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180 terms

Sadlier Oxford Syn. and Ant. Level B Units 7-15

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amiss
syn: awry
ant: properly
brawl
syn: scuffle, donnybrook; spar, scrap
detest
syn: despise, abhor
ant: relish, love, admire, esteem
domestic
syn: household, native; servant
ant: foreign, alien
flagrant
syn: blatant, gross, outrageous
ant: petty, piddling, trifling, inconsequential
flaw
syn: imperfection, blemish
ant: faultlessness, perfection
fledgling
syn: novice, tyro, neophyte
ant: pro, expert, veteran
fluster
syn: agitate, rattle, disconcert
ant: reassure, soothe, quiet
foremost
syn: leading, principal, paramount
ant: hindmost, last, secondary
momentum
syn: drive, thrust, impetus
notable
syn: noteworthy, impressive
ant: undistinguished, unremarkable, unknown
nurture
syn: raise, rear, foster
ant: neglect, ignore, discourage, hinder
paradox
syn: riddle, enigma, anomaly, absurdity
perjury
syn: false witness
presume
syn: surmise, trespass, infringe
prior
syn: previous, anterior
ant: subsequent, later, ensuing, following
proficient
syn: competent, adept, able
ant: incompetent, inept, unskilled, ignorant
salvo
syn: barrage, volley
vigilant
syn: attentive, on one's toes
ant: sleepy, inattentive, unobservant
wrath
syn: rage, fury, ire, choler, indignation
ant: favor, approval, pleasure
abnormal
syn: freakish, unnatural, irregular, anomalous
ant: normal, usual, regular, typical
capsize
syn: overturn, upend, tip over
ant: remain upright
catastrophe
syn: calamity, tragedy, cataclysm
ant: triumph, victory, success
decrease
syn: lessen, reduce, dwindle, diminish
ant: increase, grow, develop, wax
disputatious
syn: argumentative, quarrelsome, contentious
ant: nonargumentative, peaceable, pacific
eject
syn: oust, expel, kick out
ant: admit, let in, insert
flourish
syn: prosper, burgeon, increase
ant: wither, die, fade, shrivel up
incentive
syn: stimulus, spur, motive, inducement
ant: curb, check, restraint, hindrance
insubordinate
syn: defiant, unruly, mutinous
ant: obedient, submissive, docile, tractable
legible
syn: readable, clear, decipherable
ant: unreadable, indecipherable
nub
syn: core, kernel, nucleus, crux
ant: fringe, periphery, edge
onslaught
syn: assault, charge, foray, onset
ordain
syn: anoint, consecrate, enact, decree
ant: forbid, veto, cancel
outstrip
syn: outdo, outperform, outdistance, surpass
ant: trail, lag behind
pervade
syn: saturate, permeate, diffuse, imbue
prudent
syn: wary, sensible, judicious
ant: foolish, unwise, rash, reckless
quench
syn: douse, stifle, slake
ant: ignite, kindle
remnant
syn: remainder, residue, leftover, fragment
simultaneous
syn: occurring at the same time, concurrent
ant: occurring at different times
swerve
syn: veer, digress, sheer off
accelerate
syn: step up, quicken, hasten
ant: slow down, retard, decelerate
bystander
syn: observer, spectator, onlooker
ant: active participant
canvass
syn: poll, survey, solicit
casual
syn: accidental, haphazard, offhand
ant: formal, serious, premeditated, intentional
downtrodden
syn: mistreated, ground underfoot
ant: uplifted, liberated
entice
syn: lure, beguile
ant: nauseate, sicken, revolt, repel
erode
syn: corrode, abrade
ant: nurture, promote, encourage
flounder
syn: wallow, struggle
graphic
syn: lively, colorful, descriptive
ant: dull, boring, unrealistic
gruesome
syn: gory, hideous, grisly
ant: pleasant, delightful, appealing
melancholy
syn: depressed, dejected; dejection, depression
ant: merry, happy, cheerful; joy, elation
ordeal
syn: test, hardship
ant: pleasure, cinch
parch
syn: dry up, dehydrate, desiccate
ant: soak, drench, saturate, waterlog
persist
syn: persevere, keep at it, endure
ant: give up, discontinue
puny
syn: undersized, pint-size, small, weak
ant: robust, brawny, mammoth, gigantic
quibble
syn: nitpick, split hairs, cavil; squabble
ratify
syn: endorse, sanction, uphold
