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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level H Unit 1 Synonyms and Antonyms

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adjunct
associate, addition, accessory
bellwether
ringleader, initiator, barometer
caterwaul
whine, wail, screech
chimerical
fanciful, visionary, quixotic, pie-in-the-sky
effete
decadent, enfeebled, outmoded
fait accompli
accomplished fact
hidebound
intolerant, inflexible
hierarchy
chain of command, pecking order
liturgy
ceremony, observance
mirage
optical illusion
morass
bog, quagmire
noisome
fetid, noxious, vile, loathsome
oblivious
insensible
poltroon
craven, dastard, "chicken"
proselyte
novice, neophyte
quasi
kind of, semi-, as if
raillery
banter, persiflage
ribald
bawdy, risque
supine
prone, prostrate, inert
vignette
thumbnail sketch, anecdote
bellwether
follower, imitator, barometer
chimerical
realistic, down-to-earth, practicable
effete
thriving, burgeoning, vigorous, dynamic
hidebound
open-minded, tolerant, liberal, progressive
morass
solid ground, bedrock, terra firma
noisome
wholesome, pleasant, sweet-smelling
oblivious
aware, mindful, cognizant, alert
poltroon
hero, stalwart, gallart
proselyte
master, teacher, guide, guru
quasi
totally, completely, actually, in fact
ribald
seemly, proper, decorous
supine
upright, erect, perpendicular, verical
vignette
epic, full-length, treatment