Vocab Unit 12

  1. Aesthetic
    • Adj. pertaining to beauty; sensitive or responsive to beauty
    • Synonyms: artistic
  2. Defunct
    • Adj. no longer in existence or functioning, dead
    • Synonyms: extinct, nonexistent
    • Antonyms: alive, extant
  3. Discomfit
    • V. To frustrate, thwart, or defeat; to confuse, perplex, or embarrass
    • Synonyms: nonplus, disconcert, foil
  4. Espouse
    • V. to take up and support; to become attached to, adopt; to marry
    • Synonyms: embrace, wed
    • Antonyms: repudiate,¬†disavow, renounce
  5. fetish
    • N. an object believed to have magical powers; an object of unreasoning devotion or reverence
    • Synonyms: charm, talisman, obsession
  6. gregarious
    • Adj. living together in a herd or group; sociable, seeking the company of others
    • Synonyms: outgoing, extroverted
    • Antonyms: Aloof, introverted, reclusive
  7. hapless
    • Adj. marked by a persistent absence of good luck
    • Synonyms: unlucky, ill-starred, unfortunate
    • Antonyms: lucky, charmed, fortunate
  8. impeccable
    • Adj. faultless, beyond criticism or blame
    • Synonyms: flawless, spotless, immaculate
    • Antonyms: grimy, soiled, spotted, sullied
  9. importune
    • V. To trouble with demands; to beg for insistently
    • Synonyms: implore, entreat, dun, tax
  10. interpolate
    • V. to insert between other parts or things; to present as an addition or correction
    • Synonyms: inject, interpose, introduce
  11. irreparable
    • Adj. incapable of being repaired or rectified
    • Synonyms: irremediable
    • Antonyms: remediable, fixable, reversible
  12. laconic
    • Adj. concise, using few words
    • Synonyms: terse, succinct, pithy, compact
    • Antonyms: garrulous, prolix, loquacious, verbose
  13. languish
    • V. to become weak, feeble, or dull; to droop; to be depressed or dispirited; to suffer neglect
    • Synonyms: flag, wilt, fade, pine
  14. Mendacious
    • Adj. given to lying or deception; untrue
    • Synonyms: untruthful, false
    • Antonyms: truthful, veracious
  15. nadir
    • N. the lowest point
    • Synonyms: rock bottom
    • Antonyms: apex, pinnacle, zenith
  16. omnipresent
    • Adj. present in all places at all times
    • Synonyms: ubiquitous, ever-present
  17. perfuntory
    • Adj. done in a superficial or halfhearted manner; without interest or enthusiasm
    • Synonyms: slapdash, cursory, shallow
    • Antonyms: thorough, assiduous, diligent, meticulous
  18. plaintive
    • Adj. expressive of sorrow or woe, melancholy
    • Synonyms: sad, doleful, lugubrious
    • Antonyms: cheerful, blithe, joyous, merry
  19. requite
    • V. to make suitable repayment, as for a kindness, service, or favor; to make retaliation, as for an injury or wrong; to reciprocate
    • Synonyms: reimburse, recompense, avenge
  20. Tantamount
    • Adj. equivalent, having the same meaning, value, or effect
    • Synonyms: indistinguishable from
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Vocab Unit 12
Vocab Unit 12