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20 terms

SLA - 11th grade List 1

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saccharine
overly sweet, sentimental
tacit
hinted, implied, understood. Ant: explicit
abase
cause to feel shame, degrade.
balk
refuse to comply, resist
cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds. Ant: muted
daunting
discouraging through fear, intimidating. Ant: encouraging
ebullient
joyously unrestrained, happy, joyful. Ant: Depressed
fabricate
make up something artificial or untrue, lie.
garish
tastelessly showy, gaudy, brassy. Ant: Dull, muted unimpressive.
hackneyed
repeated too often, overused. Ant:Forgotten
iconoclast
a person who attacks cherished beliefs, traditional institutions
jubilant
joyful and proud especially because of triumph or success. Ant: sad, depressed
knell
ring as in announcing death
laceration
a torn ragged wound, cut, slash.
maelstrom
a powerful circular current of water (usually the resulting of conflicting tides), storm.
nadir
an extreme state of adversity, lowest point, rock bottom. Ant: zenith, peak.
obdurate
showing unfeeling resistance to tender feelings
pacific
promoting peace. Ant: antagonize
quagmire
a difficult situation, mire, hard to move in.
rail
complain bitterly. Ant: To be at peace.