Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary Level F Unit 7 Edited

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beneficent
(adj.) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

SYNONYMS: humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable
ANTONYMS: selfish, cruel, harmful, deletorious
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
(adj.) coarse, unfeeling; stupid

SYNONYMS: crude, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
ANTONYMS: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
desecrate
(v.) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

SYNONYMS: profane, defile, violate
ANTONYMS: revere, venerate, consecrate
disconcert
(v.) to confuse; to disturb the composure of

SYNONYMS: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze
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, humble
mitigate
(v.) to make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

SYNONYMS: lessen, relieve, alleviate
ANTONYMS: aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate

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