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Lessons 13, 14, and 15 Vocabulary

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Levity
n. lightness of disposition; lack of seriousness
syn: frivolity
ant: sobriety; somberness
Hoax
n. a practical joke; a trick
syn: fraud; fake
Amicable
adj. friendly; peaceable
syn: agreeable; amiable
ant: quarrelsome; warlike
Obstreperous
adj. aggressively boisterous; stubborn and defiant
ant: meek; tractable
Enraptured
adj. delighted beyond measure
syn: ecstatic
Marital
adj. having to do with marriage
syn: wedded
ant: single
Bask
v. to expose oneself to pleasant warmth
Genial
adj. friendly; amiable
syn: cordial
ant: unfriendly
Charlatan
n. one who pretends to have knowledge in order to swindle others
syn: quack; fraud
ant: professional
Mundane
adj. commonplace; earthly ad not spiritual
syn: boring
ant: unique
Fickle
adj. likely to change on a whim or without apparent
syn: vacillating; capricious
ant: steadfast
Juggernaut
n. a terrible destructive or irresistible force
Naïve
adj. simple in outlook; not affected or worldly; especially innocent
syn: unsophisticated; unsuspecting
ant: sophisticated; cunning
Nocturnal
adj. having to do with the night; occurring at night
ant: diurnal
Novice
n. a beginner; one who is inexperienced
syn: apprentice; tyro
ant: master
Frugal
adj. thrifty; economical in money matters
syn: economical
ant: wasteful; profligate
Pernicious
adj. destructive; deadly
syn: malignant; harmful
ant: benign
Latent
adj. present, but not active; hidden
syn: dormant
ant: manifest
Myriad
n. very large number
adj. too numerous to be counted
(n) syn: host; multitude
(adj) syn: countless; innumerable
(all) ant: few; limited
Jocose
adj. joking; humerous
syn: witty; funny; playful; jocund
ant: serious
Chastise
v. to punish severely
syn: discipline
Bawdy
adj. indecent; humorously obscene
syn: risque; lewd
ant: innocent; clean
Culinary
adj. having to do with the kitchen or cooking
Adulation
n. excessive praise or admiration
syn: flattery; adoration
ant: derision
Barrister
n. lawyer (British)
Deprecate
v. to express strong disapproval of
syn: deplore
ant: approve; praise
Acquit
v. to find not guilty of a fault or crime
syn: absolve
ant: convict
Clandestine
adj. secret
syn: covert; furtive
ant: open; aboveboard
Circumvent
v. to get around; to bypass
syn: avoid
Inert
adj. unable to act or move; inactive; sluggish
syn: dormant; passive
ant: dynamic; active
Noxious
adj. harmful to the health
syn: injurious
ant: harmless
Connive
v. to cooperate secretly in wrongdoing
syn: conspire
Chutzpah
n. nerve; audacity
syn: brazenness; effrontery
ant: timidity
Liege
n. a lord, master, or sovereign
syn: king
ant: commoner; servant
Odium
n. hatred
syn: abhorrence
ant: love; adoration
Crass
adj. coarse; tasteless
syn: crude
ant: refined
Hypercritical
adj. overcritical; too severe in judgment
syn: faultfinding
ant: lax
Fallacy
n. a mistaken notion; a misconception
ant: truth
Complacent
adj. self-satisfied; smug
syn: assured; confident
ant: humble
Befuddle
v. to confuse; to perplex
syn: bewilder; fluster
ant: clarify; elucidate
Pandemonium
n. a wild disorder, noise, or confusion
syn: chaos; tumult; din
ant: order; calm
Parsimonious
adj. excessively thrifty; stingy
syn: cheap; frugal
ant: extravagant
Verbose
adj. using more words than are needed; wordy
syn: prolix
ant: terse; concise; succinct
Laudable
adj. worthy of praise; commendable
syn: admirable
ant: execrable
Indiscreet
adj. not wise or judicious; imprudent, as in speech or action
syn: flagrant
ant: prudent