Vocabulary Workshop Level F Units 4-6 Synonyms and Antonyms Flashcards

Terms Definitions
affable
Synonyms: genial, amicable, agreeable, cordial
affable
Antonyms: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable
aggrandize
Synonyms: augment, amplify, enhance, exalt
aggrandize
Antonyms: reduce, decrease, diminish
amorphous
Synonyms: formless, unstructured, nebulous, inchoate
amorphous
Antonyms: definite, well-defined, clear-cut
aura
Synonyms: ambience, atmosphere
contraband
Synonyms: illicit, bootleg, unlawful
contraband
Antonyms: legal, lawful, licit
erudite
Synonyms: profoundly educated, well-read
erudite
Antonyms: ignorant, uneducated, illiterate
gossamer
Synonyms: filmy, diaphanous, sheer, airy
gossamer
Antonyms: thick, dense, solid, massive
infer
Synonyms: gather, deduce, presume, guess
inscrutable
Synonyms: impenetrable, incomprehensible
inscrutable
Antonyms: comprehensible, intelligible
insular
Synonyms:narrow-minded, parochial, provincial
insular
Antonyms: catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal
irrevocable
Synonyms: irreversible, unrecallable, unalterable
irrevocable
Antonyms: reversible, changeable
propensity
Synonyms: natural bent, proclivity, penchant
propensity
Antonyms: natural incapacity or inability
querulous
Synonyms: petulant, touchy, cranky, irritable
querulous
Antonyms: uncomplaining, serene, placid
remonstrate
Synonyms: reason against, expostulate
repudiate
Synonyms: disavow, abjure, renounce
repudiate
Antonyms: avow, affirm, aver, avouch
resilient
Synonyms: springy, elastic, buoyant, bouncy
resilient
Antonyms: rigid, stiff, inflexible, unyielding
reverberate
Synonyms: rumble, thunder, boom, echo
scurrilous
Synonyms: obscene, filthy, abusive
scurrilous
Antonyms: decorous, seemly, tasteful
sedulous
Synonyms: assiduous, tireless, indefatigable
sedulous
Antonyms: lackadaisical, listless, indolent
sleazy
Synonyms: inferior, cheesy, tawdry
sleazy
Antonyms: superior, first-rate, quality, sturdy
Autonomy
Synonyms: home rule
Axiomatic
Synonyms: taken for granted
Blazon
Synonyms: broadcast, trumpet
Caveat
Synonyms: admonition, word of the wise
Equitable
Synonyms: , reasonable, evenhanded
Extricate
Synonyms: disentangle, extract, disengage
Filch
Synonyms: pilfer, purloin, swipe
Flout
Synonyms: scoff at, sneer at, snicker at, scorn
Fractious
Synonyms: refractory, recalcitrant, peevish
Precept
Synonyms: principle, maxim
Salutary
Synonyms: salubrous, curative
Scathing
Synonyms: searing, harsh, ferocious, savage
Scourge
Synonyms: (v.) flog, beat; (n.) bane, plague, pestilence
Sepulchral
Synonyms: doleful, lugubrious, mortuary
Soporific
Synonyms: (n.) narcotic, anesthetic
Straitlaced
Synonyms: highly conventional, overly strict, stuffy
Transient
Synonyms: (adj.) impermanent, ephemeral, evanescent
Unwieldy
Synonyms: cumbersome, bulky, clumsy, impractical
Vapid
Synonyms: insipid, lifeless, colorless
autonomy
Antonyms: dependence, subjection, colonial status
axiomatic
Antonyms: questionable, dubious, controversial
blazon
Antonyms: hide, conceal, cover up, bury
equitable
Antonyms: unjust, unfair, one-sided, disproportionate
extricate
Antonyms: enmesh, entangle, involve
flout
Antonyms: obey, honor, revere, uphold
fractious
Antonyms: docile, tractable, cooperative
salutary
Antonyms: detrimental, deleterious, pernicious
scathing
Antonyms: bland, mild
scourge
Antonyms: godsend, boon, blessing
soporific
Antonyms: (adj.) stimulating; (n.) stimulant, stimulus
straitlaced
Antonyms: lax, loose, indulgent, permissive, dissolute
transient
Antonyms: permanent, imperishable, immortal
unwieldy
Antonyms: manageable, easy to handle
vapid
Antonyms: zesty, spicy, savory, colorful, lively
anomalous
Synonyms: exceptional, atypical, unusual, aberrant
aspersion
Synonyms: innuendo, calumny, denigration
bizarre
Synonyms: grotesque, fantastic, outlandish
brusque
Synonyms: curt, tactless, ungracious, gruff, rough
cajole
Synonyms: wheedle, inveigle, soft-soap, sweet-talk
castigate
Synonyms: chastise, rebuke, censure, upbraid
contrive
Synonyms: think up, devise, concoct, fabricate
demagogue
Synonyms: rabble-rouser, firebrand
disabuse
Synonyms: undeceive, enlighten, set straight
ennui
Synonyms: langour, world-weariness, listlessness
fetter
Synonyms: (n.) bond, restraint (v.) bind, hamper
heinous
Synonyms: evil, odious, abominable, outrageous
immutable
Synonyms: unchangeable, unalterable, fixed, invariable
insurgent
Synonyms: revolutionary, rebellious, mutinous
megalomania
Synonyms: delusions of grandeur
sinecure
Synonyms: "no-show" job, cushy job, "plum"
surreptitious
Synonyms: furtive, convert, clandestine, concealed
transgress
Synonyms: overstep, exceed, trespass, err
transmute
Synonyms: transform, convert, translate, metamorphose
vicarious
Synonyms: surrogate, substitute, imagined, secondhand
anomalous
Antonyms: normal, regular, customary, typical, ordinary
aspersion
Antonyms: endorsement, testimonial, praise
bizarre
Antonyms: normal, typical, ordinary, expected
brusque
Antonyms: gracious, tactful, courteous, diplomatic
cajole
Antonyms: coerce, force, strong-arm
castigate
Antonyms: reward, honor, praise, laud
disabuse
Antonyms: deceive, delude, pull wool over one's eyes
ennui
Antonyms: enthusiasm, liveliness, excitement, intensity
fetter
Antonyms: free, liberate, emancipate
heinous
Antonyms: excellent, wonderful, splendid
immutable
Antonyms: changeable, inconstant, variable, fickle
insurgent
Antonyms: loyalist, loyal, faithful
megalomania
Antonyms: humility, modesty, self-abasement
surreptitious
Antonyms: open, frank, aboveboard, overt
transgress
Antonyms: obey, toe the line
transmute
Antonyms: maintain, unchanged, preserve
vicarious
Antonyms: real, actual, firsthand
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