Sadlier Oxford Unit 4

  1. affiliated
    • (adj., part.) associated, connected
    • SYNONYMS: attached, related, joined
    • ANTONYMS: dissociated, unconnected
    • (a fil' i at ed)
  2. ascertain
    • (v.) to find out
    • SYNONYMS: discover, determine, establish
    • (asc er tain')
  3. attainment
    • (n.) an accomplishment, the act of achieving
    • SYNONYMS: achievement, fulfillment
    • ANTONYMS: failure, defeat, frustration
    • (a ttain' ment)
  4. bequeath
    • (v.) to give or pass on as an inheritance
    • SYNONYMS: transmit, bestow, hand down
    • (be queath')
  5. cogent
    • (adj.) forceful, convincing; relevant, to the point
    • SYNONYMS: persuasive, compelling
    • ANTONYMS: weak, unconvincing, ineffective, irrelevent
    • (co' gent)
  6. converge
    • (v.) to move toward one point, approach nearer together
    • SYNONYMS: meet, unite, intersect, merge
    • ANTONYMS: diverge, separate
    • (con verg'e)
  7. disperse
    • (v.) to scatter, spread far and wide
    • SYNONYMS: break up, dispel
    • ANTONYMS: collect, congregate, assemble, muster
    • (di spers'e)
  8. esteem
    • (v.) to regard highly; (n.) a highly favorable opinion or judgement
    • SYNONYMS: (v.) respect, admire, honor, revere
    • ANTONYMS: (v.) disdain, scorn; (n.) contempt
    • (es teem')
  9. expunge
    • (v.) to erase, obliterate, destroy
    • SYNONYMS: delete, efface, annihilate
    • ANTONYMS: insert, mark, imprint, impress
  10. finite
    • (adj.) having limits; lasting for a limited time
    • SYNONYMS: bounded, measurable
    • ANTONYMS: unlimited, immeasurable, everlasting, eternal
    • (fi' nite)
  11. invulnerable
    • (adj.) not able to be wounded or hurt; shielded against attack
    • SYNONYMS: impregnable, impervious, immune
    • ANTONYMS: exposed, unprotected, defenseless
    • (in vul' ner a ble)
  12. malevolent
    • (adj.) spiteful, showing ill will
    • SYNONYMS: malicious, wicked, sinister, malignant
    • ANTONYMS: kind, benevolent, compassionate
    • (ma lev' o lent)
  13. nonchalant
    • (adj.) cool and confident, unconcerned
    • SYNONYMS: composed, unruffled, indifferent
    • ANTONYMS: perturbed, agitated, disconcerted, abashed
    • (non cha lant')
  14. omniscient
    • (adj.) knowing everything; having unlimited awareness or understanding
    • SYNONYMS: wise, all-knowing
    • ANTONYMS: ignorant, unknowing
    • (om nisc' ient)
  15. panacea
    • (n.) a remedy for all ills; cure-all; an answer to all problems
    • SYNONYMS: universal cure, easy solution
    • (pan a ce' a)
  16. scrupulous
    • (adj.) exact, careful, attending thoroughly to details; having high moral standards, principled
    • SYNONYMS: painstaking, meticulous, conscientious
    • ANTONYMS: careless, negligent, remiss, dishonest
    • (scru' pu lous)
  17. skulk
    • (v.) to move about stealthily; to lie in hiding
    • SYNONYMS: lurk, slink, prowl
  18. supercilious
    • (adj.) proud and contemptuous; showing scorn because of a feeling of superiority
    • SYNONYMS: snobbish, patronizing, overbearing
    • ANTONYMS: humble, meek, deferential, servile
    • (su per cil' i ous)
  19. uncanny
    • (adj.) strange, mysterious, weird, beyond explanation
    • SYNONYMS: eerie, inexplicable, spooky
    • (un cann' y)
  20. venial
    • (adj.) easily excused; pardonable
    • SYNONYMS: excusable, forgivable
    • ANTONYMS: inexcusable, unforgivable, unpardonable
    • (ve' ni al)
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Sadlier Oxford Unit 4
unit 4 sadlier oxford (vocab book)