worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
commend
to praise, express approval; to present as worthy of attention; to commit to the care of
commend
*applaud, entrust
compatible
able to get along or work well together; capable of use with some other model or system
compatible
*harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
condolence
an expression of sympathy
condolence
*commiseration, solace, sympathy
consecrate
to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
consecrate
*devote, dedicate, sanctify
decrepit
old and feeble; worn-out, ruined
decrepit
*infirm, broken-down, rickety, dilapidated
deride
to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
deride
*mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at
ingenuous
innocent, simple; frank, sincere
ingenuous
*naive, artless, guileless, candid
multifarious
having great variety; numerous and diverse
multifarious
*varied, manifold, heterogeneous
obsolete
out-of-date, no longer in use
obsolete
*outmoded, antiquated, passé, old hat
omnivorous
eating every kind of food; eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
omnivorous
*all-devouring, voracious
parsimonious
stingy, miserly; meager, poor, small
parsimonious
*frugal, niggardly, penny-pinching, cheap
quandary
a state of perplexity or doubt
quandary
*confusion, dilemma, predicament
recalcitrant
stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
recalcitrant
*unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery
reprisal
an injury done in return for injury
reprisal
*retaliation, revenge, retribution
revel
to take great pleasure in; a wild celebration
revel
*relish, savor, bask in carouse
stultify
to make ineffective or useless, cripple; to have a dulling effect on
stultify
*smother, stifle, neutralize, negate
suave
smoothly agreeable or polite; pleasing to the senses
suave
*sophisticated, urbane, polished