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Book G, Units 13-15

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Abstruse
esoteric, arcane, recondite, occult--> simple, straightforward
Affront
offense, offend--> compliment, praise
Canard
hoax
Captious
faultfinding, nit-picking, carping--> uncritical
Cognizant
conscious, acquainted--> unaware, unconscious, oblivious
Contrite
remorseful, rueful--> unrepentant, unapologetic, impenitent
Cynosure
focus, center of attention
Decorous
seemly, becoming, tasteful--> unseemly, unbecoming, improper, tasteless
Deign
Deem, Stoop
Desiccated
Dehydrated, shriveled, parched--> sodden, soggy, waterlogged, drenched
Efficacy
effectiveness, potency, reliability--> ineffectiveness, impotence
Engender
beget, generate, cause, form--> stop, deter
Ethereal
light, airy, heavenly, celestial, gossamer--> infernal, hellish, thick, heavy
Facade
exterior, surface, mask, pretense--> inferior
Ghoullish
fiendish, barbarous, monstrous
Incongruous
discordant, jarring--> compatible, harmonious, consistent
Mesmerize
hypnotize, entrance, to fascinate, enthrall, bewitch
Machination
plot, scheme, maneuver
Opprobrium
infamy, dishonor, odium, shame--> acclaim, honor, glory, renown
Putative
supposed, presumed--> known, corroborated, confirmed
Beatific
rapturous, ecstatic, transcendent--> disconsolate, dejected, doleful
Behemoth
mammoth, whale, elephant, colossus--> dwarf, pygmy, midget(saba)
Blandishment
allurement, enticement, cajolery--> threat, intimidation
Cacophonous
harmonious, melodious, mellifluous
Chicanery
fair dealing
Consign
transfer, remit, convey
Coup
Blunder, faux pas, gaffe
Euphemism
mild expression used in place of a harsh one, a substitute
Febrile
leisurely, relaxed
Gainsay
confirm, corroborate, support, admit
Imminent
impending, looming--> distant, remote, faraway
Innate
intrinsic, congenital--> learned, acquired, extrinsic, accidental
Loath
averse, indisposed--> willing, eager, inclined
Manifest
apparent, reveal, disclose--> unrevealed hidden, hide, conceal
Minutiae
trivia, trifles--> essentials
Moratorium
postponement, stoppage--> acceleration(derivative of velocity), escalation
Nostrum
panacea, elixir
Pariah
outcast, untouchable, persona non grata
Visionary
Utopian, idealistic, impractical--> realistic, practical
Wizened
withered, shriveled--> bloated, distended
Amenity
A:unpleasantness, disagreeableness
Aperture
A: closure, blockage, occlusion
Dissidence
disagreement, dissent, disaffection--> agreement, harmony, concord
Epicurean
hedonistic, sybaritic, discriminating--> ascetic, self-denying, abstemic
Improvident
prodigal, spendthrift, extravagant--> thrifty, frugal, economical, cautious
Iniquity
wickedness, evil, crime--> probity, rectitude, uprightness
Inviolable
sacrosanct, unassailable--> vulnerable, assailable
Mutable
changeable, variable--> changeless, steadfast, constant
Nascent
budding, incipient, embryonic--> dying, moribund, senescent
Obeisance
respect, honor--> disrespect, irreverence, disregard
Panegyric
tribute, encomium, testimonial--> diatribe, tirade, philippic
Pillory
A: praise, extol, laud, acclaim
Pittance
modicum, trifle--> fortune
Presage
augur, portend, foretell
Progeny
issue, posterity--> ancestors, forebears, antecedents
Promulgate
announce--> withdraw, retract, abrogate,nullify
Rectitude
probity, integrity--> iniquity, heinousness
Restive
uneasy, fidgety, recalcitrant--> serene, unruffled, docile
Seraphic
cherubic--> devilish, impish
Subsist
last, survive, sustain
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