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20 terms

Vocab Set 6

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aggrandize
verb
syn. enlarge, increase
ant. diminsh, deflate
arable
adj.
syn. farmable, productive, fruitful
ant. barren, sterile
cogitation
noun.
syn. reflection, contemplation
ant. thoughtlessness
congenital
adj.
syn. inherent, inherited
ant. acquired, learened
correlate
verb.
syn. associate, correspond,
ant. disconnect, disassociate
desecrate
verb.
syn. violate, foul, dishonor, contaminate
ant. honor, praise
egregious
adj.
syn. flagrant, outrageous,
ant. minor, petty, trivial
enigma
noun.
syn. mystery, conundrum
ant. simpleton
esoteric
adj.
syn. mysterious, private, secret,
ant. familar, known, obvious
extenuating
adj.
syn. excusing, justifying,
ant. unqualifying, incriminating
finesse
noun, verb
syn. refinement, delicacy, skill
ant. ignorance, mishandle
goad
verb, noun
syn. impel, encourage, provoke
ant. discourage, deterrent
impunity
noun
syn. exception, permission
ant. restriction
insoluble
adj.
syn. unexplainable, unsolvable, mysterious
ant. explicable, simple, solvable
litigation
noun
syn. dispute
ant. mediation
moot
adj.
syn. obselete, insignificant, doubtful, debatable
ant. established, certain, indisputable
rationalize
verb
syn. reason, justify, reconcile
ant. complicate
scathing
adj.
syn. biting, brutal
ant. kind
taciturn
adj.
syn. aloof, anti-social,
ant. tyalkative, social
veracity
noun
syn. accuracy, integrity
ant. inaccuracy, inprecision