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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G Unit 11

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G - Unit 11
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abrogate
(v.) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void; revoke

SYN: annul, revoke
ANT: renew, ratify
ambient
(adj.) completely surrounding, encompassing
asperity
(n.) roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness; harshness

SYN: rigor, harshness
ANT: mildness, blandness, softness, lenience
burnish
(v.) to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish
(n.) gloss, brightness, luster; shine; buff

SYN: (v.) shine, buff
ANT: (v.) dull, abrade
cabal
(n.) a small group working in secret; gang

SYN: ring, gang, plot, conspiracy
delectable
(adj.) delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory
(n.) an appealing or appetizing food or dish; scrumptious

SYN: (adj.) scrumptious
ANT: (adj.) repugnant, repulsive, distateful
deprecate
(v.) to express mild disapproval; to belittle; deplore; frown upon

SYN: deplore, frown upon
ANT: smile on, approve
detritus
(n.) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction; wreckage; ruins

SYN: wreckage, ruins, rubble
ebullient
(adj.) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling; exhilarated

SYN: exhilarated, elated
ANT: gloomy, morose, sullen, apathetic, blase
eclectic
(adj.) drawn from different sources; (n.) one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources; selective

SYN: (adj.) selective, synthetic, pick-and-choose
ANT: (adj.) uniform, monolithic
flaccid
(adj.) limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness; soft

SYN: soft, flabby
ANT: hard, solid
impecunious
(adj.) having little or no money; impoverished

SYN: impoverished, indigent
ANT: affluent, wealthy, prosperous, rich
inexorable
(adj.) inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding

SYN: ineluctable, obdurate
ANT: avoidable, yielding, pliant
moribund
(adj.) dying, on the way out

SYN: obsolescent
ANT: thriving
necromancer
(n.) one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard

SYN: sorcerer, conjurer
onerous
(adj.) burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty; weighty

SYN: weighty
ANT: light, easy, undemanding, untaxing
rife
(adj.) common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete

ANT: devoid of, lacking
rudiments
(n. pl.) the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything; basics

SYN: basics, fundamentals
sequester
(v.) to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody; segregate

SYN: segregate, isolate, closet
winnow
(v.) to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan; sift

SYN: sift, strain, filter, sort

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