Vocab Unit 6 (sophomore)

  1. accede
    • (v.) to yield to; to assume an office or dignity
    • synonyms: consent, concur, comply, assent
    • antonyms: demur, balk at
  2. brandish
    • (v.) to wave or flourish in a menacing or vigorous fashion
    • synonyms: swing, shake
    • antonyms: (none)
  3. comprise
    • (v.) to include or contain; to be made up of
    • synonyms: compose, constitute, encompass
    • antonyms: exclude
  4. deft
    • (adj.) skillful, nimble
    • synonyms: dexterous, adroit, proficient, clever, masterful
    • antonyms: clumsy, awkward, bungling, inept
  5. destitute
    • (adj.) deprived of the necessities of life; lacking in
    • synonyms: wanting, devoid, impoverished, penniless
    • antonyms: rich, wealthy, luxurious, bountiful, full, replete
  6. explicit
    • (adj.) definite, clearly stated
    • synonyms: distinct, forthright, unambiguous, clear
    • antonyms: vague, ambiguous, implied, implicit
  7. extirpate
    • (v.) to tear up by the roots; to destroy totally
    • synonyms: uproot, eradicate, wipe out, excise
    • antonyms: implant, sow, foster, nourish
  8. inopportune
    • (adj.) coming at a bad time; not appropriate
    • synonyms: ill-timed, inconvenient, inappropriate, unsuitable
    • antonyms: timely, conventient, felicitous, opportune
  9. ironic
    • (adj.) suggesting an incongruity between what might be expected and what actually happens; given to irony, sarcastic
    • synonyms: incongruous, satiric, sardonic, wry
    • antonyms: straightforeward, unequivocal
  10. musty
    • (adj.) stale, moldy; out-of-date
    • synonyms: hackneyed, antiquated
    • antonyms: fresh, sweet-smelling, up-to-date, brand-new
  11. officious
    • (adj.) meddling; excessively forward in offering soervices or assuming authority
    • synonyms: meddlesome, prying, impertinent, obtrusive
    • antonyms: reserved, diffident, timid, aloof
  12. ominous
    • (adj.) unfavorable, threatening, or bad omen
    • synonyms: unpropritious, inauspicious, portentous
    • antonyms: propritious, auspicious, promising
  13. pinnacle
    • (n.) a high peak or point
    • synonyms: apex, acme, summit, apogee
    • antonyms: nadir, perigee, low point
  14. premeditated
    • (adj.,part.) considered beforehand, deliberately planned
    • synonyms: preplanned, rehearsed, calculated, prearranged
    • antonyms: unplanned, spontaneous, impromptu
  15. rampant
    • (adj.) growing without check, running wild
    • synonyms: widespread, unrestrained, extravagant, prevalent
    • antonyms: controlled, restrained
  16. solace
    • (n.) comfort, relief; (v.) to comfort, console
    • synonyms: (v.) soothe, reassure, cheer up
    • antonyms: (v.) vex, aggravate, upset
  17. stately
    • (adj.) dignified, majestic
    • synonyms: grand, magnificent, imposing
    • antonyms: lowly, humble, servile, abject
  18. supple
    • (adj.) bending easily; bending with agility; readily adaptable; servile
    • synonyms: flexible, limber, pliable, pliant
    • antonyms: stiff, unbending, hidebound
  19. suppress
    • (v.) to stop by force, put down
    • synonyms: subdue, crush, stifle, squelch, quash, silence
    • antonyms: provoke, spur, arouse, incite, instigate
  20. venal
    • (adj.) open to or marked by bribery or corruption
    • synonyms: dishonest, bribable, corruptible, mercenary
    • antonyms: honest, incorruptible, scrupulous
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Vocab Unit 6 (sophomore)