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Sadlier-Oxford: Level F: Unit 4
Sadlier Oxford Level F Unit 4 DHS English 11 Unit 4 Vocab
Terms in this set (20)
(adj.) Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to.
Synonyms: Genial, Amicable, Agreeable, Cordial
Antonyms: Surly, Cantankerous, Dour, Inhospitable
(v.) To increase in greatness, power or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater.
Synonyms: Augment, Amplify, Enhance, Exalt
Antonyms: Reduce, Decrease, Diminish
(adj.) Shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity, or cohesion.
Synonyms: Formless, Unstructured, Nebulous, Inchoate
Antonyms: Definite, Well-Defined, Clear-Cut
(n.) An original model on which something was patterned or replicated; the ideal example of a particular type of person or thing
Synonyms: Model, Prototype, Epitome
(n.) That which surrounds (as an atmosphere); a distinctive air or personal quality.
Synonyms: Ambiance, Atmosphere
(n.) Illegal traffic, smuggled goods.
(adj.) Illegal, prohibited.
Synonyms: (adj.) Illicit, Bootleg, Unlawful
Antonyms: (adj.) Legal, Lawful, Licit
(adj.) Scholarly, learned, bookish, pedantic.
Synonyms: Profoundly Educated, Well-Read
Antonyms: Ignorant, Uneducated, Illiterate
(adj.) Thin, light, delicate, insubstantial.
(n.) A very thin, light cloth.
Synonyms: (adj.) Filmy, Diaphanous, Sheer, Airy, Feathery, Gauzy
Antonyms: (adj.) Thick, Dense, Solid, Massive
(adj.) Incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically.
Synonyms: Impenetrable, Incomprehensible, Enigmatic
Antonyms: Comprehensible, Intelligible, Penetrable
(adj.) Relating to, characteristic of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience.
Synonyms: Narrow-Minded, Parochial, Provincial
Antonyms: Catholic, Cosmopolitan, Liberal
(adj.) Incapable of being changed or called back.
Synonyms: Irreversible, Unrecallable, Unalterable
Antonyms: Reversible, Changeable
(n.) A natural inclination or predilection toward.
Synonyms: Natural Bent, Proclivity, Penchant
Antonyms: Natural Incapacity or Inability
(adj.) Peevish, complaining, fretful.
Synonyms: Petulant, Touchy, Cranky, Irritable
Antonyms: Uncomplaining, Stoical, Serene, Placid
(v.) To argue or plead with someone against something, protest against, object to.
Synonyms: Reason Against, Expostulate
(v.) To disown, reject, or deny the validity of.
Synonyms: Disavow, Abjure, Renounce
Antonyms: Avow, Affirm, Aver, Avouch
(adj.) Able to return to an original shape or form; able to recover quickly.
Synonyms: Springy, Elastic, Buoyant, Bouncy
Antonyms: Rigid, Stiff, Inflexible, Unyielding
(v.) To re-echo, resound; to reflect or be reflected repeatedly.
Synonyms: Ruble, Thunder, Boom, Echo
(adj.) Coarsely abusive, vulgar or low (especially in language), foul-mouthed.
Synonyms: Obscene, Filthy, Abusive, Vituperative
Antonyms: Decorous, Seemly, Tasteful, Dignified
(adj.) Persistent, showing industry and determination.
Synonyms: Assiduous, Tireless, Indefatigable
Antonyms: Lackadaisical, Listless, Indolent, Otiose
(adj.) Thin or flimsy in texture; cheap; shoddy or inferior in quality or character; ethnically low, mean, or disreputable.
Synonyms: Inferior, Cheesy, Tawdry, Tatty
Antonyms: Superior, First0Rate, Quality, Sturdy