48 terms

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heterodox (adj)
unorthodox; unconventional; dissident; disagreeing with accepted beliefs. Antonyms: orthodox, canonical, conventional
homogeneity (n)
uniformity of structure or composition; formation out of similar elements. Antonyms: heterogeneity; disparateness; diversity
hyperbolic (adj)
excessively exaggerated; overstated; inflated beyond reason. Antonym: understated
iconoclastic (adj)
attacking cherished traditions: nonconformist; rebellious; dissident. Antonyms: conformist; conventional
idiosyncrasy (n)
individual trait, usually odd in nature; eccentricity; quirk; foible. Antonym: normal behavior
idolatrous (adj)
blindly devoted; excessively adoring; idol-worshipping; idolizing. Antonyms: censorious; excessively critical
idyllic (adj)
charmingly carefree and simple; unspoiled; serene; pastoral. Antonyms: tense; stressful; turbulent; filled with commotion
illusory (adj)
deceptive; false; misleading;unreal. Antonyms: real; actual; genuine
impassive (adj)
without feeling; imperturbable; stoical; phlegmatic; expressionless. Antonyms: overwrought; susceptible to pain; ebullient
imperiousness (n)
overbearing manner; domineering attitude; arrogance; lordliness. Antonym: submissive; docile; humble
impermeable (adj)
impervious; not permitting passage through its substance; impenetrable; waterproof. Antonym: permeable; porous
imperturbable (adj)
unflappable; unflustered; composed; calm. Antonym: flustered; agitated; disturbed; perturbed.
impervious (adj)
inpenetrable; incapable of being damaged or distressed; invulnerable; incapable of being affected. Antonym: penetrable; vulnerable.
implacable (adj)
unable to be appeased; inexorable; unbending; merciless; relentless. Antonym: willing to compromise; yielding
implicit (adj)
understood, but not directly stated; implied; unquestioning. Antonym: explicit; openly stated
impregnable (adj)
invulnerable; invincible; difficult to refute; incapable of conceiving. Antonym: vulnerable; assailable; defenseless
inchoate (adj)
not fully formed; incipient; rudimentary; undeveloped; lacking order. Antonym: completely formed; fully realized
inconsequential (adj)
insignificant; unimportant; trivial; illogical. Antonym: important; significant; critical
indeterminate (adj)
uncertain; not clearly fixed; undefined; unsettled; vague. Antonym: fixed; definite; defined
indigent (adj)
extremely poor; penurious; destitute; impecunious. Antonym: rich; wealthy; affluent; highly prosperous
inert (adj)
inactive; motionless; immobile; incapable of reacting chemically. Antonym: capable of movement; mobile
ingenuous (adj)
naive and trusting; artless; unsophisticated; innocent. Antonym: cunning; sophisticated; guileful; devious; artful
innocuousness (n)
harmlessness; inoffensiveness; insipidity; innocence. Antonym: harmfulness; toxicity; noxiousness; injuriousness
insensible (adj)
incapable of feeling; unresponsive; emotionless; unfeeling; unaware. Antonym: conscious; keenly aware; capable of feelings sensible
insularity (n)
narrow-mindedness; provinciality; parochialism; isolation. Antonym: cosmopolitanism; urbanity; broad-mindedness
intractable (adj)
stubborn; unyielding; obstinate; obdurate; unruly; pigheaded. Antonym: yielding; readily compliant; complaisant; amenable; docile
intransigence (n)
stubbornness; refusal of any compromise; obstinacy; obduracy; extreme firmness. Antonym: flexibility; readiness to compromise; willingness to yield
inundate (v)
overwhelm; flood; submerge; deluge; swamp. Antonym: drain; make scarce
inured (adj)
accustomed; hardened; toughened; habituated. Antonym: unaccustomed; unable to become habituated
invective (n)
abuse; verbal attack; vituperation; violent censure. Antonym: praise; laudatory words; complimentary speech
irascible (adj)
irritable; touchy; testy; quick-tempered. Antonym: affable; even-tempered; easygoing
irresolute (adj)
uncertain how to act; unsure; weak; indecisive; vacillating. Antonym: resolute; determined; decisve
lachrymose (adj)
tearful; weeping; sorrowful; melancholy; dolorous. Antonym: cheerful; blithe; buoyant; jolly; joyful
lassitude (n)
languor; weariness; lack of energy. Antonym: feeling of vigor; vitality; verve; drive
latent (adj)
potential but undeveloped; dormant; hidden. Antonym: patent; manifest; overt
loquacious (adj)
talkative; voluble; garrulous; gabby; long-winded. Antonym: taciturn; reticent; laconic; terse
lumber (v)
move heavily; shamble; plod. Antonym: glide; move smoothly; waft; float
luminous (adj)
shining; issuing light; glowing; gleaming. Antonym: dull; lackluster
magnanimity (n)
generosity; greatness of spirit; nobility; high-mindedness.
Antonym: pettiness; meanness; stinginess; parsimoniousness
malinger (v)
shirk; feign illness to evade work. Antonym: work dutifully; live up to one's responsibility
malleable (adj)
capable of being shaped by pounding; soft and pliable; impressionable. Antonym: rigid; unmalleable; unyielding
maverick (n)
rebel; nonconformist; eccentric; oddball. Antonym: traditionalist; conformist; conventional person
mendacious (adj)
untruthful; lying; habitually dishonest; deceitful. Antonym: truthful; honest.
mercurial (adj)
capricious; unpredictable; inconstant; fickle; volatile; lively. Antonym: constant; steady; unvarying; phlegmatic
metamorphosis (n)
change of form; transformation; total alteration; transfiguration. Antonym: continuation without change
misanthrope (n)
one who hates or distrusts people. Antonym: philanthropist; sociable person.
morose (adj)
melancholy; dejected; gloomy; sullen. Antonym: cheerful; merry; jovial; happy
neophyte (n)
novice; tyro; beginner; tenderfoot. Antonym: expert; veteran; old hand