BarroGRE: Word List w/ antonyms 9 Flashcards

Terms Definitions
feasible
adj. practical
festive
adj. joyous; celebratory
amulet
N. charm; talisman.
covenant
N. agreement, promise,
ennui
n. boredom, dissatisfaction, tedium
flagging
adj. weak from exhaustion
antiquated
ADJ. old-fashioned; obsolete; out-dated
ant: forward-looking, modern, recent
agility
n. nimbleness; deftness
ant: clumsiness, stiffness
caricature
N. exaggerated description, distortion; burlesque
brook
V. tolerate; endure, withstand
assay
V. analyze; evaluate; investigate
disinterested*
adj. unprejudiced, impartial, objective; indifferent, apathetic
ant: biased, partial, subjective
condign
adj. appropriate; deserved (almost always, in the sense of deservedly severe) especially of a punishment
ethnic
adj. relating to races, cultural
exuberance
n. overflowing abundance, joyful enthusiasm, flamboyance, lavishness
adjuration
n. solemn urging, oath
ant: disavowal
apex
N. tip; summit; climax.
ant: nadir
edify
v. instruct, correct morally, enlighten
dwindle
v. shrink, gradually reduce, lessen
ant: increase, grow, develop
affirmation
n. positive assertion; confirmation; solemn pledge by one who refuses to take an oath
ant: denial, negation, nullification
beseech
V. beg; plead with; implore
bevy
N. large group; swarm; gathering
carnivorous
ADJ. flesh or meat-eating
ant: herbivorous, vegetarian
demure
adj. grave, reserved, serious; coy,prim, modest
ant: forward, brash, brazen, immodest
canny
ADJ. shrewd, clever; thrifty, frugal
ant: inept, unskilled
dauntless
ADJ. bold, fearless, audacious
ant: daunted, scared, frightened
convex
adj. curving outward, rounded, protruberant
ant: concave, depressed, sunken
congruent
adj. in agreement; corresponding
ant: incongruent, disagreeable
appurtenances
N. subordinate possessions; accessory, appendage
bait
V. harass; tease; lure; provoke
desperado
n. reckless outlaw, desperate criminal
dissertation
n. formal essay, scholarly thesis
commensurate*
adj. corresponding in extent, degree, amount, etc.; proportionate, equivalent
ant: incommensurate, disproportionate, inappropriate
equivocate*
v. lie, intentionally mislead; attempt to conceal the truth, be evasive
ant: directness, clarity
entice
v. lure, attract, tempt, persuade
ant: dissuade, repel
extrovert
n. person interested mostly in external objects and actions, outgoing person
ant: introvert
fallow
adj. plowed but not sowed; uncultivated
acerbity
n. bitterness of speech and temper
ant: mellowness, mildness
ample
ADJ. abundant; more than necessary; sufficient
ant: insufficient, meager, not enough
ecologist
n. person concerned with the interrelationship between living organisms and their environment
allocate
v. assign; divide among; allot
ant: keep, keep together
circumlocution
n. unnecessarily wordy and indirect speech; evasive language
ant: conciseness, terseness
blithe
ADJ. carefree and unconcerned (perhaps foolishly so); cheerful and gay
ant: morose, sorrowful, sad
cavalier
ADJ. casual and offhand; haughty; arrogant
ant: humble, reticent, shy
decorum*
n. propriety; orderliness and good taste in manners, etiquette
ant: impropriety, rudeness, bad manners
bungle
V. mismanage; blunder; to handle badly
ant: succeed, accomplish, fulfill
decelerate
V. slow down, decrease in velocity
ant: accelerate, speed up, quicken
cordial
adj. gracious, warn and sincere; heartfelt, earnest
ant: cold, reserved, distant; fake, insincere
corpulent
adj. very fat, obese, overweight
ant: thin, slim, skinny
assimilate
V. absorb; incorporate; cause to become homogeneous; adjust
ant: misunderstand, reject, not adapt
avocation
N. secondary or minor occupation; hobby; recreation
ant: profession, vocation, work
bacchanalian
ADJ. drunken; drunk revelry (from Bacchus, Roman god of wine)
despoil
v. strip of valuables, rob, plunder
dissipate
v. squander, waste; scatter or disperse
ant: hoard, save; collect, gather
dissimulate
v. pretend, conceal (feelings) by feigning
endemic*
adj. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
ant: ecdemic, epidemic, cosmopolitan
exact
v. require or demand, often forcibly; take, claim
fatalism
n. belief that events are determined by forces beyond one's control
acclimate
v. adjust to climate or environment; adapt
anthology
N. book of literary selections by various authors.
ambiguous*
adj. unclear or doubtful in meaning; obscure
ant: definite, explicit, lucid
chronic
adj. long established, as a disease, persistent; habitual or inveterate
ant: acute; temporary, occasional
blanch
V. bleach; whiten; turn pale with fear
centripetal
ADJ. tending toward the center; unify
ant: centrifugal
deify
v. turn into a god, idolize, glorify
ant: degrade, dishonor
bolt
N. door bar (deadbolt); fastening pin or screw (nuts & bolts); length of fabric
convention
n. social or moral custom, established practice; formal assembly; diplomatic agreement
arcade
N. a covered passageway, usually lined with shops
balm
N. something that relieves pain; oily analgesic
disconcert
v. confuse; to disturb the composure of, ruffle
ant: calm, soothe
dissuade
v. persuade not to do, discourage, deter
ant: persuade, influence
essay
v. make an attempt at, try; test, examine
fanfare
n. call by bugles or trumpets; showy display
anarchist
N. person who seeks to overturn the established government; advocate of abolishing authority.
allegory
n. story in which characters are used as symbols; fable; indirect representation
coeval
adj. living at the same time as; contemporary
defray
v. provide for the payment of, bear the expense of, cover
archaeology
N. study of artifacts and relics of early mankind
disdain
v. view with scorn or contempt (also n.), despise
ant: admiration, esteem, favor
embark
v. commence, set out; go on board a boat; begin a journey
ant: disembark, land
arbiter
N. a person with power to decide a dispute; judge; mediator
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