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To make less in amount, degree, etc. to subside, become less; to deduct S-diminish, decrease, subside, let up A-intensify, increase, magnify.

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1 To make less in amount, degree, etc. to subside, become less; to deduct S-diminish, decrease, subside, let up A-intensify, increase, magnify

2  To clear from blame, responsibility or guilt  S- acquit, exonerate, vindicate, excuse, pardon  A-condemn, convict, incriminate, inculpate

3  To grow or accumulate over time, to happen as a natural result.  S- collect, accumulate, proceed from  A-dwindle, decrease, diminish, lessen

4 Acrimonious (adj.) 4 Stinging, bitter in temper or tone Synonyms: biting, rancorous, hostile, peevish Antonyms: gentle, warm, mild, cordial

5 Adulation (n.) 5 Praise or flattery that is excessive Synonyms: adoration, idolization, hero-worship Antonyms: ridicule, derision, odium

6 Affable (adj.) 6 Courteous and pleasant, sociable, easy to speak to Synonyms: genial, amicable, cordial Antonyms: surly, cantankerous, dour, inhospitable

7 Aggrandize 7 Verb Definition: To increase in greatness, power, or wealth; to build up or intensify; to make appear greater. Synonyms: Augment, Amplify, Enhance, Exalt

8 Amorphous 8 Adjective Definition: Shapeless, without definite form; of no particular type or character; without organization, unity or cohesion Synonym: Formless, Unstructured, Inchoate

9 Anathema 9 Noun Definition: an object of intense dislike; a curse or strong denunciation (often used adjectivally without the article) Synonym: Malediction, Imprecation, Abomination

10 Annotation (N) 10 A Critical or explanatory note or comment, especially for a literary work.

11 Assuage (V) 11 To make easier or milder, relieve; to quiet, calm; To put an end to, appease, satisfy, quench Syn: Mitigate, slake, allay Ant: intensify, aggravate, exacerbate

12 Avarice (N) 12 A greedy desire, particularly for wealth Syn: cupidity, rapacity, acquisitiveness

13 Bedlam 13 (n.) A state or scene of uproar and confusion Synonyms: Commotion, Pandemonium, Chaos, Anarchy Antonyms: Peace and Quiet, Order, Tranquility

14 Bizarre 14 (adj.) Extremely strange, unusual, atypical Synonyms: Grotesque, Fantastic, Outlandish Antonyms: Normal, Typical, Ordinary, Expected

15 Bulwark 15 (n.) A strong defense or pret4ection, a solid wall- like structure for defense; (v.) to provide such defense or protection. Synonyms: Bastion, Rampart Antonym: Breach

16 Caricature 16 Noun -Representation, such as a drawing, that exaggerates a characteristics features. To present something or someone in a deliberately distort way. -Syn-cartoon

17 Carousal 17 Noun Noisy, revelry, or merrymaking. (often with the suggestion of heavy drinking) Syn- binge

18 Castigate 18 Verb To punish severely, to criticize severely Syn- chastise Ant- honor, praise

19 Caveat 19 (n.) a warning or caution to prevent misunderstand or discourage behavior Synonyms: admonition, word to the wise

20 Clangor 20 (n.) a loud ringing sound; (v.) to make a loud ringing noise Synonym: (n.) din, clamor, uproar Antonyms: (n.) silence, stillness

21 Collate 21 (v.) to compare critically in order to note differences, similarities, ect.; to arrange in order for some specific purpose Synonyms: sort out, cross-check

22  To prepare by combining ingredients  To make up (as a dish)  Devise, invent, fabricate  Synonyms- create, fashion, rustle up

23  An expert  One who is well qualified to pass critical judgments, especially in one of the fine arts  Synonyms- savant, pundit  Antonyms- ignoramus, philistine

24  Dismay, confusion  Synonyms-shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay  Antonyms- calm, composure, aplomb

25 (n) Illegal traffic, smuggled goods (adj) illegal, prohibited Synonyms: Bootleg, Unlawful Antonyms: Legal, Lawful, Licit

26  To plan with ingenuity; to bring about through a plan  Synonyms: Think up, Concoct, Fabricate

27  Fat; having a large, bulky body  Synonyms: Overweight, Heavy, Obese, Stout  Antonyms: Slender, Lea, Spare, Gaunt

28  To confirm, make more certain, bolster, substantiate, verify.  Antonyms: refute, contradict, undermine, discredit.

29  Coarse, unfeeling; stupid  Synonyms: crude, tasteless, oafish, obtuse.  Antonyms: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant.

