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1 English 111 Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G, Unit 6

2 Abject: think of being objected to misery  (adj.) degraded; base, contemptible; cringing, servile; complete and unrelieved  Synonyms: wretched, miserable, ignoble, sheer, utter  Antonyms: lofty, noble, exalted

3 Agnostic: “no” is in the middle of the words (no way to know)  (n.) one who believes that nothing can be known about God; a skeptic; (adj.) without faith, skeptical  Synonyms: (n.) doubter  Antonyms: (n.) believer

4 Complicity: same root word as accomplice  (n.) involvement in wrongdoing; the state of being an accomplice  Synonyms: connivance, collusion  Antonyms: noninvolvement, innocence

5 Derelict: sounds like delinquent  (n.) someone or something that is abandoned or neglected; (adj.) left abandoned; neglectful of duty  Synonyms: (n.) vagrant; (adj.) remiss, delinquent  Antonyms: (adj.) punctilious, conscientious, scrupulous

6 Diatribe: opposite of tribute (root word)  (n.) a bitter and prolonged verbal attack  Synonyms: harangue, tirade  Antonyms: panegyric, encomium, eulogy

7 Effigy: a way to say “eff” you  (n.) a crude image of a despised person  Synonyms: figure, figurine, likeness

8 Equity: looks like equality  (n.) the state or quality of being just, fair, or impartial; fair and equal treatment; something that is fair; the money value of a property above and beyond and mortgage or other claim  Synonyms: justice, fairness, impartiality  Antonyms: injustice, unfairness, bias, prejudice

9 Inane: so silly it’s insane  (adj.) silly, empty of meaning or value  Synonyms: vapid, idiotic, moronic, fatuous  Antonyms: sensible, meaningful, profound

10 Indictment: court term = indicted  (n.) the act of accusing; a formal accusation  Synonyms: charge, accusation

11 Indubitable: think “in-doubt-able”  (adj.) certain, not to be doubted or denied  Synonyms: unquestionable, indisputable  Antonyms: questionable, debatable, dubious

12 Intermittent: We wear mittens intermittently in Georgia.  (adj.) stopping and beginning again, sporadic  Synonyms: fitful, spasmodic, random  Antonyms: continuous, uninterrupted

13 Moot: The point is moot.  (adj.) open to discussion and debate, unresolved; (v.) to bring up for discussion; (n.) a hypothetical law case argued by students  Synonyms: debatable, questionable; (v.) broach  Antonyms: (adj.) undebatable, indisputable, self evident

14 Motif: weight or judgment in The Crucible  (n.) a principal idea, feature, theme, or element; a repeated or dominant figure in a design

15 Neophyte: Neo = new guy in The Matrix  (n.) a new convert, beginner, novice  Synonyms: tenderfoot, tyro, rookie  Antonyms: veteran, past master, expert, pro

16 Perspicacity: perspective  (n.) keenness in observing and understanding  Synonyms: acuity, acumen, discernment  Antonyms: dullness, obtuseness

17 Plenary: whole planet  (adj.) complete in all aspects or essentials; absolute; attended by all qualified  Synonyms: unlimited, unrestricted  Antonyms: limited, restricted, incomplete

18 Surveillance: video survelliance  (n.) a watch kept over a person; careful, close, and disciplined observation  Synonyms: observation, scrutiny, monitoring

19 Sylvan: no vans in the woods  (adj.) pertaining to or characteristics of forests; living or located in a forest; wooded, woody  Synonyms: forested, Arcadian

20 Testy: like you feel on a day with four tests  (adj.) easily irritated; characterized by impatience and exasperation  Synonyms: irritable, peevish, waspish, petulant  Antonyms: even- tempered, imperturbable, unexcitable

21 Travesty: sounds like tragedy  (n.) a grotesque or grossly inferior imitation; a disguise, especially the clothing of the opposite sex; (v.) to ridicule by imitating in a broad or burlesque fashion  Synonyms: burlesque, parody, caricature, farce


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