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1 English 111 Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G, Unit 7

2 Allay (think of Allieve) (v.) to calm or pacify, set to rest; to lessen or relieve Synonyms: reduce, alleviate, moderate Antonyms: aggravate, exacerbate, intensify

3 Bestial (think of a beast) (adj.) beastlike; beastly, brutal, subhuman in intelligence and sensibility Synonyms: animal, depraved, loathsome Antonyms: human, humane, clement, virtuous, upright

4 Convivial (think of Miss Congeniality) (adj.) festive, sociable, having fun together, genial Synonyms: fun-loving, jovial, merry Antonyms: dour, grim, sullen, unsociable

5 Coterie (think of a cohort) (n.) a circle of acquaintances; a close knit, often exclusive, group of people with a common interest Synonyms: clique, set

6 Counterpart (think: two equal parts) (n.) a person or thing closely resembling or corresponding to another; a complement Synonyms: match

7 Demur: (think of how you’d feel if you made a D) (v.) to object or take exception to; (n.) an objection Synonyms: (v.) protest, object to Antonyms: (v.) assent to, consent to, accept, agree to

8 Effrontery (think of someone who screams the “eff” word) (n.) shameless boldness, impudence Synonyms: gall, chutzpah, nerve, impertinence, cheek Antonyms: shyness, diffidence, timidity

9 Embellish (think of a belly ring) to decorate, adorn, touch up; to improve by adding details Synonyms: ornament, garnish Antonyms: strip, mar, disfigure

10 Ephemeral ( think of a cross between evanescent and fleeting) (adj.) lasting only a short time, short-lived Synonyms: fleeting, transient, evanescent, transitory Antonyms: durable, long- lasting, permanent, perpetual

11 Felicitous (think fortunate) (adj.) appropriate, apt, well chosen; marked by well-being or good fortune, happy Synonyms: fortunate, well-put Antonyms: inappropriate, inept, graceless, unhappy

12 Furtive (think of a creepy Furbie) (adj.) done slyly or stealthily, sneaky, secret, shifty; stolen Synonyms: clandestine, covert, surreptitious Antonyms: forthright, aboveboard, open

13 Garish (think glaring, gaudy) (adj.) glaring; tastelessly showy or over decorated in a vulgar or offensive way Synonyms: gaudy, flashy, tawdry Antonyms: subdued, muted, understated, quiet

14 Illusory (think of an illusion) (adj.) misleading, deceptive; lacking in or not based on reality Synonyms: specious, spurious, fanciful, imaginary Antonyms: actual, real, factual, objective

15 Indigent (not a gentleman) (adj.) needy; impoverished Synonyms: penniless, poverty-stricken, destitute Antonyms: wealthy, affluent, prosperous

16 Inordinate: think extraordinary (adj.) far too great, exceeding reasonable limits, excessive Synonyms: exorbitant, extravagant Antonyms: moderate, reasonable, equitable

17 jettison (have to toss off the jet) (v.) to cast overboard, get rid of as unnecessary or burdensome Synonyms: cast off, discard, dump, junk, abandon Antonyms: conserve, retain, hold on to, keep

18 Misanthrope (mis-anthrope) (n.) a person who hates or despises people Synonyms: people-hater

19 pertinacious (adj.) very persistent; holding firmly to a course of action or a set of beliefs; hard to get rid of, refusing to be put off or denied Synonyms: stubborn, dogged, determined

20 Picayune (think of being picky about something small) (adj.) of little value or importance, paltry, measly; concerned with trifling matters, small- minded Synonyms: inconsequential, piddling, trifling Antonyms: important, significant, huge, gigantic

21 Raiment: raincoat (n.) clothing, garments Synonyms: apparel, attire


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