vocab chapter 8

  1. acrimonious
    • stinging, bitter in temper or tone
    • syn- biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
    • ant- gentle, warm, mild, friendly, cordial
  2. bovine
    • resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
    • syn- stolid, dull, slow, stupid
    • ant- alert, sharp, bright, keen, quick
  3. consternation
    • dismay, confusion
    • syn- shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay
    • ant- calm, composure, aplomb
  4. corpulent
    • fat, having a large, bulky body
    • syn- overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly
    • ant- slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated
  5. disavow
    • to deny responsibility for or connection with
    • syn- disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
    • ant- acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
  6. dispassionate
    • impartial, calm, free from emotion
    • syn- unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached
    • ant- committed, engaged, partial, biased
  7. dissension
    • disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
    • syn- strife, discord, contention
    • ant- agreement, accord, harmony
  8. dissipate
    • to cause to disappear, to scatter, dispel, to spend foolishly, squander, to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
    • syn- disperse, strew, diffuse, waste
    • ant- gather, collect, conserve, husband
  9. expurgate
    • to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text, to cleanse, purify
    • syn- purge, censor, bowdlerize
  10. gauntlet
    • an armored or protective glove, a challenge, two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person forced to run between them, an ordeal
    • syn- dare, provocation, trial, punishment
  11. hypothetical
    • based on an assumption or guess, used as a provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigation
    • syn- assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
    • ant- actual, real, tested, substantiated
  12. ignoble
    • mean, low, base
    • syn- inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
    • ant- admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble
  13. impugn
    • to call into question, to attack as false
    • syn- challenge, deny, dispute, query, question
    • ant- confirm, prove, verify, validate
  14. intemperate
    • immoderate, lacking in self-control, inclement
    • syn- excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
    • ant- moderate, restrained, cool and collected
  15. odium
    • hatred, contempt, disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
    • syn- abhorrence, opprobium, shame, ignominy
    • ant- esteem, admiration, approbation
  16. perfidy
    • faithlessness, treachery
    • syn- betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
    • ant- faithfulness, loyaltym steadfastness
  17. relegate
    • to place in a lower position, to assign, refer turn over, to banish
    • syn- transfer, consign, demote, exile
    • ant- promote, elevate, advance, recall
  18. squeamish
    • inclined to nausea, easily shocked or upset, excessively fastidious or refined
    • syn-nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish
  19. subservient
    • subordinate in capacity or role, submissvely obedient, serving to promote some end
    • syn- secondary, sevile, obsequious, useful
    • ant- primary, principal, bossy, domineering
  20. susceptible
    • open to, easily influenced, lacking in resisitance
    • syn- vulnerable, receptive, impressionable
    • ant- resistant, immune
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vocab chapter 8
i like big butts and i cannot lie. no other brother can deny. when a girl walks in with a itty bitty waist and a something on her face i get sprung