17 terms

Vocabulary Level G Unit 2: Synonyms

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accost
buttonhole, approach, confront
animadversion
rebuke, reproof
avid
keen, enthusiastic, grasping
brackish
briny, saline
celerity
promptness, alacrity, speed
devious
roundabout, indirect, tricky, sly, artful
gambit
ploy, stratagem, ruse, maneuver
halcyon
(adj.) tranquil, serene, placid, palmy
histrionic
affected, stagy
incendiary
(adj.) inflammatory, provocative, (n.) firebrand
maelstrom
vortex, chaos, turbulence, tumult
myopic
shortsighted
overt
clear, obvious, manifest, patent
propriety
fitness, correctness, decorum
sacrilege
desecration, profanation, defilement
summarily
promptly, peremptorily, abruptly
undulate
ripple, fluctuate, rise and fall