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Salier Oxford level h Unit 6 synonyms

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abortive
miscarried,fruitless,premature
bruit
noise abroad, broadcast, blazon
contumelious
vituperative, scurrilous, excoriating
dictum
maxim, precept, aphorism, axiom
ensconce
nestle, lodge, entrench
iconoclastic
image- breaking, irreverent, heretical
in medias res
in or into the middle of
internecine
murderous, savage, ruinous
maladroit
inept, awkward, clumsy, gauche
maudlin
mushy, mawkish
modulate
adapt, moderate
portentous
foreboding, ominous, pretentious
prescience
foreknowledge
quid pro quo
swap, trade
salubrious
beneficial, healthy, invigorating
saturnalian
dissipated, debauched, orgiastic
touchstone
criterion, yardstick, benchmark
traumatic
jolting
vitiate
degrade, undermine
waggish
whimsical, jocular