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Sadlier-Oxford: Level F: Unit 3
Sadlier Oxford Level F Unit 3 DHS English 11 Unit 3 Vocab
Terms in this set (20)
(v.) To have an intense dislike or hatred for.
Synonyms: Loathe, Abhor, Despise, Detest
Antonyms: Relish, Savor, Cherish, Esteem
(n.) The modification of the social patterns, traits, or structures of one group or society by contact with those of another; the resultant blend.
(adj.) Resulting from chance rather than from an inherent cause or character; accidental, not essential; (medicine) acquired, not congenital.
Synonyms: Extrinsic, Incidental, Fortuitous
Antonyms: Essential, Intrinsic, Inherent, Congenital
(v.) To assign or refer to (as a cause or source), attribute.
Synonyms: Impute, Credit, Attribute
(adj.) Roundabout, not direct.
Synonyms: Indirect, Meandering, Winding
Antonyms: Straight, Direct, As The Crow Flies
(v.) To sympathize with, have pity or sorrow for, share a feeling of distress.
Synonyms: Feel Sorry For, Empathize
Antonyms: Feel No Sympathy For
(v.) To direct or order; to prescribe a course of action in an authoritative way; to prohibit.
Synonyms: Bid, Charge, Command, Adjure
Antonyms: Allow, Permit
(v.) To make easy, cause to progress faster.
Synonyms: Accelerate, Facilitate, Speed Up
Antonyms: Hinder, Hamper, Impede, Obstruct
(v.) To make amends, make up for; to avert.
Synonyms: Redeem, Make Amends For, Atone, Make Reparation
(n.) A state of great excitement, agitation, or turbulence.
(v.) To be in or work into such a state; to produce alcohol by chemical action.
Synonyms: (n.) Commotion, Turmoil, Unrest
Antonyms: (n.) Peace and Quiet, Tranquility, Placidity
(adj.) Resulting from or marked by lack of attention; unintentional, accidental.
Synonyms: Accidental, Unconsidered
Antonyms: Deliberate, Intentional, Premeditated
(adj.) Existing in name only, not real; too small to be considered or taken seriously.
Synonyms: Titular, Token, Trifling, Inconsequential
Antonyms: Real, Actual, Exorbitant, Excessive
(adj.) Not decisive or definite; unwilling to take a clear position or to say yes or no.
Synonyms: Cagey, Uninformative, Playing it Safe, Playing it Close to the Vest
Antonyms: Positive, Definite, Committed
(v.) To steal something that has been given into one's trust; to take improperly for one's own use.
Synonyms: Embezzle, Defraud, Misappropriate
(n.) A natural or habitual inclination or tendency (especially of human character or behavior).
Synonyms: Natural Bent, Penchant, Propensity
Antonyms: Inability or Incapacity
(n.) Composure or coolness, especially in trying circumstances.
Synonyms: Poise, Self-Assurance, Equanimity
Antonyms: Excitability, Hysteria, Flappability
(adj.) Resistant to lawful authority; having the purpose of overthrowing an established government.
Synonyms: Mutinous, Rebellious, Subversive
Antonyms: Supportive, Loyal, Faithful, Allegiant
(adj.) Thin, slender, not dense; lacking clarity or sharpness; of slight importance or significance; lacking a sound basis, poorly supported.
Synonyms: Flimsy, Insubstantial, Vague, Hazy
Antonyms: Strong, Solid, Substantial, Valid
(adj.) Bitter, sarcastic; highly caustic or biting (like a strong acid).
Synonyms: Withering, Acerbic, Mordant
Antonyms: Bland, Saccharine, Honeyed, Sugary
(v.) To use coaxing or flattery to gain some desired end.
Synonyms: Cajole, Inveigle, Soft-Soap, Sweet-Talk
Antonyms: Coerce, Browbeat, Intimidate, Strong-Arm
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