antonyms : vocab. midterm : units Flashcards

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discern
overlook
munificent
stingy
propinquity
distance
acquisitive
unretentive
devious
aboveboard
taciturn
garrulous
attainment
failure
exhilarate
discourage
temerity
diffidence
augment
decrease
expostulate
none
waive
claim, accept
solecism
correct usage
virulent
innocuous, harmless
innuendo
direct statement
adulterate
purify, purge, expurgate
commodious
cramped, claustrophobic, insufficient
meticulous
careless, negligent, sloppy
thrifty
wasteful, careless, extravagant
vignette
epic, full-length treatment
Discrepancy
Convergence; agreement, consistency
precipitate
wary, cautious, circumspect
portable
immovable, fixed, rooted
abstemious
indulgent, immoderate, intemperate
intrinsic
extrinsic, external, outward
monologue
dialogue, conversation, colloquy
musty
fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new
recalcitrant
obedient, docile, cooperative, compliant
neutral
involved, committed, opinionated, heated, bold
microcosm
universe, macrocosm, cosmos, totality
Assent
To disagree, differ, dissent
Averse
Favorably disposed, eager, keen
decadence
rise, growth, development, maturation
preposterous
sensible, reasonable, realistic, plausible
pernicious
harmless, innocuous, salutary, salubrious
incorrigible
docile, tractable, curable, reparable
vitriolic
bland, saccharine, honeyed, sugary
preamble
conclusion, ending, closing, epilogue
exult
mope, sulk, regret, rue, lament
Intimation
A direct or blunt communication
clangor
silence, stillness, peace and quiet
rasping
sonorous, smooth, satiny, silky, mellow
condemn
to praise, admire, honor, applaud, approve
dregs
elite, upper crust, cream of the crop
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