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Unit 2 - Synonyms and Antonyms

synonyms and antonyms from words in chapters 6-10, Advanced Word Power
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accolade
commendation - synonym
apocryphal
fictitious, not true - synonym
appall
to horrify - synonym
blasphemy
contempt against something religious - synonym
commiserate
to sympathize - synonym
diatribe
a denunciation, a severe put-down - synonym
duplicity
trickery - synonym
edifice
something constructed like a very large structure - synonym
equivocal
noncommittal, not making up your mind either way - synonym
garbled
muddled as your words or thought - synonym
gravity
seriousness as of a situation - synonym
heretic
a nonconformist especially to a solid belief - synonym
incite
to arouse to action - synonym
infraction
an offense against the rules - synonym
irascible
hot-tempered, easily angered - synonym
kindle
to ignite, stir up - synonym
ludicrous
absurd, totally ridiculous and vulgar - synonym
peruse
to read thoughtfully - synonym
recapitulate
to state again, restate - synonym
recluse
a loner - synonym
renounce
to give up something or someone - synonym
rescind
to cancel or do away with - synonym
scrutinize
to look at closely - synonym
untenable
insupportable, indefensible - synonym
vilify
to malign, speak evil of - synonym
affable
unfriendly - antonym
assuage
to make something worse - antonym
cacophony
complete harmony in sounds - antonym
censure
praise - antonym
clamor
silence, no sounds - antonym
cognizant
ignorant of something - antonym
contract
to expand - antonym
desultory
purposeful, having a purpose - antonym
enmity
friendship and love for - antonym
erroneous
correct - antonym
expedient
unselfish - antonym
garner
to lose something - antonym
hindrance
something that helps - antonym
irresolute
certain of it - antonym
languish
to thrive and do well - antonym
loquacious
silent, no words - antonym
negligent
conscientious, careful in doing - antonym
obtuse
clever in dealings - antonym
opaque
clear, in thinking - antonym
paucity
abundance, having enough - antonym
profane
reverent, showing respect - antonym
somber
cheerful - antonym
stagnant
in motion, as a stream - antonym
uniform
varying, different - antonym
lavish
stingy as a lifestyle - antonym