Sadlier-Oxford 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 flavour
Synonyms: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
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, deleterious
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
(adl.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid
Synonyms: crude, vulgar, 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, honor, venerate, consecrate
disconcert
(v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of
Synonyms: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
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, unaffected, humble
inconsequential
(adj.) trifling, unimportant
Synonyms: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
Antonyms: important, essential, crucial, vital
infraction
(n.) a breaking of a law or obligation
Synonyms: violation, transgression, breach, offense
mitigate
(v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity
Synonyms: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
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: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver
Antonyms: come to the point, not waste words
punctilious
(adj.) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety
Synonyms: precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
Antonyms: careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
redoubtable
(adj.) inspiring fear or awe; illustrious, eminent
Synonyms: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august
Antonyms: laughable, risible, contemptible
reprove
(v.) to find fault with, scold, rebuke
Synonyms: chide, 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: compensation, 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, exposed, unguarded
Antonyms: invincible, protected, safe, secure