21 terms

Vocab Test Number 2

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Precipice (noun)
Def: A very steep rock space or cliff, typically a tall one.
Syn: Ledge, cliff, height
Ant: Valley, gorge, ravine
Turbid (adj.)
Def: Cloudy or thick suspended matter.
Syn: Murky, cloudy.
Ant: Clear.
Appropriation (noun)
Def:
1. The action of taking something for one's own use, typically without permission.
2. A sum of money or total of assets devoted to a special purpose.
Syn: Confiscation, sequestration, seizure, requisition, allection, alloment, allowance.
Ant: Bestowal
Comity (noun)
Def:
1. Courtesy and considerate behavior toward others.
2. An association of nations for their mutual benefit or the mutual recognition by nations of laws and customs of others.
Syn: Civility, respectfulness, courteousness, alliance, coalition, union, confederation.
Ant: rudeness, disrespectfulness.
Hallowed (adj.)
Def: Honored as holy: greatly revered or respected.
Syn: Sacred, consecrated, blessed, honored, sacrosanct.
Ant: Unholy, abhorrent.
Peculiar (adj.)
Def:
1. Strange or odd; unusual.
2. Belonging exclusively to, particular to; referring to something distinctive to or characteristic of a particular place or people.
Syn: Bizarre, weird, characteristic of, typical of, indicative of, distinctive, special
Ant: ordinary
Perennial (adj.)
Def: Lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time; enduring or continually recurring.
Syn: abiding, persisting, unfailing, overloading, perpetual, eternal.
Ant: Fleeting, short-lived, ephemeral.
(to) Subvert (verb)
Def: To undermine the power and authority of an established system or institution.
Syn: Destabilize, sabotage, damage.
Ant: Strengthen, fortify.
Adamant (adj.)
Def: Refusing to be persuaded to or change one's mind.
Syn: Unwavering, uncompromising, resolute, resolved, unrelenting.
Ant: flexible, variable.
(to) Secede (verb)
Def: To withdraw formally from membership in a federal union, an alliance, or a political or religious organization.
Syn: Withdraw, split, disaffiliate.
Ant: Join, affiliate.
(to) Subjugate (verb)
Def: To bring under domination or control, especially by conquest; to make someone or something subordinate.
Syn: Conquer, crush, enslave.
Ant: Liberate.
(to) Indoctrinate (verb)
Def: To teach a person or group to accept a set of beliefs uncritically; to brainwash.
Syn: Brainwash, propagandize.
Ant: N/A
(to) Quell (verb)
Def: To stop; to put an end to something; to subdue or silence; to suppress.
Syn: End, crush, squash, subdue, suppress, squelch.
Ant: Begin, encourage.
(to) Consecrate (verb)
Def: To make or declare something sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose.
Syn: Sanctify, bless, reserve, anoint, ordain.
Ant: Desecrate, denounce, condemn.
(to) Desecrate (verb)
Def: To treat a sacred place or thing with violent disrespect; violate.
Syn: Debase, degrade, dishonor.
Ant: Consercrate.
(to) Assuage (verb)
Def:
1. To make an unpleasant feeling less intense.
2. To satisfy an appetite or desire.
Syn: Alleviate, relieve, case, soothe, satisfy, gratify.
Ant: Aggravate, intensify.
(to) Alleviate (verb)
Def: To make suffering, deficiency, or a problem less severe.
Syn: Assuage, reduce, ease, relieve, diminish, lessen.
Ant: Aggravate.
Derision (noun)
Def: Contemptuous, disrespectful, or scornful ridicule or mockery.
Syn: Ridicule, scorn, insult, disrespectful, unkindness.
Ant: Flattery, praise, kindness, appreciation.
Disapprobation (noun)
Def: Very strong disapproval, typically on moral grounds.
Syn: Condemnation, denunciation, disapproval.
Ant: Approval, support.
(to) Attribute (verb)
Def:
1. To regard something as being caused by something or someone.
2. To ascribe a work or remark to a particular author, artist, or speaker.
Syn: Ascribe, accredit, credit, cite.
Ant: Discredit, disregard.
(to) Vex (verb)
Def:
1. To make someone feel frustrated or annoyed.
2. To cause distress or to cause worry.
Syn: Irritate, provoke, infuriate, exasperate.
Ant: Delight, please.