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11 grade Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary: Level G: Unit 6 -- all

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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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