20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary: Level G: Unit 6

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abject
degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved

syn: wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer, utter

ant: noble, exalted
agnostic
one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; without faith, skeptical

syn: doubter

ant: believer
complicity
involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice

syn: connivance, collusion

ant: noninvolvement, innocence
derelict
someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; left abandoned; neglectful of duty

syn: vagrant; delinquent

ant: punctilious, conscientious, scrupulous
diatribe
a bitter and prolonged verbal attack

syn: harangue, tirade

ant: panegyric, encomium, eulogy
effigy
a crude image of a despised person

syn: figure, figurine
equity
the state or quality of being just, fair or impartial; fair and equal treatment

syn: justice, fairness, impartiality

ant: bias, unfairness, prejudice
inane
silly, empty, meaning or value

syn: idiotic, moronic, fatuous

ant: sensible, meaningful, profound
indictment
the act of accusing; a formal accusation

syn: charge, accusation
indubitable
certain, not to be doubted or denied

syn: unquestionable, indisputable

ant: questionable, debatable, dubious
intermittent
stopping and beginning again, sporadic

syn: fitful, spasmodic, random

ant: uninterrupted
moot
open to discussion and debate, unresolved, to bring up for discussion

syn: debatable, questionable, broach

ant: undebatable, indisputable, self-evident
motif
a principal idea, feature, theme, or element
neophyte
a new convert, beginner, novice

syn: tenderfoot

ant: veteran, past master, expert, pro
perspicacity
keenness in observing and understanding

syn: acumen, discernment

ant: dullness, obtuseness
plenary
complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute

syn: unrestricted

ant: limited, restricted, incomplete
surveillance
a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation

syn: observation, monitoring
sylvan
pertaining to or characteristic of forests; living or located in a forest

syn: arcadian
testy
easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation

syn: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant

ant: imperturbable, unexcitable
travesty
a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise

syn: burlesque, caricature, farce

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