20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 7

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austere
(adj.) severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

SYNONYMS: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned
ANTONYMS: mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant
beneficent
(adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

SYNONYMS: humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable
ANTONYMS: selfish, cruel, harmful, deletorious
cadaverous
(adj.) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

SYNONYMS: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
ANTONYMS: robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
concoct
(v.) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

SYNONYMS: create, fashion, rustle up
crass
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid

SYNONYMS: crude, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
ANTONYMS: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
debase
(v.) to lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

SYNONYMS: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
ANTONYMS: elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
desecrate
(v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

SYNONYMS: profane, defile, violate
ANTONYMS: revere, venerate, consecrate
disconcert
(v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of

SYNONYMS: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze
ANTONYMS: relax, calm, put at ease
grandiose
(adj.) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

SYNONYMS: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
ANTONYMS: simple, modest, humble
inconsequential
(adj.) trifling, unimportant

SYNONYMS: trivial, negligible, paltry
ANTONYMS: important, essential, crucial
infraction
(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation

SYNONYMS: violation, transgression, offense
mitigate
(v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

SYNONYMS: lessen, relieve, alleviate
ANTONYMS: aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate
pillage
(v.) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n.) the act of looting; booty

SYNONYMS: (v.) ravage, sack, loot; (n.) booty
prate
(v.) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

SYNONYMS: prattle, blab, palaver
ANTONYM: come to the point
punctilious
(adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

SYNONYMS: precise, scrupulous
ANTONYMS: careless, perfunctory
redoubtable
(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent

SYNONYMS: formidable, august
ANTONYMS: laughable, risible
reprove
(v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke

SYNONYMS: chastise, upbraid, reproach
ANTONYMS: praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
restitution
(n.) the act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage

SYNONYMS: reimbursement, redress, restoration
stalwart
(adj.) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; (n.) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

SYNONYMS: (adj.) sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; (n.) mainstay
ANTONYMS: (adj.) weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating
vulnerable
(adj.) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

SYNONYMS: defenseless, unguarded
ANTONYMS: invincible, protected, safe, secure

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