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Vocabulary Workshop Unit 5

Vocabulary Unit 5
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aghast
filled with amazement, disgust, fear, or terror SYN shocked, horrified, stupefied ANT delighted, overjoyed, ummoved
ample
more than enough, large, spacious SYN sufficient, adequate, considerable ANT insufficient, inadequate
apparition
ghost or ghostly figure; an unexplained or unusual appearance SYN phanton, specter
assert
to declare or state as truth, maintain or defend, put forward forcefully SYN affirm, avow
cower
to crouch or shrink away from in fear or shame SYN cringe, flinch ANT stand up to
disdain
(v.) to look upon with scorn; to refuse scornfully; (n.) a feeling of contempt
epitaph
a brief statement wirtten on a tomb or gravestone SYN tombstone inscription
ethical
having to do with morals, values, right and wrong; in accordance with standards of right conduct; requiring a prescription for purchase SYN upright, virtuous, honorable ANT immoral, unscrupulous, dishonest
facetious
humorous, not meant seriously SYN comical, witty, tongue-in-check ANT serious, humorless
inaudible
not able to be heard SYN faint, indistinct ANT audible, easily heard
indiscriminate
without restraint or control; unselective SYN haphazard, random, uncritical ANT selective, discriminating, judicious
intrigue
(n.) crafty dealings, underhanded plotting; (v.) to form and carry out plots; to puzzle or excite with curiousity SYN scheme, plot, conspiracy ANT fair play
jurisdiction
area of authority or control; the right to administer justice SYN purview
plausible
appearing true, reasonable, or fair SYN believable, probable ANT improbable, far-fetched
plebeian
(adj) common, vulgar; belonging to the lower class; (n.) a common person, member of the lower class SYN lowborn, proletarian, coarse, unrefined ANT aristocratic, refined, cultivated
prodigal
(adj) wastefully extravagant; lavishly or generously abundant; (n.) one who is wasteful and self - indulgent SYN (adj.) improvident (n.) spendthrift, wastrel
proximity
nearness, closeness ANT distance, remoteness
pulverize
grind or pound to a powder or dust; to destroy or overcome (as though by smashing into fragments) SYN crush, demolish
sequel
that which follows, a result; a literary work or film continuing the story of one written or made earlier SYN follow-up, continuation ANT prelude, overture, curtain-raiser
volatile
highly changeable, fickle; tending to become violent or explosive; changing readily from the liquid to the gaseous state SYN unstable, erratic ANT stable, steady, static, inert, dormant