22 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G Unit 14

All 20 words from Sadlier-Oxford's Level G Vocabulary Book, Unit 14
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Beatific
(adj.) blissful; rendering or making blessed

SYN: rapturous, ecstatic

ANT: disconsolate, dejected, doleful
Behemoth
(n.) a creature of enormous size, power, or appearance

SYN: whale, elephant, colossus

ANT: dwarf, pygmy, midget
Blandishment
(n., often pl.) anything designed to flatter or coax; sweet talk

SYN: allurement, cajolery

ANT: intimidation
Cacophonous
(adj.) harsh-sounding, raucous, discordant, dissonant

ANT: harmonious, melodious, mellifuous
Chicanery
(n.) trickery, deceptive practices or tactics, double-dealing

ANT: fair dealing
Complaisant
(adj.) obliging, wanting to please or serve others

SYN: obliging, accommodating, eager to please

ANT: uncooperative, unobliging, insubordinate
Consign
(v.) to give over to another's care, charge, or control; to entrust, deliver; to set apart for a special use

SYN: remit, convey
Coup
(n.) a highly successful stroke, masterstroke, act, plan, or stratagem; a sudden takeover of power or leadership

ANT: blunder, faux pas, gaffe
Euphemism
(n.) a mild or inoffensive expression used in place of a harsh or unpleasant one; a substitute
Febrile
(adj.) feverish; pertaining to or marked by fever; frenetic

ANT: leisurely
Gainsay
(v.) to deny, contradict, controvert; to dispute, oppose

ANT: confirm, corroborate, support, admit
Imminent
(adj.) about to happen, threatening

SYN: looming

ANT: distant, remote, faraway
Innate
(adj.) natural, inborn, inherent; built-in

SYN: congenital

ANT: learned, acquired, extrinsic, accidental
Loath
(adj.) unwilling, reluctant, disinclined

SYN: averse, indisposed

ANT: eager, inclined
Manifest
(adj.) clear, evident to the eyes or mind; (v.) to show plainly, exhibit, evince; (n.) a list of cargo and/or passengers

SYN: (adj.) apparent; (v.) reveal, disclose

ANT: (adj.) unrevealed, hidden; (v.) hide, conceal
Minutiae
(pl. n) small or trivial details, trifling matters

SYN: trifles

ANT: essentials
Moratorium
(n.) a suspension of activity; an official waiting period; an authorized period of delay

SYN: postponement, stoppage

ANT: escalation
Nostrum
(n.) an alleged cure-all; a remedy or scheme of questionable effectiveness

SYN: elixir
Pariah
(n.) one who is rejected by a social group or organization

SYN: untouchable, persona non grata
Replete
(adj.) filled to capacity; provided in abundance

SYN: bursting, bristling, filled

ANT: devoid, empty, barren, lacking
Visionary
(adj.) not practical, lacking in realism; having the nature of a fantasy or dream; (n.) one given to far-fetched ideas

SYN: (adj.) utopian, idealistic, impractical

ANT: (adj.) practical
Wizened
(adj., part) dry, shrunken, and wrinkled (often as the result of aging)

SYN: withered, shriveled

ANT: bloated, distended

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