Vocabulary20 cards

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Abate

(v.) To make less in amount, degree. To subside, become less; to nulify; to deduct, omit. Syn: Diminish Decrease, subside, let up Ant: Intensify, Increase, magnify, wax

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Adulation

(n.) Praise or flattery that is excessive. SYN: adoration, idolization, hero-worship ANT: ridicule, derision, scorn, odium

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Anathema

(n.)and object of intense dislike; a curse or a strong denunciation. SYN:malediction, imprecation, abomination ANT:benediction, blessing

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Astute

(adj.)shred, craft, showing practical wisdom SYN:shrewd, acute, sagacious, judicious, wily ANT:obtuse, doltish, empty-headed, dumb.

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Avarice

(n.)a greedy desire, particularly for wealth SYN: cupidity, rapacity, acquisitiveness

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Culpable

(adj.)deserving blame, worthy of condemnation SYN:guilty, delinquent, peccant, blameworthy ANT:Blameless, innocent, laudable

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Dilatory

(adj.)tending to delay or procrastinate, not prompt;intended to delay or postpone SYN:stalling,slow,tardy,laggard ANT: prompt,punctual,speedy,expeditious

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Egregious

(adj.) conspicuous, standing out from the mass (used particularly in an unfavorable sense) SYN:glaring flagrant blatant ANT: unnoticeable paltry piddling

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Equivocate

(v.)to speak or act in a way that allows for more than one interpretation; to be deliberately vague or ambiguous. SYN:to talk out of booth sides of ones mouth, palter, hedge Ant: to speak ones mind plainly

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Evanescent

(adj.) Vanishing, soon passing away; light and airy SYN:ephemeral transient transitory ANT:everlasting immortal imperishable

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Irresolute

(adj.) unable to make up ones mind, hesitating SYN: indecisive vacillating wavering ANT: determined decisive unwavering

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Nebulous

(adj.) cloudlike, resembling a cloud;cloudy in color, not transparent; vague, confused, indistinct SYN: hazy fuzzy cloudy vague murky ANT: definite distinct clear focused

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Novice

(n.) one who is just a beginner at some activity requiring skill and experience (also used adjectivally) SYN:neophyte tyro trainee apprentice ANT: veteran,past master, pro expert

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Penury

(n.) extreme poverty; barrenness insufficiency SYN:destitution want indigence ANT:affluence abundance luxury opulence

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Pretentious

(adj.)done for show, striving to make a big impression; claiming merit or position unjustifiably;making demands on one's skill or abilities, ambitious SYN:inflated ostentatious affected ANT:unassuming unaffected modest

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Recapitulate

(v.)to review a series of facts; to sum up SYN: review summarize,sum up, go over

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Resuscitate

(v.)to revive, bring back to consciousness or existence SYN:revitalize reanimate restore reactivate

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Slovenly

(adj.) untidy, dirty, careless SYN:unkempt slatternly slipshod lax ANT:neat tidy careful meticulous

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Supposition

(n.)something that is assumed or taken for granted without conclusive evidence SYN:assumption presumption hypothesis

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Torpid

(adj.)inactive sluggish dull SYN:sluggish lethargic otiose languid ANT:energetic dynamic vigorous