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20 terms

Level G Unit 10

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Askance
(adv) With suspicion, distrust, or disapproval
synonyms: distrustfully, suspiciously, skeptically
Attenuate
(v) To make thin, to weaken
synonyms: thin out, dilute, water down
antonyms: thicken, strengthen, bolster
Benign
(adj) Gentle, kind, forgiving
synonyms: benevolent, salutary, salubrious, harmless
antonyms: malevolent, deleterious
Cavil
(v) To find fault in a petty way
synonyms: nitpick, quibble
Charlatan
(n) A pretender, an impostor
synonyms: fraud, mountebank
Decimate
(v) To destroy
synonyms: ravage, devastate
Foible
(n) A weak point, minor flaw
synonyms: shortcoming, defect, quirk
antonyms: forte, virtue
Forgo
(v) To do without, to give up
synonyms: refrain from, renounce
antonyms: indulge in, partake of
Fraught
(adj) Full or loaded with
synonyms: charged with
antonyms: devoid of, lacking, deficient in
Inure
(v) To toughen
synonyms: accustom, acclimate
Luminous
(adj) Emitting light, reflecting light, glowing
synonyms: radiant, bright, refulgent, lustrous
antonyms: dark, opaque, dim, murky
Obsequious
(adj) marked by slavish attentiveness; excessively submissive, often for purely self-interested reasons
synonyms: fawning, servile, sycophanatic, mealymouthed
antonyms: assertive, bumptious, overbearing, candid, frank, independent
Obtuse
(adj) Blunt, dull, stupid, measuring between 90 degrees and 180 degrees
synonyms: stupid, dumb, thick, mild, dull-witted
antonyms: acute, perceptive, quick-witted
Oscillate
(v) To swing back and forth, vacillate
synonyms: vibrate, vacillate
Penitent
(adj) Regretful of one's sins
synonyms: remorseful, regretful, rueful, sorry
antonyms: unrepentant, remorseless
Peremptory
(adj) A command that gives no room for debate, denial, or refusal
synonyms: high-handed, unconditional
antonyms: irresolute, tentative, mild, unassuming
Rebuff
(v) To repel away, to reject
synonyms: spurn, repulse, reject (n) setback
antonyms: accept, welcome
Reconnoiter
(v) Reconnaissance, scout, to make a preliminary inspection
synonym: scout
Shambles
(n) A place of mass bloodshed, a mess
Sporadic
(adj) Occurring at irregular intervals, having no set plan or order
synonyms: intermittent, spasmodic
antonyms: constant, steady, continuous, uninterrupted