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131 terms

English Vocab - Biersach

vocab. for the first unit
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abhor
loathe; detest
abridged
condensed; shortened
apprehensive
fearful; uneasy
boisterous
clamorous; noisy
chide
harass; scold
deplore
lament; grieve
desolate
barren; abandon
dissemble
misleading; disguise
effusive
overflowing; gushing
eminent
prominent; noteworthy
frugal
thrifty; unwasting
malice
spitefulness; malevolence
manifest
apparent; evident
piety
allegiance; reverence
posterity
descendants; lineage
prodigal
wasteful; lavish
prodigious
extraordinary; immeasurable
quell
suppress; extinguish
ratify
confirm; verify
satiate
satisfy; surfeit
slothful
indolent; lazy
temperance
self-restraint; abstinence
tumultuous
disorderly; distraught
covenant
agreement; commitment
providence
foresight; prudence
seraph
angel; guardian
abyss
chasm; pit
adherent
supporter; follower
alacrity
promptness; enthusiasm
amiable
agreeable; lovable
anachronism
undated; misplacement
ascetic
self-denying; austere
assiduous
diligent; laborious
audacity
boldness; recklessness
august
impressive; majestic
austere
stern; inflexible
aversion
dislike; opposition
beguile
mislead; delude
beseech
beg; plead
cogitate
think; ponder
conciliatory
reconciling; soothing
dearth
scarcity; shortage
debauchery
corruption; indulgence
decorum
propriety; etiquette
derision
ridicules; jokes
disconcerted
confused; upset
dissimulate
pretend; feign
duplicity
double-meaning; hypocrisy
egress
exit; departure
emaciated
thin; wasted
ennui
boredom; dissatisfaction
exemplary
outstanding; commendable
exhort
urge; encourage
gaudy
flashy; showy
gaunt
lean; haggard
harangue
speech; lecture
ignominious
shameful; dishonored
incessant
uninterrupted; unceasing
infamous
disgraceful; despicable
malleable
impressionable; manageable
misanthrope
cynic; recluse
obsequious
servile; sycophantic
ominous
threatening; haunting
pallid
pale; wan
precedent
antecedent; model
profuse
excessive; lavish
progenitor
ancestor; predecessor
propinquity
nearness; kinship
refrain
resist; chorus
somnambulist
sleepwalker;
soporific
sleep-causing; hypnotic
torrent
flood; rush
transitory
impermanent; fleeting
tremulous
trembling; wavering
vehement
enthusiastic; ardent
vicissitudes
change; alteration
vindicate
justify; support
vivacious
animated; lively
voluptuous
attractive; sensuous
wanton
unrestrained; malicious
urchin
brat; juvenile
termagant
unlawful; tumultuous
shrew
vixen; hellion
notorious
infamous; scandalous
monotonous
boring; recurrent
mien
appearance; demeanor
loathsome
hateful; abominable
fiend
barbarian; savage
emphatic
determined; earnest
abate
subside; decrease
abject
wretched; dejected
anathema
abomination; curse
assail
assault; abuse
capricious
unpredictable; fickle
complicit
involved; participatory
corpulent
fat; obese
dexterity
skill; finesse
disdain
hate; contempt
dissipation
dissolution; recreation
docile
obedient; easygoing
emancipate
free; liberate
fervent
ardent; hot
impunity
exemption; liberty
insurrection
rebellion; uprising
intimate
hint; affectionate
languor
lassitude; depression
licentious
amoral; unrestrained
loquacious
talkative; verbose
ostracize
ban; exclude
paltry
insignificant; trifling
panegyric
praise; salutation
plaintive
mournful; melancholy
prostrate
prone; reclining
retort
reply; response
servile
slavish; cringing
slovenly
untidy; careless
superfluous
unnecessary; excessive
surmise
suspect; imagine
tenacious
adamant; obstinate
tenet
doctrine; dogma
widower
matron; widow
untoward
annoying; disastrous
tableau
illustration; representation
punctilious
meticulous; persnickety
procure
acquire; obtain
pervade
penetrate; extend
grizzled
gray; silvery
grave
gloomy; ponderous
expostulate
argue; protest
despotic
oppressive; dictatorial
commence
initiate; originate