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20 terms

Vocab Unit 4

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affiliated
Definition: associated, connected
Part of Speech: adjective, part
Synonyms: attached, related, joined to
Antonyms: unconnected, dissociated
ascertain
Definition: to find out
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to discover, determine, establish, find out
Antonyms: to keep hidden
attainment
Definition: an accomplishment; the act of achieving
Part of Speech: noun
Synonyms: an achievement, fulfillment
Antonyms: a failure, defeat; frustration
bequeath
Definition: to give or pass on as an inheritance
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to hand down, transmit, bestow
Antonyms: to give to someone other than family
cogent
Definition: forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: persuasive, compelling
Antonyms: unconvincing, weak, ineffective; irrelevant
converge
Definition: to move toward one point, approach nearer together
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to meet, unite, intersect, merge
Antonyms: to diverge, separate, go separate ways
disperse
Definition: to scatter, spread far and wide
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to break up, scatter; dispel
Antonyms: to collect, congregate, assemble, muster
esteem
Definition: (1) to regard highly, (2) a highly favorable opinion or judgement
Part of Speech: (1) verb, (2) noun
Synonyms: to respect, admire, honor, revere
Antonyms: disdain, scorn, contempt
expunge
Definition: to erase, obliterate, destroy
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to delete, efface, annihilate
Antonyms: to insert; to mark, imprint, impress
finite
Definition: having limits; lasting for a limited time
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: limited, bounded, measurable
Antonyms: unlimited, immeasurable; everlasting, eternal
invulnerable
Definition: not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: impregnable, impervious, immune
Antonyms: exposed, unproteted, defenseless
malevolent
Definition: spiteful, showing ill will
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: kind, benevolent, compassionate
Antonyms: malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
nonchalant
Definition: cool and confident, unconcerned
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: composed, unruffled, indifferent, blasé
Antonyms: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed
omniscient
Definition: knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: wise, all-knowing
Antonyms: ignorant, unknowing
panacea
Definition: a remedy for all ills, cure-alll an answer to all problems
Part of Speech: noun
Synonyms: a universal cure; an easy solution
Antonyms: a challenging solution
scrupulous
Definition: exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details having high moral standards, principled
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
Antonyms: careless, negligent, remiss; dishonest
skulk
Definition: to move about steathily; to lie in hiding
Part of Speech: verb
Synonyms: to lurk, slink, prowl
Antonyms: to walk, amble, gate
supercilious
Definition: proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
Antonyms: humble, meek, deferential, servile
uncanny
Definition: strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: eerie, inexplicable, spooky
Antonyms: cheerful, happy, comfortable
venial
Definition: easily excused; pardonable
Part of Speech: adjective
Synonyms: excusable, forgivable
Antonyms: unpardonable, unforgivable, inexcusable