Unit 8 Vocabulary

  1. acrimonious
    • (adj.) stinging, bitter in temper or toneĀ 
    • Synonyms: biting, caustic, rancorous, hostile, peevish
    • Antonyms: gentle, warm, mild, friendly, cordial
  2. bovine
    • (adj.) resembling a cow or ox; sluggish, unresponsive
    • Synonyms: stolid, dull, slow, stupid
    • Antonyms: alert, sharp, bright, keen, quick
  3. consternation
    • (n.) dismay, confusion
    • Synonyms: shock, amazement, bewilderment, dismay
    • Antonyms: calm, composure, aplomb
  4. corpulent
    • (adj.) fat, having a large, bulky body
    • Synonyms: overweight, heavy, obese, stout, portly
    • Antonyms: slender, lean, spare, gaunt, emaciated
  5. disavow
    • (v.) to deny responsibility or connection with
    • Synonyms: disown, disclaim, retract, abjure
    • Antonyms: acknowledge, admit, grant, certify
  6. dispassionate
    • (adj.) impartial; calm, free from emotion
    • Synonyms: unbiased, disinterested, cool, detached
    • Antonyms: committed, engaged, partial, biased
  7. dissension
    • (n.) disagreement, sharp difference of opinion
    • Synonyms: strife, discord, contention
    • Antonyms: agreement, accord, harmony
  8. dissipate
    • (v.) to cause to disappear; to scatter, dispel; to spend foolishly, squander; to be extravagant in pursuit of pleasure
    • Synonyms: disperse, strew, diffuse, waste
    • Antonyms: gather, collect, conserve, husband
  9. expurgate
    • (v.) to remove objectionable passages or words from a written text; to cleanse, purify
    • Synonyms: purge, censor, bowdlerize
  10. gauntlet
    • (n.) an armored or protective glove; a challenge; two lines of men armed with weapons with which to beat a person force to run between them; an ordeal
    • Synonyms: dare, provocation, trial, punishment
  11. hypothetical
    • (adj.) based on an assumption or guess; used as provisional or tentative idea to guide or direct investigationĀ 
    • Synonyms: assumed, supposed, conjectural, conditional
    • Antonyms: actual, real, tested, substantiated
  12. ignoble
    • (adj.) mean, low, base
    • Synonyms: inferior, unworthy, dishonorable, sordid
    • Antonyms: admirable, praiseworthy, lofty, noble
  13. impugn
    • (v.) to call into question; to attack as false
    • Synonyms: challenge, deny, dispute, query, question
    • Antonyms: confirm, prove, verify, validate
  14. intemperate
    • (adj.) immoderate, lacking in self-control; inclement
    • Synonyms: excessive, extreme, unrestrained, inordinate
    • Antonyms: moderate, restrained, cool and collected
  15. odium
    • (n.) hatred, contempt; disgrace or infamy resulting from hateful conduct
    • Synonyms: abhorrence, opprobrium,shame, ignominy
    • Antonyms: esteem, admiration, approbation
  16. perfidy
    • (n.) faithlessness, treachery
    • Synonyms: betrayal, disloyalty, treason, duplicity
    • Antonyms: faithfulness, loyalty, steadfastness
  17. relegate
    • (v.) to place in a lower position; to assign, refer, turn over; to banish
    • Synonyms: transfer, consign, demote, exile
    • Antonyms: promote, elevate, advance, recall
  18. squeamish
    • (adj.) inclined to nausea; easily shocked or upset; excessively fastidious or refined
    • Synonyms: nauseated, queasy, delicate, oversensitive, priggish
  19. subservient
    • (adj.) subordinate in capacity or role; submissively obedient; serving to promote some end
    • Synonyms: secondary, servile, obsequious, useful
    • Antonyms: primary, principal, bossy, domineering
  20. susceptible
    • (adj.) open to; easily influenced; lacking in resistance
    • Synonyms: vulnerable, receptive, impressionable
    • Antonyms: resistant, immune
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Unit 8 Vocabulary
Definitions, synonyms, & antonyms