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46 terms

unit 6; level G

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abject
(adj.) degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved
synonyms: wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer, utter
ab-
away
ject-
throw
agnostic
(n.) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; (adj.) without faith, skeptical
synonyms: (n.) doubter
gnos-
know
complicity
(n.) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice
synonyms: connivance
co-
with, together
plic-
fold
derelict
(n.) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; (adj.) left abandoned, neglected of duty
synonyms: (n.) vagrant, (adj.) remiss, delinquent
de-
(-)
re-
back, behind
lic-
left
diatribe
(n.) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack
synonyms: harangue, tirade
effigy
(n.) a crude image of a despised person
synonyms: figure, figurine, likeness
ex-
out
fic- or fac-
to do, to make
equity
(n.) the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and any mortgage or claim
synonyms: justice, fairness, impartiality
equi-
equal
inane
(adj.) silly, empty of meaning or value
synonyms: vapid, idiotic, moronic, fatuous
indictment
(n.) the act of accusing; a formal accusation
synonyms: charge, accusation
in-
into
dict-
word, speak
indubitable
(adj.) certain, not to be doubted or denied
synonyms: unquestionable, indisputable
dubit-
doubt
intermittent
(adj.) stopping and starting again, sporadic
synonyms: fitful, spasmodic, random
inter-
between
mitt-
send
moot
(adj.) open to discus and debate, unresolved; (v.) to bring up for discussion; (n.) a hypothetical law case argued by studens
synonyms: (adj.) debatable, questionable (v.) broach
motif
(n.) a principle idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design
neophyte
(n.) a new convert, beginner, novice
synonyms: tenderfoot, tyro, rookie
neo-
new
phyte-
plant
perspicacity
(n.) keenness in observing and understanding
synonyms: acuity, acumen, discernment
per-
through
spic-
sight
plenary
(adj.) complete in all aspects or essentials, absolute, attended by all qualified manners
synonyms: unlimited, unrestricted
plen-
full
surveillance
(n.) watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation
synonyms: observation, scrutiny, monitoring
sur-
above
veil-
vigil
sylvan
(adj.) pertaining to or of characteristics of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody
synonyms:forested, arcadian
testy
(adj.) easily irritated, characterized by impatience and exasperation
synonyms: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant
test-
head
travesty
(n.) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation, a disguise; especially the clothing of the opposite sex (v.) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion
synonyms: (n.) burlesque, parody, caricature, farce
trans-
across (tra-)
vest-
clothes