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All-in-One High School Literature & Comp.: Finals' Vocabulary

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Bellicose
Synonym(s): aggressive, antagonistic Antonym(s): calm, easygoing
Acumen
Synonym(s): awareness, brilliance Antonym(s): ignorance, inability
Guile
Synonym(s): artifice, chicanery Antonym(s): honesty, openness
Misconstrue
Synonym(s): distort, exaggerate Antonym(s): discern, get
Palatable
Synonym(s): acceptable, attractive Antonym(s): bitter, disagreeable
Utopian
Antonym of realistic
Unwonted
Unusual or unexpected
Murky
Antonym of transparent
Verbiage
Synonym of diction
Piquant
Antonym of bland
Avid
Antonym of reluctant
Suppliant
To ask humbly and earnestly
Overt
Antonym of secret
Summarily
Synonym of promptly
Accost
Antonym of evade
Arrogate
To claim or take without right
Insatiable
Synonym of unquenchable
Belabor
To work on excessively
Banal
Synonym of stale
Germane
Antonym of irrelevant
Consummate
To bring to a state of completion or perfection
Glean
To gather bit by bit
Bastion
Synonym of stronghold
Concord
Antonym of disagreement
Atrophy
Antonym of development
Acuity
Sharpness, particularly of mind or sense
Delineate
To portray, sketch or describe in accurate and vivid detail
Figment
Fabrication of the mind
Penchant
Synonym of propensity
Reputed
Antonym of corroborated
Travesty
Grossly inferior imitation
Intermittent
Starting and stopping again
Abject
Antonym of noble
Indictment
The act of accusing
Equity
Synonym of fairness
Allay
To calm or pacify
Demur
To object or take exception to
Convivial
Synonym of jovial
Jettison
Antonym of retain
Misanthrope
A person who despises people
Obligatory
Required, demanded
Alacrity
Promptness, eagerness
Deduce
To draw a conclusion
Allude
To refer to in an indirect way
Pensive
Deep in thought
Odoriferous
Giving off a smell
Indolent
Lazy
Propagate
To reproduce, to cause the spread of
Expostulate
To argue earnestly to dissuade
Amorous
Expressing love