Sadlier-Oxford: Level F: Unit 2
Sadlier Oxford Level F Unit 2 DHS English 11 Unit 2 Vocab
Terms in this set (20)
(v.) To improve, make better, correct a flaw or shortcoming.
Synonyms: Amend, Better
Antonyms: Worsen, Aggravate, Exacerbate
(n.) Poise, assurance, great self-confidence; perpendicularity.
Synonyms: Composure, Self-Possession, Levelheadedness
Antonyms: Confusion, Embarrassment, Abashment
(adj.) Pompous or overblown in language; full of high-sounding words intended to conceal a lack of ideas.
Synonyms: Inflated, Highfalutin, High-Flown, Pretentious
Antonyms: Unadorned, Simple Plain, Austere
(adj.) Without experience; immature, not fully developed; lacking sophistication and poise; without feathers.
Synonyms: Green, Raw, Unfledged, Inexperienced
Antonyms: Mature, Grown-Up, Polished, Sophisticated
(n.) Saliva or mucus flowing from the mouth or nose; foolish, aimless talk or thinking; nonsense.
(v.) To let saliva flow from the mouth; to utter nonsense or childish twaddle; to waste or fritter away foolishly.
Synonyms: (n.) Balderdash, Hogwash, Tommyrot; (v.) Slaver
(n.) A summary, condensed account; an instance that represents a larger reality.
Synonyms: Abstract, Digest, Model, Archetype
(v.) To urge strongly, advise earnestly
Synonyms: Entreat, Implore, Adjure
Antonyms: Discourage, Advise Against, Deprecate
(adj., adv.) By virtue of holding a certain office.
(v.) To violate, trespass, go beyond recognized bounds.
Synonyms: Encroach, Impinge, Intrude, Poach
Antonyms: Stay in Bounds
(v.) to make oneself agreeable and thus gain favor or acceptance by others (sometimes used in a critical or derogatory sense).
Synonyms: Cozy Up To, Curry Favor With
Antonyms: Alienate, Humiliate Oneself, Mortify Oneself.
(n.) One who moves in where he or she is not wanted or has no right to be, an intruder.
Synonyms: Trespasser, Meddler, Buttinsky
(adj.) Belonging to someone or something by its very nature, essential, inherent; originating in a bodily organ or part.
Synonyms: Immanent, Organic
Antonyms: Extrinsic, External, Outward
(v.) To make a violent attack in words, express strong disapproval.
Synonyms: Rail, Harangue, Fulminate, Remonstrate
Antonyms: Acclaim, Glorify, Extol
(n.) Weariness of body or mind, lack of energy.
Synonyms: Fatigue, Lethargy, Torpor, Languor
Antonyms: Energy, Vitality, Animation, Liveliness
(n.) A period of one thousand years; a period of great joy.
Synonyms: Chiliad, Golden Age, Prosperity, Peace
Antonyms: Doomsday, Day of Judgement
(adj.) Mysterious, magical, supernatural; secret, hidden from view; not detectable by ordinary means.
(v.) To hide, conceal; eclipse.
(n.) Matters involving the supernatural.
Synonyms: (adj.) Supernatural, Esoteric, Abstruse, Arcane
Antonyms: (adj.) Mundane, Common, Public, Exoteric
(v.) To spread through, penetrate, soak through.
(v.) To fall as moisture; to cause or bring about suddenly; to hurl down from a great height; to give distinct form to.
(adj.) Characterized by excessive haste.
(n.) Moisture; the product of an action or process.
Synonyms: (v.) Provoke, Produce; (adj.) Reckless, Impetuous
Antonyms: (adj.) Wary, Cautious, Circumspect
(adj.) Strict, severe; rigorously or urgently binding or compelling; sharp or bitter to the taste.
Synonyms: Stern, Rigorous, Tough, Urgent, Imperative
Antonyms: Lenient, Mild, Lax, Permissive
(v.) To think or believe without certain supporting evidence; to conjecture or guess.
(n.) Likely idea that lacks definite proof.
Synonyms: (v.) Infer, Gather; (n.) Inference, Presumption