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vocab unit 8 with syn, ant, pos, definition, and pronunciation

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acriMOnious
(adj) stinging, bitter in temper or tone
acrimonious
syn: biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
acrimonious
ant: gentile, warm, mild, friendly, cordial
BOvine
(adj) resembling a cow or ox
sluggish, unresponsive
bovine
syn: stolid, dull, slow, stupid
bovine
ant: alert, sharp, bright, keen, quick
consterNAtion
(n) dismay, confusion
consternation
syn: shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay
consternation
ant: calm, composure, aplomb
CORpulent
(adj) fat
having a large, bulky body
corpulent
syn: overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly
corpulent
ant: slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated
disaVOW
(v) to deny responsibility for or connection with
disavow
syn: disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
disavow
ant: acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
disPASSionate
(adj) impartial
calm, free from emotion
dispassionate
syn: unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached
dispassionate
ant: committed, engaged, partial, biased
diSSENsion
(n) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
dissension
syn: strife, discord, contention
dissension
ant: agreement, accord, harmony
DISSipate
(v) to cause to disappear
to scatter, dispel
to spend foolishly, squander
to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
dissipate
syn: disperse, strew, diffuse, waste
dissipate
ant: gather, collect, conserve, husband
EXpurgate
(v) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text
to cleanse, purify
expurgate
syn: purge, censure, bowdlerize
GAUNTlet
(n) an armored or protective glove
a challenge
2 lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them
an ordeal
gauntlet
syn: dare, provocation, trial, punishment
hypoTHETical
(adj) based on an assumption or guess
used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
hypothetical
syn: assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
hypothetical
ant: actual, real, tested, substantiated
igNOble
(adj) mean, low, base
ignoble
syn: inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
ignoble
ant: admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble
imPUGN
(v) to call into question
to attack as false
impugn
syn: challenge, deny, dispute, query, question
impugn
ant: confirm, prove, verify, validate
inTEMperate
(adj) immoderate, lacking in self-control
inclement
intemperate
syn: excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
intemperate
ant: moderate, restrained, cool and collected
Odium
(n) hatred, contempt
disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
odium
syn: abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy
odium
ant: esteem, admiration, approbation
PERfidy
(n) faithlessness, treachery
perfidy
syn: betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
perfidy
ant: faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness
RELegate
(v) to place in a lower position
to assign, refer, turn over
to banish
relegate
syn: transfer, consign, demote, exile
relegate
ant: promote, elevate, advance, recall
SQUEAmish
inclined to nausea
easily shocked or upset
excessively fastidious or refined
squeamish
syn: nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish
subSERvient
(adj) subordinate in capacity or role
submissively obedient
serving to promote some end
subservient
syn: secondary, servile, obsequious, useful
subservient
ant: primary, principal, bossy, domineering
suSCEPtible
(adj) open to
easily influenced
lacking in resistance
susceptible
syn: vulnerable, receptive, impressionable
susceptible
ant: resistant, immune