20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level F - Unit 6

Anomalous (Adjective)
Abnormal, irregular, departing from the usual

Synonyms: exceptional, unusual, atypical
Antonyms: Normal, accepted, customary
Aspersion (Noun)
A damaging or derogatory statement

Synonyms: innuendo
Antonyms: endorsement, testimonial, praise
Bizarre (Adjective)
Extremely strange, unusual, atypical

Synonyms: Grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
Antonyms: Normal, typical, expected
Brusque (Adjective)
Abrupt, blunt, with no formalities

Synonyms: Curt, tactless, ungracious
Antonyms:gracious, courteous
Cajole (Verb)
To coax, persuade through flattery or artifice

Synonyms: Wheedle, inveigle, sweet-talk
Antonyms: Coerce, force, strong-arm
Castigate (Verb)
to punish severely, to criticize severely

Synonyms: Chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
Antonyms:Reward, honor, praise
Contrive (Verb)
To plan with ingenuity, invent, to bring about as the result of a plan

Synonyms: think-up, devise, concoct, fabricate
Demagogue (Noun)
A leader who exploits popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power

Synonyms: Rabble-Rouser, Firebrand
Disabuse (Verb)
To free from deception or error, to set right

Synonyms: Undeceive, enlighten
Antonyms: Deceive, delude
Ennui (Noun)
Weariness and dissatisfaction from lack of occupation or intrest - bordem

Synonyms: languor, world-weariness, listlessness
Antonyms: Enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement
Fetter (Noun) (Verb)
(N) A chain or shackle place on the feet; anything that confines or restrains - (V) to chain or shakle

Synonyms: (N) Bond, restraint (V) to bind
Antonyms: (V) free, liberate, emancipate
Heinous (Adjective)
Very wicked, offensive, hateful

Synonyms: Evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
Antonyms: Excellent, wonderful, splendid
Immutable (Adjective)
Not subject to change, constant

Synonyms: Unchangeable, unaltered, fixed
Antonyms: changeable, inconstant
Insurgent (Noun) (Adjective)
(N) One who rebels against authority (Adj) Rising in revolt, refusing to accept authority

Synonyms: (Adj) Revolutionary, rebellious
Antonyms: (Adj) loyalist, loyal, faithful
Megalomania (Noun)
A delusion marked by a feeling of power, wealth, talent.

Synonyms: Delusions of grandeur
Antonyms: Humility, modesty, self-abasement
Sinecure (Noun)
A position or job requiring little to no work

Synonyms: A "no-show" job, A cushy job
Surreptitious (Adjective)
Stealthy, secret, intended to escape observation

Synonyms: Furtive, covert, concealed
Antonyms: Open, frank, overt
Transgress (Verb)
To go beyond a limit or boundary, to sin, to violate the law

Synonyms: Overstep, exceed, trespass
Antonyms: Obey
Transmute (Verb)
To change from one nature substance or form to another

Synonyms: Transform, translate, metamorphose
Antonyms: Maintain unchanged, preserve
Vicarious (Adjective)
Performed, suffered, or otherwise experience by one person in place of another

Synonyms: Surrogate, substitute, imagined
Antonyms: Real, Actual, Firsthand