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38 terms

vocab nine

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emulate
to strive to be equal to; to imitate
emulate
syn: copy
sere
dry and withered
sere
syn: desiccated; arid
sere
ant: lush
enhance
to increase the value or beauty of something
enhance
syn: improve; heighten
enhance
ant: diminish; decrease
contrite
feeling regret for having committed some wrongdoing
contrite
syn: repentant; remorseful
contrite
ant: shameless; unrepentant
magnanimous
noble; generous in forgiving; free from petty feelings or acts
magnanimous
syn: generous
magnanimous
ant: petty; mean
enunciate
to state clearly and distinctly; to pronounce
enunciate
syn: articulate
collaborate
to work with another toward a goal
collaborate
syn: cooperate
impound
to confine; to retain in legal custody
impound
syn: confiscate
impound
ant: release
impeccable
faultless; without sin or blemish
impeccable
syn: immaculate; faultless; irreproachable
impeccable
ant: fallible; blameworthy
evoke
to summon forth
evoke
syn: conjure up; elicit
inane
without sense or meaning; silly
inane
syn: foolish; insipid
inane
ant: significant; meaningful
unctuous
exaggeratedly or insincerely polite
unctuous
syn: oily
unctuous
ant: genuine; sincere
expatriate
someone who chooses to live outside of, or renounce, his or her native country
frowzy
unkempt
frowzy
syn: slovenly
frowzy
ant: tidy
heinous
hatefully or shockingly evil
heinous
syn: abhorrent; horrid