10 terms

English 10 CP lesson 8

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abate
verb, to lessen in violence or intensity SYN: subside, decrease ANT: intensify, increase
decorum
noun, conformity to accepted standards of conduct, proper behavior SYN: propriety ANT: inappropiateness
abhor
verb, to detest, to hate strongly SYN: despise, loathe ANT: love, adore
dole
verb, to distribute, to give out sparingly ANT: hoard
gamut
noun, the whole range or extent
extrovert
noun, one who is outgoing, one who is energized rather than drained by interactions with others ANT: introvert
droll
adjective, amusing in an odd or whimsical way SYN: quaint
duplicity
noun, intentional deceit in speech or conduct SYN: deception ANT: straightfowardness
effigy
noun, a crude dummy or image representing a hated person or group
austere
adjective, stern, severe, plain SYN: strict, unadorned ANT: luxurious, indulgent