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nikki - gr.10 - vocab ch.8

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animosity
(n) strong dislike; bitter hostility
S: enmity, rancor, antipathy
A: affection, fondness, rapport, amity
apathy
(n) a lack of feeling, emotion, or interest
S: indifference, disinterest, detachment
A: enthusiasm, fervor, ardor, concern
apprehensive
(adj) fearful or anxious, especially about the future
S: worried, nervous, fretful, jittery
A: unworried, assured, confident, certain
commend
(v) to praise, express approval, to present as worthy of attention, to commit care of
S: applaud, entrust
A: abhor, loathe
compatible
(adj) able to get along or work well together, capable of use with something else
S: harmonious, in agreement, like-minded
A: mismatched, incongruous, antagonist
condolence
(n) and expression of sympathy
S: commiseration, solace, sympathy
consecrate
(v) to make sacred, hallow; to set apart for a special purpose
S: devote, dedicate, sanctify
A: desecrate, defile, profane, dishonor
decrepit
(adj) old and feeble, worn out, ruined
S: infirm, broken down, rickety, dilapidated
A: vigorous, robust, sturdy
deride
(v) to ridicule, laugh at with contempt
S: mock, scorn, disparage, jeer at
A: praise, extol, acclaim, applaud
ingenuous
(adj) innocent, simple, frank, sincere
S: naive, artless, guileless, candid
A: artful, crafty, worldly, sophisticated
multifarious
(adj) having great variety, numerous and diverse
S: varied, manifold, heterogeneous
A: unvaried, uniform, homogeneous
obsolete
(adj) out of date, no longer in use
S: outmoded, antiquated, passe, old hat
A: current, up to date, brand new
omnivorous
(adj) eating every kind of food, eagerly taking in everything, having a wide variety of tastes
S: all devouring, voracious
parsimonious
(adj) stingy, miserly, meager, poor, small
S: frugal, niggardly, penny pinching, cheap
A: generous, openhanded
quandary
(n) a state of perplexity or doubt
S: confusion, dilemma, predicament
recalcitrant
(adj) stubbornly disobedient, resisting authority
S: unruly, obstinate, contrary, ornery
A: obedient, docile, cooperative, compliant
reprisal
(n) an injury done in return for injury
S: retaliation, revenge, retribution
revel
(v) to take great pleasure in (n) a wild celebration
S: relish, savor, bask in, carouse
A: abhor, loathe
stultify
(v) to make ineffective or useless, cripple
S: smother, stifle, neutralize, negate
A: arouse, excite, inspire, stimulate
suave
(adj) smoothly agreeable/polite, pleasing to senses
S: sophisticated, urbane, polished
A: crude, clumsy, unpolished, oafish, loutish