ant: cancel, repeal, annul, veto
regal
syn: majestic, stately, princely, august
ant: cancel, repeal, annul, veto
stifle
syn: strangle, suppress, snuff
ant: nurture, promote, encourage
vital
syn: indispensable, fundamental
ant: nonessential, unnecessary
bellow
syn: yell, bawl, holler; howl
ant: whisper; murmur
beneficiary
syn: recipient, heir
botch
syn: foul up, bungle, mangle
clutter
syn: litter, confusion
ant: order, tidiness, neatness
dilapidated
syn: in disrepair, deteriorated, gone to seed
ant: shipshape, trim
dismantle
syn: disassemble
ant: put together, assemble, construct
farce
syn: buffoonery, mockery
ant: tragedy, melodrama, tearjerker
futile
syn: fruitless, vain, ineffective
ant: successful, effective
grueling
syn: exhausting, punishing, taxing
ant: easy, effortless
hospitable
syn: gracious, cordial, courteous
ant: unfriendly, cold, icy, chilly
lair
syn: nest, burrow, hideaway
lavish
syn: excessive, profuse
ant: stingy, meager; begrudge, stint, deny
morbid
syn: depressed, unsound, "sick"
ant: wholesome, healthy, cheerful, blithe
notorious
syn: disgraceful, infamous, disreputable
ant: unknown, obscure, respectable
pamper
syn: coddle, cater to, indulge
ant: abuse, maltreat, mistreat, discipline
parasite
syn: sponger, freeloader, leech
shirk
syn: duck, sidestep
ant: fulfill, perform, shoulder, take on
surplus
syn: glut, surfeit, overage
ant: shortage, lack, dearth, paucity
timidity
syn: fearfulness, faintheartedness
ant: fearlessness, boldness, intrepidity
veto
syn: turn down, nix, forbid
ant: approve, endorse, ratify
adequate
syn: satisfactory, sufficing
ant: insufficient
ajar
ant: closed tight, shut, open wide
dialogue
syn: exchange of ideas
ant: monologue, soliloquy
emblem
syn: badge, insignia
gigantic
syn: enormous, colossal, mammoth
ant: tiny, infinitesimal, diminutive
havoc
syn: devastation, harm, disarray
ant: peace and quiet, calm, order
hearth
syn: chimney corner
implore
syn: entreat, beseech, pray
ant: demand forcefully, clamor for
infamous
syn: scandalous, villainous, flagrant, heinous
ant: glorious, splendid, illustrious, praiseworthy
innumerable
syn: countless, beyond reckoning
ant: countable, few in number
lax
syn: slack, negligent, remiss
ant: strict, vigilant, conscientious, scrupulous
mar
syn: scar, disfigure, deface
ant: beautify, embellish, repair
misdemeanor
syn: misdeed, petty offense or transgression
ant: felony, serious crime
mull
syn: consider, reflect on
narrative
syn: tale, chronicle
overture
syn: prelude, tender
ant: finale, postlude
pact
syn: compact, alliance, deal
stalemate
syn: standoff, draw; deadlock
ant: victory; defeat
vindictive
syn: vengeful, spiteful, malicious
ant: forgiving, relenting
wilt
syn: sag, weaken, shrivel up
ant: flourish, bloom, sprout, perk up
abound
syn: burst with, overflow with, teem with
ant: lack, want
braggart
syn: bigmouth; blowhard
cache
syn: stockpile, hoard, store
clarification
syn: elucidation, explication
despondent
syn: dejected, depressed, forlorn
ant: jubilant, elated
embezzle
syn: swindle, defraud
heartrending
syn: moving, sad, heartbreaking, poignant
ant: amusing, funny, hilarious
leisurely
syn: slow, relaxed
ant: hasty, hurried, rushed, hectic
lethargic
syn: lazy, sluggish, listless
ant: wide-awake, alert, energetic, dynamic
malady
syn: ailment, indisposition
ant: health, well-being
mellow
syn: dulcet, creamy
ant: unripe, green, harsh, grating, strident
nomadic
syn: roving, roaming, vagrant, migratory, itinerant
ant: stationary, settled, rooted, fixed
piecemeal
syn: bit by bit
ant: all at once
quest
syn: pursuit, venture
random
syn: haphazard, arbitrary
ant: planned, deliberate, systematic
rant
syn: rave, fume, spout, harangue
ant: whisper, mumble
reinforce
syn: strengthen, bolster, prop up, support
ant: weaken, undermine, sap, impair
seclusion
syn: aloneness, solitariness
ant: the thick of things
status
syn: situation, recognition
turmoil
syn: upheaval, tumult, chaos
