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Vocab 4 Syn and Ant

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stratagem
Synonyms: ruse, trick, ploy, subterfuge
recumbent
Synonyms: prone, prostrate, supine, inactive
Antonyms: erect, upright, energetic, dynamic
pusillanimous
Synonyms: craven, lily-livered
Antonyms: stouthearted, courageous, daring
pucuniary
Synonyms: monetary, financial
nettle
Synonyms: peeve, annoy, incense, gall, irk
Antonyms: please, delight, soothe, pacify
mordant
Synonyms: acrimonious, acidulous, sardonic, scathing
Antonyms: bland, mild, gentle, soothing
ludicrous
Synonyms: risable, preposterous
Antonyms: heartrending, poignant, pathetic
jocular
Synonyms: waggish, facetious, droll, witty
Antonyms: humorless, solemn, grave, earnest, grim
incumbent
Synonyms: mandatory, necessary
Antonyms: optional, unnecessary
incarcerate
Synonyms: intern, immure
Antonyms: liberate, release, free
grouse
Synonyms: gripe, kvetch, bellyache
glean
Synonyms: collect, cull, pick up
frenetic
Synonyms: frantic overwrought
Antonyms: calm, controlled, relaxed, leisurely
flotsam
Synonyms: floating wreckage
exigency
Synonyms: requirement, crisis
disarray
Synonyms: disorganization, dishevel, mess up
Antonyms: organization, order, tidiness
consummate
Synonyms: masterful, cinch, conclude
Antonyms: launch, initiate, begin, kickoff
concord
Antonyms: disagreement, strife, discord
bastion
Synonyms: citadel, rampart, bulwark, parapet
atrophy
Synonyms: degeneration, deterioration, wither
Antonyms: growth, development, mature, develop