30  Too ready to believe, easily deceived.  Synonyms: Gullible, Trusting.  Antonyms: Dubious, Skeptical.

31 Cupidity (n.) 31 An eager desire for something; greed Synonyms: avarice, rapacity, craving, lust Antonyms: contentment, satiety, gratification

32 Debase (v.) 32 To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate Synonyms: cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate Antonyms: elevate, uplift, improve, enhance

33 Deleterious (adj.) 33 Harmful, injurious Synonyms: detriments, destructive, pernicious, damaging Antonyms: helpful, beneficial, harmless, innocuous

34 Denizen ( N.) 34 Definition: An inhabitant, resident; on who frequents a place Synonyms: dweller, habitué Antonyms: alien, outsider, foreigner

35 Desecrate (V.)35 Definition: To commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute Synonyms: profane, defile, violate Antonyms: revere, venerate, consecrate

36 Dilatory (ADJ.) 36 Definition: Tending to delay or procrastinate; not prompt; intend to delay or postpone Synonyms: stalling, slow, tardy, laggard Antonyms: prompt, punctual, speedy, expeditious

37 Disavow (v.) 37 To deny responsibility for or connection with s. disclaim, retract, abjure a. Acknowledge, admit, grant, certify

38 Dispassionate(adj.) 38 Impartial; calm, free from emotion s. unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached a. committed, engaged, partial, biased

39 Disseminated (v.) 39 To scatter or spread widely s. disperse, publicize, broadcast, circulate a. Bring together, concentrate, muster, conceal, hide

40 Dissension (noun) 40 Disagreement, sharp difference of opinion Synonyms: strife, discord, contention Antonyms: agreement, accord, harmony

41 Dun (verb, noun & adjective) 41 (v) to demand insistently, especially in payment of debt (n) a creditor (adj) dark, dull, drab, dingy Synonyms: (v) hound, harass, nag Antonyms: none

42 Elicit (verb) 42 To draw forth, bring out from some source Synonyms: evoke, extract, educe Antonyms: repress, quash, squelch, stifle

43 Enhance (verb) 43 To raise to a higher degree; to increase the value or desirability of Synonyms: – Improve, elevate Antonyms: – Diminish, degrade

44 Enthrall (verb) 44 To captivate, charm, hold spellbound; to enslave; to imprison Synonyms: – Fascinate, attract Antonyms: – Bore to tears, repel

45 Equanimity (noun) 45 Calmness, composure, refusal to panic Synonyms: – Tranquility, imperturbability Antonyms: – Excitability, flappability, agitation

46 Equivocate 46 to use unclear language especially to deceive or mislead someone Synonyms-palter,hedge Antonym-to speak ones mind plainly

47 Expurgate 47 remove matter thought to be objectionable or unsuitable from Synonym- Bleep Bowdlerize cleansestar Decontaminate Lustrate purge Antonym-dirty Open Allow permit

48 Extenuate 48 make (guilt or an offense) seem less serious or more forgivable Synonym- palliate Minimize Excuse Qualify Decrease Diminish downplay Antonym- Enlarge Grow Increase Expand Extend Raise develop

49 Extricate Verb 49 free (someone or something) from a constraint or difficulty. Syn unlock release Ant lock away

50 Fetter 50 Noun a chain or manacle used to restrain a prisoner, typically placed around the ankles. – Synoum chain – Ant unlock

51 Filch 51 pilfer or steal (something, especially a thing of small value) in a casual way. Verb Syn theft steal Ant give back free

52 FLOUT 52 V. -To mock, to treat with contempt

53 FACTIOUS 53 ADJ. – tending to be troublesome; quarrelsome, contrary; unpredictable.

54 GIST 54 N. – the essential part, main point, or essence.

55 Heinous (adj) Definition: Very wicked, offensive, hateful Synonyms: Evil, Odious, Outrageous Antonyms: Excellent, wonderful, splendid 55.

56 Immutable 57 adjective not mutable; unchangeable; changeless.

57 SLIDES 55-58!!!!!!

58 Inculcate (v.) 59 To impress on the mind by repetition, teach persistently and earnestly Syn.- instill, implant, infuse, ingrain, imbue Ant.- efface, extirpate, root out

59 Inscrutable (adj.) 60 Incapable of being understood; impossible to see through physically Syn.- impenetrable, incomprehensible, enigmatic Ant.- comprehensible, intelligible, penetrable

60 Insular (adj.) 61 Relating to, characteristics of, or situated on an island; narrow or isolated in outlook or experience Syn.- narrow-minded, parochial, provincial Ant.- catholic, cosmopolitan, liberal

61 Invective 63 Noun and Adjective (N) a strong denunciation or condemnation; abusive language; (A) abusive, vituperative Synonyms: (N) vituperation, abuse, philippic Antonyms: (N) tribute, panegyric, encomium

