20 terms

Sadlier-Oxford Vocab Workshop Level F Unit 8

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Acrimonious
(adj.) Stinging, bitter in temper or tone

S: biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
A: gentle, warm, mild, friendly, cordial
Bovine
(adj.) Resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive

S: stolid, dull, slow, stupid
A: alert, sharp, bright, keen, quick
Consternation
(n.) Dismay, confusion

S: shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay
A: calm, composure, aplomb
Corpulent
(adj.) Fat; having a large, bulky body

S: overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly
A: slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated
Disavow
(v.) To deny responsibility for or connection with

S: disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
A: acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
Dispassionate
(adj.) Impartial; free from emotion

S: unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached
A: committed, engaged, partial, biased
Dissension
(n.) Disagreement, sharp difference of opinion

S: strife, discord, contention
A: agreement, accord, harmony
Dissipate
(v.) To cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure

S: disperse, strew, diffuse, waste
A: gather, collect, conserve, husband
Expurgate
(v.) To remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, clarify

S: purge, censor, bowdlerize
Gauntlet
(n.) An armored or protective glove; a challenge to combat

S: dare, provocation, trial, punishment
Hypothetical
(adj.) Based on an assumption or guess; used as a tentative idea to direct an investigate

S: assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
A: actual, real, tested, substantiated
Ignoble
(adj.) Mean, low, base

S: inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
A: admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble
Impugn
(v.) To call into question, to attack as false

S: challenge, deny, dispute, query, question
A: confirm, prove, verify, validate
Intemperate
(adj.) Immoderate; lacking in self-control; inclement

S: Excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
A: moderate, restrained, cool and collected
Odium
(n.) Hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct

S:abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy
A: esteem, admiration, approbation
Perfidy
(n.) Faithlessness, treachery

S: betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
A: faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness
Relegate
(v.) To place in a lower position; to banish; surrender, to assign, turn over

S: transfer, consign, demote, exile
A: promote, elevate, advance, recall
Squeamish
(adj.) Inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined

S: nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitve, priggish
Subservient
(adj.) Subordinate in capacity or role; serving to promote some end; submissively obedient, serving to promote some end

S: secondary, servile, obsequious, useful
A: primary, principal, bossy, domineering
Susceptible
(adj.) Open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance

S: vulnerable, receptive, impressionable
A: resistant, immune