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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G - Unit 3

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G - Unit 3
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cavort
(v.) to romp or prance around exuberantly; to make merry

SYN: gambol
credence
(n.) belief, mental acceptance

SYN: credit, trust, confidence
ANT: disbelief, skepticism, incredulity
decry
(v.) to condemn, express strong disapproval; to officially depreciate

SYN: denounce, censure, devalue
ANT: tout, commend, extol, laud, praise
dissemble
(v.) to disguise or conceal, deliberately give a false impression

SYN: dissimulate, mask feign
distraught
(adj.) very much agitated or upset as a result of emotion or mental conflict

SYN: distracted
ANT: calm, collected
eulogy
(n.) a formal statement of commendation; high praise

SYN: encomium, tribute
ANT: philippic, invective
evince
(v.) to display clearly, to make evident, to provoke

SYN: exhibit, manifest, occasion
exhume
(v.) to remove from a grave; to bring to light

SYN: disinter, unearth, uncover
ANT: bury, inter
feckless
(adj.) lacking in spirit and strength; ineffective, weak; irresponsible, unreliable

SYN: feeble, incompetent, ineffectual
ANT: competent, capable, effective
murky
(adj.) dark and gloomy, obscure; lacking in clarity and precision

SYN: dim, cloudy
ANT: clear, transparent, lucid, limpid
nefarious
(adj.) wicked, depraved, devoid of moral standards

SYN: iniquitous, reprehensible
ANT: virtuous, honorable, praiseworthy, meritorious
piquant
(adj.) stimulating to the taste or mind; spicy, pungent; appealingly provocative

SYN: zestful, tangy
ANT: bland, insipid, tasteless, mild
primordial
(adj.) developed or created at the very beginning; going back to the most ancient times or earliest stage; fundamental, basic

SYN: original, primal
propinquity
(n.) nearness in place or time; kinship

SYN: similarity
ANT: remoteness, distance
substantive
(adj.) real, having a solid basis; considerable in number or amount; meaningful and on topic

SYN: firm, substantial, meaty
ANT: imaginary, unreal, meaningless
unwonted
(adj.) not usual or expected; not in character

SYN: unusual, uncommon, unexpected, atypical
ANT: usual, customary, typical
utopian
(adj.) founded upon or involving a visionary view of an ideal world; impractical

SYN: idealistic
ANT: realistic, pragmatic
verbiage
(n.) language that is too wordy or inflated in proportion to the sense or content, wordiness; a manner of expression

SYN: prolixity, diction, jargon
verdant
(adj.) green in tint or color; immature in experience or judgment

SYN: artless, naive
ANT: scorched, sere, barren
viscous
(adj.) having a gelatinous or gluey quality, lacking in easy movement or fluidity

SYN: sticky, thick
ANT: watery, aqueous

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