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SAT Words Set #8

To Kill A Mockingbird Definitions
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Acquiesce
To give in, To comply
SYNONYMS: accede; agree; assent; consent; subscribe
ANTONYMS: to object; to disagree
Acrimonious
Caustic; Not very friendly
ANTONYMS: cordial; friendly
Arid
Very dry
ANTONYMS: moist
Articulate
To speak distinctly, Expressing oneself clearly
ANTONYMS: to speak indistinctly; to mumble
Assuage
To ease, To migitate, To make less painful or burdensome, To calm
SYNONYMS: allay; alleviate; lighten; soothe
ANTONYMS: to irritate; to intensify
Auspicious
Favorable
SYNONYMS: propitious
ANTONYMS: ill-omened
Begrudge
To give reluctantly, To envy a possession or one's enjoyment
ANTONYMS: to give willingly
Benevolence
Kindness, Generosity, Charity
ANTONYMS: antagonism; avarice; malevolence
Caricature
A portrayal where features are distorted, A parody
SYNONYMS: burlesque; travesty
ANTONYMS: somber portrait
Complacency
The state of being self-satisfied
ANTONYMS: dissatisfaction
Congenital
Existing at birth or dating from birth
ANTONYMS: acquired
Corroboration
Confirmation
SYNONYMS: authentication; substantiation; validation; verification
ANTONYMS: refutation
Dictum
An authoritative statement, Decree
SYNONYMS: saying; maxim
Diminution
Diminishment, Reduction
ANTONYMS: escalation
Disapprobation
Disapproval, Condemnation
ANTONYMS: sanction
Domicile
Home or residence, abode
Drone
Speaking in a monotonous tone, A continuous low humming sound
Edifying
Instructing and improving spiritually or morally
ANTONYMS: heinous; nefarious
Elucidate
To make clear, To explain
SYNONYMS: explicate; expound
ANTONYMS: to confuse
Enunciate
To pronounce clearly
ANTONYMS: to slur
Fanaticism
Enthusiasm or zeal that is excessively irrational
ANTONYMS: apathy; lack of zeal
Formidable
Menacing, Causing fear or awe
ANTONYMS: harmless; unimportant
Fractious
Unruly
ANTONYMS: manageable; easy to handle
Fraudulent
Deceitful, Portrayed as genuine but is really an imposter
ANTONYMS: genuine
Frivolous
Lacking seriousness or importance
ANTONYMS: serious; sober