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20 terms

Vocabulary 14

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alacrity
syn: promptness, willingness, dispatch, celerity
a cheerful ereadiness; brisk and eager action
alleviate
syn:lessen, lighten, allay, mitigate, assuage
to relieve, make more bearable
antithesis
syn:contrary, antipode
the direct opposite, a sharp contrast
appall
syn: shock, stun, stupefy, horrify
to fill with dismay or horror
bellicose
syn: aggressive, combative, belligerent
warlike in manner or temperament; quarrelsome
disparage
syn: degrade, decry, run down, underrate
to belittle, speak slightingly of; to undervalue
dissonant
syn: grating, strident, unmelodious, irreconcilable
not in harmony; disagreeing, at odds
droll
syn: comical, humorous, whimsical, zany
amusingly odd
edict
syn: command, decree, proclamation
an order issued by someone in authority
elucidate
syn: interpret, expound, explicate
to clarify, explain
laud
syn: hail, extol, glorify, exalt
to praise
loll
syn: loaf, loiter, sag, dangle
to act in a lazy manner; to lounge; to recline, droop
loquacious
syn: gossipy, voluble, garrulous, long-winded
talkative, wordy; fond of talking
magnanimous
syn: unselfish, charitable, noble, bighearted
generous in forgiving, above small meanness
mandatory
syn: compulsory, requisite, imperative
required,obligatory
nondescript
syn: plain, unremarkable, unimpressive
ordinary, not outstanding; not easily classified
phlegmatic
syn: lethargic, indolent, torpid, stolid, impassive
slow-moving, sluggish; unemotional
rescind
syn: withdraw, revoke, retract, annul, abrogate
to repeal, cancel
vivacious
syn: spirited, animated, ebullient
lively, sprightly, full of energy
whet
syn: hone, excite, stimulate
to sharpen, put an edge on ; to make keen or eager