LangComp Vocab List Week One

  1. enigma
    synonym: problem; puzzle 

    antonym: certainty; clarity
  2. enigma
    Defintion: A puzzling, inexplicable occurrence or situation;

    a person of puzzling or contradictory character;

    a saying or question with a hidden meaning
  3. apathy
    synonyms: coolness; indifference

    antonyms: care; concern; sympathy
  4. apathy
    Defintion: absence or suppression of passion, emotion, or excitement

    lack of interest in or concern for things that others find moving
  5. indifferent
    synonyms: mediocre; commonplace

    antonyms: interested; involved
  6. indifferent
    Defintion: without interest or concern; apathetic

    having no bias, prejudice, or preference

    not particularly good or important
  7. revere
    synonyms: reverence, honor, adore

    antonyms: despise, disregard
  8. revere
    Definition: to regard with respect tinged with awe; venerate
  9. candor
    synonyms: openness; honesty; truthfulness

    antonyms: deception; falsehood; lying
  10. candor
    Definitions: the state or quality of being frank, open, and sincere in speech or expression;

    freedom from bias; fairness; impartiality
  11. reticent
    Definitions: disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved

    reluctant or restrained
  12. reticent
    synonyms: bashful; close-mouthed; shy

    antonyms: communicative; forward; unrestrained
  13. aesthetic
    Definitions: pertaining to a sense of the beautiful or to the science of aethetics;

    pertaining to, involving, or concerned with pure emotion and sensation as opposed to pure intellectuality
  14. aesthetic
    synonyms: artistic; inventive; gorgeous

    antonyms: displeasing; ugly; imbalanced
  15. ascetic
    Definitions: a person who dedicates his or her life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals and practices extreme self-denial or self-mortification for religious reasons

    a person who leads a very simple life, especially one who abstains from normal pleasure of life

    in early Christian church a monk; hermit
  16. ascetic
    synonyms: recluse; fanatic; frugal

    antonyms: self-indulgent; gluttonous; greedy
  17. autonomy
    Definitions: independence or freedom, as of the will or one's actions

    self-government; self-governing community
  18. autonomy
    synonyms: liberty; self-determination; sovereignty

    antonyms: dependence; subjection; subordination
  19. disdain
    Definitions: to look upon or treast with contempt; despise; scorn

    to think unworthy of notice or response
  20. disdain
    synonyms: spurn; haughtiness; arrogance

    antonyms: acceptance; admiration
  21. innocuous
    Definitions: not harmful or injurious; harmless

    not likely to irritate or offend; inoffensive

    not interesting, stimulating, or significant
  22. innocuous
    synonyms: innocent; kind; painless

    antonyms: destructive; hurtful; damaging
  23. banal
    Definitions: devoid of freshness or originality; hackneyed; trite
  24. banal
    synonyms: bland; cliched; conventional

    antonyms: fresh; new; original
  25. ambiguous
    Definitions: open to or having several possible meanings or interpretations

    having two or more structural descriptions

    of doubtful or uncertain nature; lacking clearness
  26. ambiguous
    synonyms: cryptic; doubtful; indeterminate

    antonyms: clear; definite; explicit; lucid
  27. anarchy
    Definitions: a stste of society without government or law

    political and social disorder due to absence of governmental control

    confusion or chaos; disorder
  28. anarchy
    synonyms: disorganization; hostility; nihilism

    antonyms: lawfulness; order; rule
  29. ameliorate
    Definitions: to make or become better, more bearable, or more satisfactory

    improve; meliorate
  30. ameliorate
    synonyms: amend; alleviate; relieve

    antonyms: worsen
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LangComp Vocab List Week One
SAT vocab words for Mrs. Fitzpatrick's Class; you are welcome