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20 terms

vocabulary workshop level F unit 3

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abominate
(syn): loathe, abhor, despise, detest (ant): relish, savor, cherish, esteem
acculturation
(syn): adaptation
adventitious
(syn): extrinsic, incidental, fortuitous (ant): essential, intrinsic, inherent,congenital
ascribe
(syn):impute, credit, attribute
circuitous
(syn): indirect, meandering, winding (ant): straight, direct, as the crow flies
commiserate
(syn): feel sorry for, empathize (ant): feel no sympathy for
enjoin
(syn): bid, charge, command, adjure (ant): allow, permit
expedite
(syn):accelerate, facilitate, speed up (ant): hinder, hamper, impede, obstruct
expiate
(syn): redeem, make amends for, atone, make reparation
ferment
(syn): commotion, turmoil, unrest (ant):peace and quiet, tranquility, placidity
inadvertent
(syn): accidental, unconsidered (ant): deliberate, intentional, premeditated
nominal
(syn):titular, token, trifling, inconsequential (ant): real, actual, exorbitant, excessive
noncommittal
(syn): cagey, uninformative, playing it safe, playing it close to the vest (ant): positive, definite, committed
peculate
(syn): embezzle, defraud, misappropriate
proclivity
(syn): natural bent, penchant, propensity (ant): inability, incapacity
sangfroid
(syn): poise, self-assurance, equanimity (ant): excitability, hysteria, flappability
seditious
(syn): mutinous, rebellious, subversive (ant): supportive, loyal, faithful, allegiant
tenuous
(syn): flimsy, insubstantial, vague, hazy (ant): strong, solid, substantial, valid
vitriolic
(syn): withering, acerbic, mordant (ant): bland, saccharine, honeyed,sugary
wheedle
(syn): cajole, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk (ant): coerce, browbeat, intimidate, strong-arm