English Vocab 2

(Antithesis) Okay, there's the thesis and antithesis.
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(exacerbate) This attack will exacerbate the already tense relations between the two communities.to make worse(extol) You extol him as a conscientious man who was compelled by scruples of conscience to separate from his wife.to praise(fastidious) I have a dentist who is fastidious as to appointment times.very attentive to and concerned about accuracy and detail(furitive) His work became more furtive as the day became more dangerous.stealthy; secretive(gregarious) Their flight is strong and direct and most are very gregariousoutgoing; sociable(hypocrite) He is a hypocrite and never exerts himself to help anyone.one who is insincere or deceitful(innate) Cyril's most impressive quality was his innate goodness.inborn; natural(lethargic) Now she was prepared to sit by him and wait with a lethargic patience beyond which was nothing.acting in an indifferent or slow, sluggish manner(melancholy) The melancholy person in his self-scrutiny becomes an intolerant tyrant to himself.depression of spirits(opaque) Stir-fry until chicken is opaque, about 3 minutes.(adj.) not letting light through; not clear or lucid; dense, stupid(prolific) The ventures of the other officers seemed to prove prolific sources of assessments.(adj.) abundantly productive; abundant, profuse(reprove) The natural day is very calm, and will hardly reprove his indolence.to find fault with, scold, rebuke(symmetry) The human body has a symmetry that is basic to our sense of beauty.balanced proportions(tranquil) The blue sky is filled with vaporous clouds, which are often mirrored in tranquil lakes.peaceful, calm(venetrate) There is not a sentiment engraven on my heart that does not venerate you and yours.to honor, to revere