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1 Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G, Unit 6
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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