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Unit 7 syn/ant

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austere
syn. forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
ant. mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant
beneficent
syn. humanitarian, magnanimous, charitabe
ant. selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious
cadaverous
syn. corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
ant. robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
concoct
syn. create, fashion, rustle up
crass
syn. crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
ant. rfined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
debase
syn. cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
ant. elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
desecrate
syn. profane, defile, violate
ant. revere, honor, venerate, consecrate
disconcert
syn. upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
ant. relax, calm, put at ease
grandiose
syn. majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
ant. simple, modest, unaffected, humble
inconsequential
syn. trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
ant. important, essential, crucial, vital
infraction
syn. violation, transgression, breach, offense
mitigate
syn. lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
ant. aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate
pillage
syn. (v.) ravage, sack, loot; (n.) booty
prate
syn. chatter, prattle, blab,blabber, palaver
ant. come to the point, not waste words
punctilious
syn. precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
ant. careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
redoubtable
syn. formidable, fearsome, awesome, august
ant. laughable, risible, contemptible
reprove
syn. chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
ant. praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
restitution
syn. compensation, reimbursemnt, redress, restoration
stalwart
syn. (adj.) sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; (n.) mainstay
ant. (adj.) weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating
vulnerable
syn. defenseless, exposed, unguarded
ant. invincible, protected, safe, secure