20 terms

Sadlier Oxford Vocabulary level G Unit 15

Vocab words unit 15 gor level G
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amenity
that which is pleasant or agreeable, attractive features, customs

Antonyms, unpleasantness, disagreeableness
aperture
the opening, gap, hole, orifice

Antonyms, closure blockage, occlusion
dissidence
a difference of opinion, discontent
Synonyms: disagreement, dissent, disaffection

Antonyms: agreement, harmony, concord
epicurean
devoted to the pursuit of pleasure: fond of good food, comfort, and ease, with discriminating tastes, a person with discriminating tastes

Synonyms: hedonistic, sybaritic, discriminating

Antonyms: ascetic, self-denying, abstemious
improvident
not thrifty, failing to plan ahead

Synonyms: prodigal, spendthrift, extravagant

Antonyms: thrifty, frugal, economical, cautious
iniquity
wickedness, sin, a grossly immoral act

Synonyms: evil, crime

Antonyms probity, rectitude, uprightness
inviolable
sacred, of such a character that it must not be broken, injured, or profaned

Synonyms: sacrosanct, unassailable

Antonyms: vulnerable, assailable
mutable
open to or capable of change, fickle

Synonyms: changeable, variable

Antonyms: changeless, steadfast, constant
nascent
just beginning to exist or develop, having just come into existence

Synonyms: budding, incipient, embryonic

Antonyms: dying moribund, senescent
obeisance
a deep bow or other body movement indicating respect or submission, deference, homage

Synonyms: respect, honor

Antonyms: disrespect, irreverence, disregard
panegyric
formal or elaborate praise, a tribute

Synonyms: encomium, testimonial

Antonyms: diatribe, tirade, philippic
pillory
a device for publicly punishing offenders, a means for exposing one to public contempt or ridicule,

Antonyms: praise, extol, laud, acclaim
pittance
a woefully meager allowance, wage or portion

Synonyms: modicum, trifle

Antonyms: fortune
presage
to foreshadow or point to a future event, to predict, a warning or indication of the future

Synonyms: augur, portend, foretell
progeny
descendants, offspring, children, followers, disciples

Synonyms: issue, posterity

Antonyms: ancestors, forebears, antecedents
promulgate
to proclaim or issue officially, to make known far and wide

Synonyms: announce

Antonyms: withdraw, retract, abrogate, nullify
rectitude
uprightness, righteousness, correctness

Synonyms: probity, integrity

Antonyms iniquity, heinousness
restive
restless, hard to manage, balky

Synonyms: uneasy, figety, recalcitrant

Antonyms: serene, unruffled, docile
seraphic
angelic, heavenly, celestial

Synonyms: cherubic

Antonyms: devilish, impish
subsist
to have existence, to remain alive, manage to make a living or maintain life: to persist or continue

Synonyms: last, survive, sustain

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