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Sadlier-oxford Level F Unit 13

Words and definitions, with extra words added to list. Includes synonyms and antonyms as well
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abet
(v.) to encourage, assist, aid, support (especially in something wrong or unworthy)
aver
(v.) to affirm, declare confidently
blatant
(adj.) noisy in a coarse, offensive way; obvious or conspicuous, especially in an unfavorable sense
broach
(v.) to bring up or begin to talk about (a subject); to announce, introduce; to break the surface of the water; to turn sideways to the wind and waves; to pierce (a keg or cask) in order to draw off liquid; (n.) a spit for roasting; a tool for tapping casks
buttress
(v.) to support, prop up, strengthen; (n.) a supporting structure
carousal
(n) noisy revelry or merrymaking (often with a suggestion of heavy drinking)
collate
(v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, etc.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose
connoisseur
(n.) an expert; one who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts
disconsolate
(adj.) deeply unhappy or dejected; without hope, beyond consolation
encumber
(v.) to weigh down or burden (with difficulties, cares, debt, etc.); to fill up, block up, hinder
foment
(v.) to promote trouble or rebellion; to apply warm liquids to, warm
grisly
(adj.) frightful, horrible, ghastly
herculean
(adj.) (capital H) relating to Hercules; (lowercare h) characterized by great strength; very hard to do in the sense of requiring unusal strength
impassive
(adj.) showing no feeling or emotion; inanimate; motionless
inauspicious
(adj.) unfavorable, unlucky, suggesting bad luck for the future
incontrovertible
(adj.) unquestionable, beyond dispute
nonplussed
(adj., part.) puzzled, not knowing what to do, at a loss
opportune
(adj.) suitable or convenient for a particular purpose; occuring at an appropriate time
prolific
(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse
rejoinder
(n.) a reply to a reply, especially from the defendent in a legal suit
magniloquent
(adj.) expressed in lofty or high-flown language (often in the sense of being pompous or over-elaborate)
predilection
(n.) a liking, preference
abet
S: aid
abet
S: assist
abet
S: help
abet
S: further
aver
S: assert
aver
S: asseverate
aver
S: avouch
aver
S: affirm
blatant
S: flagrant
blatant
S: glaring
blatant
S: egregious
blatant
S: disagreeably loud
blatant
S: noisy
broach
S: bring up
broach
S: present
broach
S: mention
broach
S: introduce
buttress
S: bolster
buttress
S: reinforce
buttress
S: brace
buttress
S: shore up
buttress
S: prop
carousal
S: drinking bout
carousal
S:drunken revel
carousal
S: binge
collate
S: sort out
collate
S: cross-check
collate
S: rearrange
collate
S: arrange
connoisseur
S: authority
connoisseur
S: savant
connoisseur
S: pundit
connoisseur
S: expert
disconsolate
S: grief-stricken
disconsolate
S: inconsolable
disconsolate
S: comfortless
encumber
S: overload
encumber
S: saddle
encumber
S: hamper
encumber
S: clog
encumber
S: burden
encumber
S: weigh down
foment
S: instigate
foment
S: incite
foment
S: stir up
grisly
S: gruesome
grisly
S: gory
grisly
S: hideous
grisly
S: ghastly
grisly
S: horrible
herculean
S: mighty
herculean
S: powerful
herculean
S: arduous
herculean
S: onerous
herculean
S: colossal
impassive
S: emotionless
impassive
S: stoical
impassive
S: unemotional
impassive
S: insensible
inauspicious
S:unpropitious
inauspicious
S: unpromising
inauspicious
S:untimely
incontrovertible
S: incontestable
incontrovertible
S: indisputable
incontrovertible
S: indubitable
nonplussed
S: perplexed
nonplussed
S: baffled
nonplussed
S: stumped
nonplussed
S: flabbergasted
opportune
S: timely
opportune
S: appropriate
opportune
S: felicitous
opportune
S: suitable
prolific
S: fruitful
prolific
S: fecund
prolific
S: proliferous
prolific
S: productive
prolific
S: profuse
rejoinder
S: answer
rejoinder
S: reply
rejoinder
S: response
rejoinder
S: riposte
rejoinder
S:retort
magniloquent
S: grandiloquent
magniloquent
S: orotund
magniloquent
S: pompous
magniloquent
S: stilted
predilection
S: a partiality
predilection
S: preference
predilection
S: fondness
predilection
S: taste
abet
A: hamper
abet
A: hinder
abet
A: impede
abet
A: frustrate
aver
A: deny
aver
A: disavow
aver
A: repudiate
aver
A: disclaim
blatant
A: inconsequential
blatant
A: trifling
blatant
A: piddling
blatant
A: petty
buttress
A: undermine
buttress
A: weaken
buttress
A: impair
connoisseur
A: ignoramus
connoisseur
A: philistine
connoisseur
A: yahoo
disconsolate
A: cheerful
disconsolate
A: blithe
disconsolate
A: buoyant
disconsolate
A: jaunty
encumber
A: unburden
encumber
A: unload
encumber
A: relieve
encumber
A: off-load
foment
A: quell
foment
A: quash
foment
A: squelch
foment
A: suppress
grisly
A: pleasant
grisly
A: delightful
grisly
A: attractive
herculean
A: puny
herculean
A: Lilliputian
herculean
A: bantam
impassive
A: emotional
impassive
A: passionate
impassive
A: excitable
inauspicious
A: propitious
inauspicious
A: favorable
incontrovertible
A: debatable
incontrovertible
A: dubious
incontrovertible
A: open to question
nonplussed
A: poised
nonplussed
A: confident
nonplussed
A: assumed
opportune
A: untimely
opportune
A: inconvenient
opportune
A: inappropriate
prolific
A: barren
prolific
A: unproductive
prolific
A: sterile
prolific
A: sparse
magniloquent
A: muted
magniloquent
A: understated
magniloquent
A: subdued
magniloquent
A: austere
predilection
A: a loathing
predilection
A: aversion
predilection
A: distaste