Vocabulary synonyms/antonyms Flashcards

Terms Definitions
posthumous
postmortem
Cliche
Platitude
Simple (ant)
Pompous
Compassion
Ant: heartlessness
insuperable
synonyms- insurmountable, overwhelming, invincible, unconquerable, indomitable
edible
antonym: poisoneous, harmful
panegyric
Atm)diatribe, tirade, philippic
inscrutable
Antonyms: comprehensible, intelligible
erode / disintegrate
s
Antonym for imprecation
blessing
cozen
dupe, decieve, beguile, inveigle
scrupulous
painstaking, meticulous, conscientious / careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
belittle
syn: minimize, underrate, disparage
ant: exaggerate, magnify, overestimate
Antonym(s) of fealty
disloyalty; treachery
remonstrate
Synonyms: reason against, expostulate
petulant
Antonyms: even-tempered, placid, serene
ennui
Antonyms: enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement
plethora
surplus, superfeit, glut, excess; shortage, paucity, dearth, scarcity
fracas
S: row, altercation, rhubarb, brouhaha
A: agreement, accord, unanimity, harmony
Dour
Synonyms: harsh, bleak, forbidding, saturnine
Antonyms: cheery, inviting, genial
pauper
S: destitute person
A: millionaire, tycoon
Scurrilous
syn: obscene, filthy, abusive, vituperative
ant: decorous, seemly, tasteful, dignified
deviate
(ant)conform to, abide by, orthodox
sophomoric
(adj.) immature and overconfident; conceited.
abstain
syn: avoid, decline, resist, refrain from
ant: yield to, give in to, indulge in
casual
a meeting that seemed ACCIDENTAL (syn)
extort
to obtain by violence, misuse of authority, or threats
SYNONYMS:blackmail, coerice, bilk, "shake down"
ANTONYMS:NONE IN THE BOOK
minimize
(v.) to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before
synonyms: belittle, downplay, underrate
antonyms: magnify, enlrge, exaggerate
fustian
noun
succeed
supervene
inflammable
adj.
thrive
flourish wither
open-minded (a)
dogmatic
fortaste
-SYN:preview, anticipation
-ANT:none
Rescind
Syn: retract
confute
syn: refute
sagacious
unwise, foolish
exotic
a: indigenous
agreeable (s)
amenable
disperse
break up-s
irate ant.
delighted, happy
immunity
synonyms: exemption, impunity
Nostrum (syn)
Panacea, Elixir
precept
SYN: principle, maxim
incorrigible
tractable, docile, curable, reparable
drone
-SYN.-noun:bum, do-nothing; verb:hum, buzz, purr
-ANT.-hard worker, workaholic
urbane
antonyms: crude, uncouth, boorish
ignoble
inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
Restive
Uneasy, Fidgety, Recalcitrant
Serene, Unruffled, Docile
Mitigate
lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
(s)
Provincial (a)
(adj) cosmopolitan, catholic, broad-minded
dwindle
(v.) to lessen, diminish
Synonyms: decrease, shrink, fade, peter out
Antonyms: increase, enlarge, swell, proliferate
harass
synonyms: annoy, pester, bedevil, beleaguer
erroneous
mistaken, fallacious, all wrong; accurate, correct, exact, unerring
lassitude
SYN: fatigue, lethargy, torpor, languor
ANT: energy, vitality, animation, liveliness
remiss
ant - scrupulous, dutiful, punctilious
gruesome
sight is sickening, unappetizing, or loathsome.
Posterity (a)
Ancestry, ancestors, forebears, the past
banal
syn: stale, insipid
ant: fresh, novel, original, new
accredit
to authorize, to certify, to endorse (syn.)
Definition of cadaverous
of or like a corpse; pale, gaunt, thin
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