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Vocab 4- AP Eng 4

words 91-120 "-" means the antonym
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languid
slow, sluggish, listless, weak -animated
laud
to praise, to extol -to defame
loquacious
very talkative -taciturn
lurid
sensational, gruesome and causing shock or horror
magnate
a person of power and influence -pauper
malefactor
a criminal -law abiding citizen
malevolence
ill will or evil intentions -benevolence
malicious
motivated by hate or deliberate intent to harm -kind
malleable
capable of being shaped, influenced, or altered; tractable -unpliable
melancholy
depression of spirits -happiness
mirth
gladness and merriment usually accompanied by laughter -sadness
misanthrope
a hater of mankind -philanthropist
mollify
to soothe or to appease, to assuage -to aggravate
oblivion
state of being forgotten -rememberance
obscure
difficult to see, vague -clear; apparent
obtuse
dull of mind, insensitive, stupid -intelligent
obviates
makes unnecessary, prevents as a result of anticipating -instigates; begins
odious
deserving hate or contempt -respectable
ominous
threatening -harmless; non-threatening
opaque
not allowing the passage of light, not transparent; hard to understand -transparent
palliate
to ease pain, guilt or intensity
pallor
extreme paleness usually relating to the face -ruddy color
palpable
tangible, perceptible, easily noticeable
peal
a loud ringing (usually of bells)
penitent
showing or feeling regret for wrongdoing, repentant -unrepentant
petty
small and insignificant -significant; prodigious
petulance
unreasonable touchiness or irratibility -serenity
piety
devotion and reverence to God -irreverence
placid
peaceful, calm -disturbed
plaintive
mournful and expressing sorrow -joyful