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20 terms

Vocab - Level F - Unit 4

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affable
[adj]
s: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
a: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable
querulous
[adj]
s: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
a: uncomplaining, stoical, serene, placid
resilient
[adj]
s: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy
a: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding
aggrandize
[v]
s: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
a: reduce, decrease, diminish
insular
[adj]
s: narrow-minded, parochial, provincial
a: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal
aura
[n]
s: ambience, atmosphere
contraband
[n]
s: (adj) illicit, bootleg, unlawful
a: (adj) legal, lawful, licit
reverberate
[v]
s: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
amorphous
[adj]
s: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate
a: definite, well-defined, clear-cut
irrevocable
[adj]
s: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable
a: reversible, changeable
infer
[v]
s: gather, deduce, presume, guess, speculate
erudite
[adj]
s: profoundly educated, well-read
a; ignorant, uneducated, illiterate
propensity
[n]
s: natural bent, proclivity, penchant
a: natural incapacity or inability
inscrutable
[adj]
s: impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic
a: comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable
remonstrate
[v]
s: reason against, expostulate
sleazy
[adj]
s: inferior, cheesy, tawdry, tatty
a: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy
repudiate
[v]
s: disavow, abjure, renounce
a: avow, affirm, aver, avouch
gossamer
[adj]
s: filmy diaphanous, sheer, airy, feathery, gauzy
a: thick, dense, solid, massive
scurrilous
[adj]
s: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
a: decorous , seemly, tasteful, dignified
sedulous
[adj]
s: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
a: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otiose