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36 terms

English Lesson 19

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tantamount
of essentially equal value or significance
tantamount
S: equivalent, commensurate
tantamount
A: incomparable
subversive
in opposition to authority or government
subversive
S: dissident, rebellious
subversive
A: loyal
conducive
tending to cause or bring about
conducive
S: contributive
amenable
agreeable; responsive to suggestion or advice
amenable
S: responsive, tractable
amenable
A: inflexible
stricture
a restraint or limit
stricture
S: constraints, limitations
sedentary
characterized by or requiring sitting; motionless
sedentary
S: inactive
influx
an inward flow
influx
A: outflow
rigorous
severe, relentless, harsh
rigorous
S: arduous, austere, grueling
rigorous
A: easy, painless
patina
a sheen on a surface resulting from age and use
placebo
a fake drug used in the testing of medication
junta
a military group ruling a country after seizing power
pinnacle
a peak or climax
pinnacle
S: summit, apex
pinnacle
A: nadir
mollify
to reduce, sooth, or calm
mollify
S: placate, pacify
mollify
A: enrage
perjury
the act of lying under oath
plaintive
expressing sorow; mournful
plaintive
S: melancholic
plaintive
A: joyful
phon
sound (root)
tele
afar or at a distance (root)
put
to clean, to prune, or to reckon (root)