VOCABULARY UNIT 7 - Weebly

VOCABULARY UNIT 7 - Weebly

VOCABULARY UNIT 7 Level F AUSTERE AUSTERE: (adj) severe or stern in

manner; without adornment or luxury, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor Synonyms: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, anadorned, subdued Antonyms: mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant BENEFICENT

BENEFICENT: (adj) performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good Synonyms: humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable Antonyms: selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious CADAVEROUS

CADAVEROUS: (adj) pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse Synonyms: corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly Antonyms: robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health CONCOCT

CONCOCT: (v) to prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise invent, fabricate Synonyms: create, fashion, rustle up CRASS

CRASS: (adj) coarse, unfeeling; stupid Synonyms: crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse Antonyms: refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brillant DEBASE

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

DESECRATE DESECRATE: (v) to commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute Synonyms: profane, defile, violate Antonyms: revere, honor, venerate, consecrate

DISCONCERT DISCONCERT: (v) to confuse; to disturb the composure of Synonyms: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb Antonyms: relax, calm, put at ease

GRANDIOSE GRANDIOSE: (adj) grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated Synonyms: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin Antonyms: simple, modest, unaffected, humble

INCONSEQUENTIAL INCONSEQUENTIAL: (adj) trifling, unimportant Synonyms: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry Antonyms: important, essential, crucial, vital INFRACTION

INFRACTION: (n) a breaking of a law or obligation Synonyms: violation, transgression, breach, offense MITIGATE

MITIGATE: (v) to make milder or soften, to moderate in force or intensity Synonyms: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish Antonyms: aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate PILLAGE

PILLAGE: (v) to rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder; (n) the act of looting; booty Synonyms: ravage, sack, loot PRATE PRATE: (v) to talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

Synonyms: chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver Antonyms: come to the point, not waste words PUNCTILIOUS PUNCTILIOUS: (adj) very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

Synonyms: precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky Anotnyms: careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory REDOUBTABLE REDOUBTABLE: (adj) inspiring fear or awe;

illustrious; eminent Synonyms: formidable, fearsome, awesome, august Antonyms: laughable, risible, contemptible REPROVE REPROVE: (v) to find fault with, scold, rebuke Synonyms: chide, chastise, upbraid, reporach

Antonyms: praise, commend, laud, pat on the back RESTITUTION RESTITUTION: (n) 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: compensation, reimbursement, redress,

restoration STALWART STALWART: (adj) strong and sturdy; brave; resolute (n) a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position Synonyms: sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant, mainstay

Antonyms: weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating VULNERABLE VULNERABLE: (adj) open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected Synonyms: defenseless, exposed, unguarded Antonyms: invincible, protected, safe, secure

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