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Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G - Unit 12

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G - Unit 12
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aesthetic
(adj.) pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty

SYN: artistic
defunct
(adj.) no longer in existence or functioning, dead

SYN: extinct, nonexistent
ANT: alive
discomfit
(v.) to frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass

SYN: nonplus, foil
espouse
(v.) to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry

SYN: embrace, wed
ANT: repudiate, disavow, renounce
fetish
(n.) an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence

SYN: charm, obsession
gregarious
(adj.) living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others

SYN: outgoing, extroverted
ANT: aloof, introverted, reclusive
hapless
(adj.) marked by a persistent absence of good luck

SYN: unlucky, ill-starred, unfortunate
ANT: lucky, charmed, fortunate
impeccable
(adj.) faultless, beyond criticism or blame

SYN: flawless, spotless, immaculate
ANT: grimy, soiled, spotted
importune
(v.) to trouble with demands; to beg for insistently; implore; dun; tax

SYN: implore, dun, tax
interpolate
(v.) to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction

SYN: interpose, introduce
irreparable
(adj.) incapable of being repaired or rectified

SYN: irremediable
ANT: remediable, fixable, reversible
laconic
(adj.) concise, using few words

SYN: succinct, pithy, compact
ANT: garrulous, prolix, loquacious
languish
(v.) to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect

SYN: flag, fade, pine
mendacious
(adj.) given to lying or deception; untrue

SYN: untruthful, false
ANT: veracious
nadir
(n.) the lowest point; rock bottom

SYN: rock bottom
ANT: pinnacle, zenith
omnipresent
(adj.) present in all places at all times

SYN: ubiquitous, ever-present
perfunctory
(adj.) done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm

SYN: slapdash, shallow
ANT: thorough, assiduous, diligent, meticulous
plaintive
(adj.) expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy; sad

SYN: sad, lugubrious
ANT: cheerful, blithe, joyous, merry
requite
(v.) to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate

SYN: reimburse, avenge
tantamount
(adj.) equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect; indistinguishable from

SYN: indistinguishable from

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