Presentation on theme: "Vocabulary Level F Unit 8. acrimonious Adj. – stinging, bitter in temper or tone Syn. – biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile Ant. – gentle, warm, mild,"— Presentation transcript:
consternation N. – dismay, confusion Syn. – shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay Ant. – calm, composure, aplomb “The hiker looked at the path with consternation, hardly knowing which way to go first.
corpulent Adj.- fat; having a large, bulky body Syn. – overweight, heavy, obese, stout Ant. – slender, lean, spare, gaunt
disavow V. – to deny responsibility for or connection with Syn. – disown, disclaim, retract, abjure Ant. – acknowledge, admit, grant, certify “The suspect stubbornly continued to disavow any part in the kidnapping plot.
dissension N. – disagreement, sharp difference of opinion Syn. – strife, discord, contention Ant.- agreement, accord, harmony
dissipate V. – to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel Syn. – disperse, strew, diffuse, waste Ant. – gather, collect, conserve “As chairman he is fair and open, but he dissipates his energies on trivial things.”
expurgate V. – to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify Syn. – purge, censor, bowdlerize
gauntlet N. – an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them; an ordeal Syn. – dare, provocation, trial, punishment
hypothetical Adj.- based on an assumption or guess; used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation Syn. – assumed, supposed, conjectural Ant. – actual, real, tested, substantiated
impugn V. – to call into question; to attack as false Syn. – challenge, deny, dispute, query Ant. – confirm prove, verify, validate “You can impugn the senator’s facts, but you cannot accuse her of concealing her intentions.”
intemperate Adj. – immoderate, lacking in self-control Syn. – excessive, extreme, unrestrained Ant. – moderate, restrained, cool and collected “Experience taught her to control her intemperate outbursts of anger.”
odium N. – hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct Syn. – abhorrence, opprobrium, shame Ant. – esteem, admiration, approbation