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20 terms

Vocab Workshop Level E- Unit 4

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