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Level E Unit 11 Vocab.

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allude
to refer to casually or indirectly Synonyms: suggest institute, hint at, intimate
clairvoyant
supernaturally perceptive, one who posses extrasensory powers, seer Synonyms: insightful, discerning, uncanny, visionary Antonyms: blind, unseeing, myopic, dense, imperceptive
conclusive
serving to settle an issue, final Synonyms: decisive, indisputable, convincing, definitive Antonyms: unsettled, provisional, indefinite
disreputable
not respectable, not esteemed Synonyms: disgraceful, discreditable, shady Antonyms: honest, aboveboard, respectable, creditable
endemic
native or confined to a particular region or people; characteristic of or prevalent in a field Synonyms: indigenous, restricted to Antonyms: alien, foreign, extraneous
exemplary
worthy of imitation, commendable; serving as a model Synonyms: praiseworthy, meritorious, sterling, illustrative Antonyms: infamous, notorious, scandalous, disreputable
fathom
to understand , get to the bottom of; to determine the depth of; a measure of depth in water
guile
treacherous cunning, deceit Synonyms: trickery, duplicity, chicanery Antonyms: candor, artlessness, naïveté, plain dealing
integrity
honesty, high moral standards; an unimpaired condition, completeness, soundness Synonyms: rectitude, probity Antonyms: dishonesty, corruption, turpitude
itinerary
a route of travel; a record of travel; a guidebook Synonyms: schedule, program
misconstrue
to interpret wrongly; mistake the meaning of Synonyms: misjudge, misinterpret,
obnoxious
highly offensive, arousing strong dislike Synonyms: disagreeable, repugnant, hateful, odious Antonyms: agreeable, pleasing, engaging, personable
placate
to appease, soothe, pacify Synonyms: satisfy, mollify, allay, conciliate Antonyms: vex, irk, provoke. exasperate, annoy
placid
calm peaceful Synonyms: undistributed, tranquil, quiet, serene Antonyms: stormy, agitated, turbulent, tempestuous
plagiarism
passing off or using as one's own the writing (or other materials) of another person Synonyms: piracy, theft
potent
powerful: highly effective Synonyms: mighty, formidable, forceful, Antonyms: weak, inept, feckless, powerless, ineffective
pretext
a false reason, deceptive excuse Synonyms: pretense, cover story, rationale, evasion
protrude
to stick out, thrust forth Synonyms: project, jut out, bulge
stark
harsh, unrelieved, desolate, utterly Synonyms: sheer, downright, grim, bleak, absolutely Antonyms: bright, cheerful, embellished, ornate
superficial
on or near the surface, concerned with or understanding only what is on the surface, shallow Synonyms: skin deep, insubstantial, cursory, slapdash Antonyms: deep, profound, thorough, exhaustive