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sadlier oxford vocabulary level g unit 7 (with synonyms and antonyms separate)

vocab level g unit 7 sadlier oxford vocabulary workshop
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allay
(v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve
bestial
(adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal; subhuman in intelligence and sensibility
convivial
(adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial
coterie
(n.) a circle of aquaitances; a close-knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest
counterpart
(n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement
demur
(v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection
effrontery
(n.) shameless boldness, impudence
embellish
(v.) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details
ephemeral
(adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived
felicitous
(adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy
furtive
(adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen
garish
(adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or overdecorated in a vulgar or offensive way
illusory
(adj.) misleading, decemptive; lacking in or not based on reality
indigent
(adj.) needy, impoverished
inordinate
(adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive
jettison
(v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome
misanthrope
(n.) a person who hates or despises people
pertinacious
(adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied
picayune
(adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small-minded
raiment
(n.) clothing, garments
Allay
Synonyms: reduce, alleviate, moderate
bestial
Synonyms: animal, depraved, loathsome
convivial
Synonyms: fun-loving, jovial, merry
coterie
Synonyms: clique, set
counterpart
Synonyms: match
demur
Synonyms: protest, object to
effrontery
Synonyms: gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek
embellish
Synonyms: ornament, garnish
ephemeral
Synonyms: fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory
felicitous
Synonyms: fortunate, well-put
furtive
Synonyms: clandestine, covert, surreptitious
garish
Synonyms: gaudy, flashy, tawdry
illusory
Synonyms: specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary
indigent
Synonyms: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute
inordinate
Synonyms: exorbitant, extravagant
jettison
Synonyms: cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon
misanthrope
Synonyms: people-hater
pertinacious
Synonyms: stubborn, dogged, determined
picayune
Synonyms: inconsequential, piddling, trifling
raiment
Synonyms: apparel, attire
allay
Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify
bestial
Antonyms: human, humane, clement, virtuous, upright
convivial
Antonyms: dour, grim, sullen, unsociable
demur
Antonyms: (v.) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to
effrontery
Antonyms: shyness, diffidence, timidity
embellish
Antonyms: strip, mar, disfigure
ephemeral
Antonyms: durable, long-lasting, permanent, perpetual
felicitous
Antonyms: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy
furtive
Antonyms: forthright, aboveboard, open
garish
Antonyms: subdued, muted, understated, quiet
illusory
Antonyms: actual, real, factual, objective
indigent
Antonyms: wealthy, affluent, prosperous
inordinate
Antonyms: moderate, reasonable, equitable
jettison
Antonyms: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep
picayune
Antonyms: important, significant, huge, gigantic
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