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20 terms

Vocab Unit 6

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Abashed
embarrased
Ant: unashamed
Aloof
Withdrawn
Syn: Distant
Ant: Involved
Anguish
Great mental suffering
Syn: Woe
Ant: Joy
Articulate
To pronounce clearly
Syn: Enunciate
Ant: Tongue-tied
Bask
Derive enjoyment from
Syn: Revel
Defect
An imperfection
Finess
Delecate skill
Syn: Delicacy
Ant: Clumsiness
Flaunt
To wave or flutter showily
Syn: Show off
Ant: Hide
Forthright
Straightfoward
Syn: Blunt
Ant: Indirect
Genial
Pleasantly cheerful
Syn: friendly
Ant: Cold
Instill
To add gradually
Syn: Infuse
Ant: Root out
Ostracize
To exclude from a group
Syn: Expel
Ant: Associate with
Premonition
Foreboding of a future event
Syn: Presentiment
Pseudonym
A pen name
Syn: non de plume
Purge
Clean up
Syn: Purify
Ant: Pollute
Rehabillitate
To restore to good condition
Syn: Reform
Repercussion
Result
Ant: Cause
Resolute
Bold
Syn: Steadfast
Ant: Weak
Retentive
Retaining knowledge easily
Ant: Forgetful
Scapegoat
Person carrying the blame for others
Syn: Fall guy