ant: peace and quiet, order
agitation
syn: disquiet, uneasiness, upset
ant: peace of mind, composure, calm
blurt
syn: blab, let slip
chronological
syn: in time sequence, consecutive
countenance
syn: support, condone
ant: disapprove of
diminish
syn: lessen, decrease, dwindle
ant: increase, enlarge, augment
enchant
syn: delight, thrill, bewitch
ant: bore, nauseate, disgust
fluctuate
syn: waver, seesaw, oscillate
ant: stay put, remain unchanged
foster
syn: support, nurture, cultivate
ant: stifle, smother, quash, discourage
grovel
syn: crouch, cower, cringe, wallow
handicraft
syn: handiwork, manual art
hilarious
syn: highly amusing, side-splitting
ant: boring, dull, humorless, heartrending
magnitude
syn: extent, immensity, enormity
ant: smallness, unimportance, insignificance
massive
syn: bulky, huge, immense, monumental
ant: flimsy, frail, thin
maternal
syn: motherly, protective, sympathetic
ant: paternal, fatherly
pall
syn: bore, weary; gloom, shadow
ant: intrigue, fascinate; light, brightness
reputable
syn: reliable, respectable, trustworthy
ant: shady, unsavory, questionable
revere
syn: admire, esteem, cherish
ant: scorn, disdain, mock, deride
saga
syn: heroic tale, epic, chronicle
stodgy
syn: stuffy, tiresome, blah
ant: forward-looking, avant-garde, progressive
ignite
syn: inflame, light, kindle
ant: quench, extinguish, douse, put out
affliction
syn: illness, woe, torment, anguish
ant: blessing, boon, joy
akin
syn: kindred, like, comparable
ant: unrelated, dissimilar
cosmopolitan
syn: global, international, polished
ant: narrow, unsophisticated, provincial
elongate
syn: lengthen, stretch, protract
ant: shorten, abbreviate, contract
gala
syn: extravaganza, fete (fête); spectacular, grand
gaudy
syn: garish, loud, vulgar
ant: restrained, quiet, sober, sedate, tasteful
gratitude
syn: thanks, gratefulness
heed
syn: listen to, attend
ant: ignore, disregard
hoax
syn: deception, fake, ruse; dupe
impartial
syn: disinterested, neutral, objective
ant: one-sided, prejudiced, biased, partial
impostor
syn: cheat, trickster, four-flusher, pretender
inflate
syn: blow up, pump up, enlarge, exaggerate
ant: deflate, flatten, diminish
meager
syn: scanty, skimpy, sparse
ant: ample, plentiful, abundant, lavish
meditate
syn: ponder, contemplate, muse, ruminate
nutritious
syn: heathful, wholesome
oppress
syn: mistreat, persecute, grind underfoot
ant: pamper, coddle, free, liberate
pedestrian
syn: commonplace, prosaic
ant: driver, rider; original, novel
transmit
syn: pass on, convey, relay, deliver
vanquish
syn: beat, conquer, subdue
ant: succumb to, yield to
wan
syn: ashen, pasty, pallid, bloodless, gaunt
ant: rosy, ruddy, blooming, radiant
authoritative
syn: reliable, authoritarian
ant: unofficial, unreliable
bankrupt
syn: flat broke, insolvent
ant: financially sound, solvent
clamor
syn: uproar, din, racket; cry out for
coincide
syn: agree, concur, match
cynical
syn: skeptical, sarcastic, contemptuous
ant: hopeful, optimistic
despot
syn: dictator, autocrat, strongmen
feud
syn: dispute, vendetta
ant: pact, agreement, harmony, concord
haggle
syn: bargain with, dicker with, wrangle
hardy
syn: rugged, sturdy, resolute, stalwart
ant: frail, feeble, weak
harmonious
syn: agreeable, compatible, tuneful
ant: harsh, grating, discordanthoard
hoard
syn: amass, stockpile, cache
ant: waste, throw away, squander
indisposed
syn: ailing, unwell, reluctant
ant: healthy, willing, eager
legacy
syn: bequest, heritage
legitimate
syn: legal, right, proper, genuine
ant: unlawful, illegal, improper, unauthorized
mirth
syn: merriment, glee
ant: gloom, sadness, sorrow
officiate
syn: chair, preside, emcee, moderate
partial
syn: incomplete, biased, prejudiced, fond of
ant: complete, fair, just, unbiased
patronize
syn: do business with, deal with, trade with
ant: boycott, refuse to deal with
rite
syn: observance, ritual, liturgy
sagacious
syn: smart, clever, astute
ant: silly, foolish, ill-advised, dopey