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Acquisitive (adj) Able to get and retain ideas or information; concerned with acquiring wealth or property Syn: greedy, grasping, avaricious, retentive Ant: altruistic, unretentive **acquiring stuff
Arrogate (v) To claim or take without right Syn: expropriate, usurp, commandeer Ant: relinquish, renounce, abdicate, abandon **aaarrrrggggh!
Belabor (v) To work on excessively; to thrash soundly Syn: overwork **labor
Carping (adj)(n) Tending to find fault, especially in a petty, nasty, or hairsplitting way; (n) petty, nagging criticism Syn: nit-picking, caviling Ant: approving, uncritical **One who harps on…
Coherent (adj) Holding or sticking together; making a logical whole; comprehensible, meaningful Syn: connected, unified, consistent, cohesive Ant: muddled, chaotic, disjointed **co - together
Congeal (v) To change from liquid to solid, thicken; to make inflexible or rigid Syn: harden, jell, coagulate, solidify Ant: melt, liquefy **geal - jell
Emulate (v) To imitate with the intent of equaling or surpassing the model Syn: copy, mimic, rival **imitate
Encomium (n) A formal expression of praise, a lavish tribute Syn: eulogy, commendation Ant: condemnation, criticism ** Come listen to this great tribute album.
Eschew (v) To avoid, shun, keep away from Syn: abstain from, steer clear of, forgo Ant: embrace, adopt **stay away if someone says “achooooo!”
Germane (adj) Relevant, appropriate, apropos, fitting Syn: pertinent Ant: irrelevant, extraneous, inappropriate **germs - germane to sickness
Insatiable (adj) So great or demanding as not to be satisfied Syn: unquenchable, ravenous, voracious **can’t be satisfied
Intransigent (adj) Refusing to compromise, irreconcilable Syn: uncompromising, unyielding, obdurate Ant: lukewarm, halfhearted, yielding **Won’t do transaction.
Invidious (adj) Offensive, hateful; tending to cause bitterness and resentment Syn: malicious, spiteful, prejudicial, pejorative Ant: complimentary, flattering, ameliorative **It is hideous to be invidious.
Largesse (n) Generosity in giving; lavish or bountiful contributions Syn: liberality, munificence, bounty Ant: stinginess, miserliness **giving LARGE
Reconnaissance (n) A survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination Syn: scouting expedition **go on recon
Substantiate (v) To establish by evidence, prove; to give concrete or substantial form to Syn: verify, confirm, validate, authenticate Ant: refute, disprove, invalidate **give substance to a claim
Taciturn (adj) Habitually silent or quiet, inclined to talk very little Syn: tight-lipped, uncommunicative, laconic Ant: garrulous, loquacious, prolix, verbose **The taxi driver is taciturn.
Temporize (v) To stall or act evasively in order to gain time, avoid a confrontation, or postpone a decision; to compromise Syn: hedge, dillydally, procrastinate Ant: indefensible, unjustifiable ** to temporarily delay
Tenable (adj) Capable of being held or defended Syn: defensible, justifiable, maintainable Ant: indefensible, unjustifiable ** I got a 10/10 when I could defend my answers. QUIZ 10/10 A +