vocab - synonyms and antonyms Flashcards

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fortuitous
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Irascible
Querulous
Innocuous
Syn: feeble
Implacable
Syn: relentless
amenity
Atm)unpleasantness, disagreeableness
perpetual
continuous / temperary
Militate
Syn: work against
Antonym(s) of entice
discourage
assuage
Synonyms: mitigate, alleviate
uncoordinated / graceful
a
pungent
adj.
antonyms: bland, unappetizing, colorless, insipid
bellicose
S: aggressive, combative, belligerent
A: amicable, peaceable, conciliatory, pacific
Insidious
Synonyms: cunning, underhanded, perfidious
Antonyms: frank, ingenuous, aboveboard
Histrionic
Synonyms: affected, stagy
Antonyms: low-keyed, muted, untheatrical, subdued
Sedulous
syn: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
ant: lackadaisical, listless, indolent, otoise
vitriolic
Synonym: withering, acerbic, mordant
copious
(syn) ample, profuse, bountiful
ardent
(adj.) very enthusiastic, impassioned.
Attest
Antonyms: Deny, disprove, refute, rebut
florid
synonyms: flushed, ruddy; flowery, frilly,ornate
antonyms: pale, ashen, pallid, sallow; austere, stark
levity
syn: giddiness, flippancy, frivolity, fickleness
ant: seriousness, humorlessness, solemnity
qualm
s: regret, second thought, scruple
occult
Antonym: mundane, common, public, exoteric
sinecure
Synonyms: "no-show" job, cushy job
Synonyms for qualm
regret, second thought, scruple
synonym of inspire
to motivate, to spark
prone
(adj.) lying face down; inclined, likely
synonyms: prostrate, liavle, apt
antonyms: standing, upright, unlikely
defect
(n.) An imperfection, flaw, or blemish of some kind; (v.) to desert a cause or organization
placid
tranquil
denouement
syn- conclusion
Sedate
Ant: garish
Prowess
Ant: ineptitude
clarity
lucidity, precision
Synonyms for obsess
preoccupy
an ENGAGING smile
winsome
boisterous
loud, unruly, disorderly
allocate
(syn)assign, allot, apportion
Synonym for imprecation
condemnation
clemency
n.
synonyms: leniency, forbearance, gentleness
caveat
synonyms: a warning, caution
exhilerate
syn.- stimulate, excite, gladden
ant.- discourage, dispirit, dishearten, inhibit
flout
Antonyms: obey, honor, revere
aloof
S: standoffish
A: sociable
cajole
Synonyms: wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap
unfeigned
adj.
synonyms: sincere, real, genuine, heartfelt
exuberant
S: lively, ebullient, irrepressible, lavish
A: depressed, despondent, sulky, restrained
supercilious
snobbish, patronizing, overbearing / humble, meek, deferential, servile
haggard
syn: drawn, gaunt, wasted
ant: healthy, glowing, radiant, hale and hearty
pliable
S: supple, adaptable, resilient
A: rigid, inflexible, recalcitrant
proclivity
Synonym: natural bent, penchant, propensity
mollify
Antonyms: enrage, anger, aggravate, exacerbate
applicable
S: appropriate, fit, apt, apposite
A: inappropriate, unsuitable, irrelevant
dissent
S: differ, dispute
A: agree, concur, unanimity, harmony
surfeit
Synonyms: excess, glut, cloy, satiate ;antonyms: dearth, paucity, lack
queue
syn; column, file, row, line ant; disorganized crowd
dour
bleak
unquestionable
unimpeachable
gambit
syn:strategy;play;maneuver
ant;blunder
uncanny
eerie-s
cache
syn: hoard
rudimentary
syn: undeveloped
fluent
ant: inept
treachery
ant fealty
renown
ant: obscurity
rebut
synonyms:disprove, confute
antonyms:confirm, corroborate
inflated (s)
turgid
aura
(syn) ambience
scrupulous
s:painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
a:careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
animated
-SYN.-energetic, vigorous
-ANT.-dull, lifeless, dead, flat
unflagging
drooping sagging A
waver
(a) stand firm
innuendo
Antonyms: direct statement
benevolent
antonyms: malicious, spiteful, malevolent
punctilious
careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
affable
surly cantankerous dous inhospitible
depreciation
cheapening, lowering, devaluation; increase, appreciation, enhancement
Suave
Synonym- Sophisticated, Urbane, Polished
Antonym- Crude, Clumsy, Unpolished, Oafish, Loutish
remonstrate
(syn) reason against, expostulate
renegade
antonyms: (n., adj.) loyalist, patriot
eclat
S: celebrity
A: dullness, insipidity, mediocrity
wanton
synonyms: rash, malicious, spiteful, unprovoked, antonyms: justified, morally strict, responsible
Melee
Synonyms: Fracas, brawl, scuffle, donnybrook
Antonyms: Friendly chat, peace and quiet
tendentious
syn: jaundiced; partisan ant: indifferent
Discomfit
Rout, trounce, drub, thwart, foil, baffle, nonplus, abash, disconcert, fluster. Antonyms - lose to, reassure.
domestic
syn: native (n) servant
ant: foreign
buddy
a close friend who accompanies his buddies in their activities
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