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Unit 12 Book E. 1. Abjure: (v.) to renounce, repudiate under oath: to avoid, shun  Synonyms: forswear, retract, recant, abstain from.  Antonyms: affirm,

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1 Unit 12 Book E

2 1. Abjure: (v.) to renounce, repudiate under oath: to avoid, shun  Synonyms: forswear, retract, recant, abstain from.  Antonyms: affirm, avow, aver, profess

3 2. Acrid: (adj.) harsh in taste or odor: sharp in manner or temper.  Synonyms: irritating, stinging, bitter, caustic  Antonyms: gentle, smooth, mild

4 3. August: (adj.) majestic, inspiring admiration and respect  Synonyms: Stately, dignified, exalted, venerable  Antonyms: humble, base, mean, lowly

5 4. Callous: (adj.) emotionally hardened, unfeeling  Synonyms: insensitive, unsympathetic, thick-skinned.  Antonyms: sensitive, compassionate, tenderhearted.

6 5. Clandestine: (adj.) secret, concealed; underhanded.  Synonyms: covert, furtive, surreptitious, stealthy  Antonyms: open, overt, undisguised, aboveboard

7 6. Compunction: (n.) remorse, regret  Synonyms: scruple, qualm, misgiving, contrition  Antonyms: shamelessness, insouciance, nonchalance

8 7. Conflagration: (n.) a large destructive fire  Synonyms: holocaust, wildfire  Antonyms: deluge, flood

9 8. Elated: (adj.) high in spirits, jubilant: extremely pleased  Synonyms: overjoyed, ecstatic, tickled pink  Antonyms: depressed, crestfallen, despondent, blue

10 9. Indelible: (adj.) not able to be erased or removed; memorable  Synonyms: lasting, permanent, unforgettable  Antonyms: erasable, impermanent, ephemeral

11 10. Indulgent: (adj.) yielding to the wishes or demands of others  Synonyms: lenient, permissive, tolerant, liberal  Antonyms: strict, severe, inflexible, hard-nosed

12 Inveterate: (adj.) firmly established, long- lasting: habitual  Synonyms: persisting, chronic, dyed-in-the-wool  Antonyms: sporadic, intermittent, occasional

13 Irrelevant: (adj.) not to the point, not applicable or pertinent  Synonyms: inapplicable, immaterial, besides the point  Antonyms: pertinent, material, apropos, germane

14 Nocturnal: (adj.) of or occurring in the night: under cover of darkness  Synonyms: nighttime  Antonyms: daytime, diurnal (DAY OR DAILY)

15 Platitude: (n.) the commonplace, stale, or trite remark.  Synonyms: cliché, truism, bromide  Antonyms: epigram, quip, witticism, bon mot

16 Quell: (v.) to subdue, put down forcibly  Synonyms: suppress, pacify, squelch, quash, crush  Antonyms: incite, provoke, arouse, foment, stir up

17 Quiescent: (adj.) inactive, at rest  Synonyms: still, inert, motionless, dormant, tranquil  Antonyms: active, thriving, lively, bustling, volatile

18 Ruminate: (v.) to mediate, think about at length; to chew the cud  Synonyms: ponder, reflect, mull over, muse

19 Tacit: (adj.) unspoken, silent; implied, inferred  Synonyms: unexpressed, unvoiced, understood, implicit.  Antonyms: explicit, express, specific

20 Tangible: (adj.) capable of being touched; real, concrete  Synonyms: perceptible, actual, evident, palpable  Antonyms: immaterial, imperceptible, insubstantial

21 Trenchant: (adj.) incisive, keen: forceful, effective; cutting caustic; distinct, clear- out.  Synonyms: penetrating, cutting, telling, acute  Antonyms: dull bland, insipid, vapid, imperceptive


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