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1 Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G, Unit 11
English 111 Sadlier-Oxford Vocabulary Level G, Unit 11

2 abrogate (v.) to repeal, cancel, declare null and void
Synonyms: annul, revoke Antonyms: reaffirm, renew, ratify

3 ambient (adj.) completely surrounding, encompassing

4 asperity (n.) roughness, severity; bitterness or tartness
Synonyms: rigor, harshness Antonyms: mildness, blandness, softness, lenience

5 burnish (v.) to make smooth or glossy by rubbing, polish; (n.) gloss, brightness, luster Synonyms: (v.) shine, buff Antonyms: (v.) tarnish, dull, abrade

6 cabal (n.) a group working in secret
Synonyms: clique, ring, gang, plot, conspiracy

7 delectable (adj.) delightful, highly enjoyable; deliciously flavored, savory; (n.) an appealing or appetizing food or dish Synonyms: (adj.) delicious, scrumptious Antonyms: (adj.) repugnant, repulsive, distasteful

8 deprecate (v.) to express mild disapproval; to belittle
Synonyms: deplore, frown upon Antonyms: smile on, countenance, approve

9 detritus (n.) loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction Synonyms: debris, wreckage, ruins, rubble

10 ebullient (adj.) overflowing with enthusiasm and excitement; boiling, bubbling Synonym: exhilarated, elated, exuberant Antonyms: gloomy, morose, sullen, apathetic, blasé

11 eclectic (adj.) drawn from many different sources; (n.) one whose beliefs are drawn from various sources Synonyms: (adj.) selective, synthetic, pick-and-choose Antonyms: (adj.) uniform, monolithic

12 flaccid (adj.) limp, not firm; lacking vigor or effectiveness
Synonyms: soft, flabby Antonyms: hard, firm, solid

13 impecunious (adj.) having little or no money
Synonyms: penniless, impoverished, indigent Antonyms: affluent, wealthy, prosperous, rich

14 inexorable (adj.) inflexible, beyond influence; relentless, unyielding
Synonyms: inescapable, ineluctable, obdurate Antonyms: avoidable, yielding, pliant

15 moribund (adj.) dying, on the way out Synonyms: obsolescent
Antonyms: flourishing, thriving

16 necromancer (n.) one who claims to reveal or influence the future through magic, especially communication with the dead; in general, a magician or wizard Synonyms: sorcerer, conjurer

17 onerous (adj.) burdensome; involving hardship or difficulty
Synonyms: oppressive, weighty Antonyms: light, easy, undemanding, untaxing

18 rife (adj.) common, prevalent, widespread, happening often; full, abounding; plentiful, abundant, replete Antonyms: devoid of, lacking

19 rudiments (n. pl.) the parts of any subject or discipline that are learned first; the earliest stages of anything Synonym: basics, fundamentals

20 sequester (v.) to set apart, separate for a special purpose; to take possession of and hold in custody Synonyms: seclude, segregate, isolate, closer

21 winnow (v.) to get rid of something unwanted, delete; to sift through to obtain what is desirable; to remove the chaff from the wheat by blowing air on it; to blow on, fan Synonyms: sift, strain, filter, sort

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