62 Motley 63 Adjective and Noun (A) showing great variety: composed of different elements or many colors; (N) a jester’s costume; a jester Synonyms: (A) variegated, heterogeneous, diverse; (N) fool Antonyms: (A) homogeneous, monochromatic

63 Nebulous (adj.) 65 Cloudlike, resembling a cloud; cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct Syn: hazy, fuzzy, cloudy, opaque, indeterminate Ant: definite, distinct, clear, sharply focused

64 Odium (n.) 66 Hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct Syn: abhorrence, opprobrium, shame, ignominy Ant: esteem, admiration, approbation

65 Penury (n.)67 Extreme poverty; barrenness, insufficiency Syn: destitution, indigence Ant: unaffected, modest

66 (n.) faithlessness, treachery Synonyms: betrayal, disloyalty, treason Antonyms: faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness Perfidy 68

67 Pernicious 69 Adjective Extremely harmful; deadly, fatal Synonyms : injurious, deleterious, baleful, noxious Antonyms : harmless, innocuous, salutary, salubrious

68 Pillage 70 Verb To rob of goods by open force (as in war),plunder Syn: Ravage,Sack Ant; None

69 Politic :seeming sensible and judicious under the circumstances Syn: Wise, sensible Ant: Unwise, Rash Adj 71.

70 Potpourri Part of speech: Noun Definition: A collection of diverse or miscellaneous items; a general mixture; petals mixed with spices for scent Synonyms: Hodgepodge, farrago, medley Antonyms: homogeneous or uniform group #72

71 73. Presentiment DEFINITION A vague sense of approaching misfortune OR Knowing something bad is going to happen SYN Foreboding, premotion, hunch

72 74

73 Profligate (adj & noun) (adj.) given over to dissipation and self-indulgence, immoral; recklessly extravagant (n.) a person given to wild spending Synonyms: (adj.) prodigal, improvident; (n.) spendthrift Antonyms: (adj.) penny-pinching, frugal, economical #75

74 Provincial (Adj.) 76 of or concerning a province of a country or empire Synonym: narrow- minded Antonym - broad

75 78. Querulous DEFINE Peevish, complaining, fretful Or Annoying, irritating SYN Petulant, irritable ANY Uncomplaining, stoical

76 Relegate (Verb) To send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition. Synonym: Downgrade Antonym: Promotion 79

77 Resilient Adj. springing back; rebounding Synonmys: elastic, flexible, springy.

78 Restitution 81 Part of speech: NOUN Definition: The act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position; making good on a loss or damage Synonyms: Reimbursement, Redress, Restoration

79 Resuscitate v. To revive, bring back to consciousness or existence Syn – revitalize, reanimate, restore, reactive 82

80 Reverberate (V.) 83 to continue in a series of quickly repeated sounds that bounce off a surface Syn- ECHO Ant- QUEIT

81 SATIATE (v.) to satisfy completely; to fill to excess; (adj.) full, satisfied. Verb/adjective Synonyms: (v.) surfeit, gorge Antonyms: (v.) deprive entirely of #84

82 Def: animated; vivacious; effervescent witty; brilliantly clever: a scintillating conversationalist Syn: Sparkling; Dazzling Ant: Dull 85

83 86. sear (verb) Definition: to make or become dry and withered; to char or scorch the surface of; to harden, to make unfeeling Syn: scorch, parch Ant: wet, moisten

84 Sedentary87 (adj.) Characterized by or calling for continued sitting; remaining in one place Syn: static, stationary Ant: active, peripathetic

85 Sepulchral 88 (adj.) Funereal, typical of the tomb; extremely gloomy or dismal Syn: lugubrious, mortuary Ant: no antonyms

86 Sleazy 89 (adjective) Definition: squalid; sordid; filthy; dilapidated; thin or poor in texture, as a fabric; cheap; flimsy Syn: cheap, flimsy ant: nice, respectable

87 Slovenly 90 (adjective) Deffinition: untidy especially in personal appearance Syn: slobbish, slobby, sloven, slovenly, unkempt, untidy Ant: groomed; neat, ordered, orderly, tidy; careful, fastidious

88 Soporific 91 Adjective/Noun adj: tending to cause sleep, relating to sleepiness or lethargy; n: something that induces sleep syn: (n) narcotic, anesthetic; ant: (adj) stimulating, (n) stimulant, stimulus

89 Squeamish (adj) Definition: Inclined to nausea, easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined Synonyms: Nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive Antonyms: None 92.

90 Surreptitious #94 adjective 1. obtained, done, made, etc., by stealth; secret or unauthorized: a surreptitious glance.

91 Thwart 95 (Verb) To oppose successfully; To prevent, frustrate. Syn: foil, baffleAnt: aid, assist

92 97. Transmute (verb) Definition: to change from one nature, substance or form to another syn: transform, convert Ant: maintain


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