LangComp Vocab List Week Two

  1. atrophy 
    a wasting away of the body or of an organ or part, as from defective nutrition or nerve damage.

    degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
  2. atrophy
    S: decline, degeneration

    A: flourish, germinate, grow
  3. innovate 
    to introduce something new; make changes in anything established.
  4. innovate
    S: invent, launch, present

    A: close, end, finish
  5. servile
    characteristic of, proper to, or customary for slaves; abject
  6. servile
    S: humble, submissive, passive

    A: aggressive, dominant
  7. extol
    to praise highly; laud; eulogize
  8. extol
    S: acclaim, glorify, pay tribute to

    A: blame, criticize 
  9. augment
    to make larger; enlarge in size, number, strength, or extent; increase
  10. augment
    S: heighten, reinforce, amplify

    A: decrease, degrade
  11. benevolent
    characterized by or expressing goodwill or kindly feelings

    desiring to help others; charitable
  12. benevolent
    S: altruistic, caring, kindhearted 

    A: greedy, malevolent, unkind
  13. derision
    ridicule; mockery
  14. derision
    S: contempt, scoffing, disdain

    A: compliment, flattery, praise
  15. disparity
    lack of similarity or equality; inequality; difference
  16. disparity
    S: discrepency, imbalance, unevenness

    A: likeness, similarity, equality
  17. flagrant
    shockingly noticeable or evident; obvious; glaring

    notorious; scandalous
  18. flagrant
    S: conspicuous, flashy

    A: concealed, disguised, hidden
  19. indolence
    the state of quality of:

    having or showing a disposition to avoid exertion; slothful

    causing little or no pain; inactive or relatively benign
  20. indolence
    S: lazy, slow, inactive

    A: active, hard-working, industrious
  21. acquiesce
    to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent
  22. acquiesce
    S: accept, accommodate, yield

    A: disagree, object, protest
  23. prodigal
    wastefully or recklessly extravagant

    lavishly abundant; profuse
  24. prodigal
    S: excessive, spendthrift, wanton

    A: careful, thrifty
  25. capricious
    subject to, led by, or indicative of caprice  or whim; erratic

    a sudden, unpredictable change, as of one's mind or the weather
  26. capricious
    S: variable, flighty

    A: steady, constant, consistent
  27. prosaic
    commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative

    (of or having the character or form of prose  rather than poetry)
  28. prosaic
    S: boring, lifeless, routine

    A: creative, imaginative, interesting
  29. austere
    severe in manner or appearance; uncompromising; strict; forbidding

    rigorously self-disciplined and severely moral; ascetic; abstinent

    without excess, luxury, or ease; simple; limited; severe
  30. austere
    S: earnest, formal, strict

    A: bland, calm, gentle
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LangComp Vocab List Week Two
SAT vocab words for Mrs. Fitzpatrick's Class; you are welcome