Unit 7 Vocab

  1. Austere
    Severe or stern in manner; without adornment or luxary, simple, plain; harsh or sour in flavor

    • Syn: forbidding, rigorous, puritanical, ascetic, unadorned, subdued
    • Ant: Mild, indulgent, luxurious, flamboyant
  2. Beneficent
    Performing acts of kindness or charity; conferring benefits, doing good

    • Syn: Humanitarian, magnanimous, charitable
    • Ant: Selfish, cruel, harmful, deleterious
  3. Cadaverous
    Pale, gaunt, resembling a corpse

    • Syn: Corpselike, wasted, haggard, emaciated, ghastly
    • Ant: Robust, portly, rosy, the picture of health
  4. Concoct
    To prepare by combining ingredients, make up (as a dish); to devise, invent, fabricate

    Syn: Create, fashion, rustle up
  5. Crass
    Coarse, unfeeling; stupid

    • Syn: Crude, vulgar, tasteless, oafish, obtuse
    • Ant: Refined, elegant, tasteful, polished, brilliant
  6. Debase
    To lower in character, quality, or value; to degrade, adulterate; to cause to deteriorate

    • Syn: Cheapen, corrupt, demean, depreciate
    • Ant: Elevate, uplift, improve, enhance
  7. Desecrate
    To commit sacrilege upon, treat irreverently; to contaminate, pollute

    • Syn: Profane, defile, violate
    • Ant: Revere, honor, venerate, consecrate
  8. Disconcert
    To confuse, to disturb the composure of

    • Syn: upset, rattle, ruffle, faze, perturb
    • Ant: relax, calm, put at ease
  9. Grandiose
    Grand in an impressive or stately way; marked by pompous affectation or grandeur, absurdly exaggerated

    • Syn: majestic, bombastic, highfalutin
    • Ant: simple, modest, unaffected, humble
  10. Inconsequential
    Trifling, unimportant

    • Syn: trivial, negligible, petty, paltry
    • Ant: Important, essential, cricial, vital
  11. Infraction
    A breaking of a law or obligation

    Syn: violation, transgression, breach, offense
  12. Mitigate
    To make milder or softer, to moderate in force or intensity

    • Syn: lessen, relieve, alleviate, diminish
    • Ant: Aggravate, intensify, irritate, exacerbate
  13. Pilliage
    To rob of goods by open force (as in war), plunder, the act of looting; booty

    Syn: Ravage, sack, loot; booty
  14. Prate
    To talk a great deal in a foolish or aimless fashion

    • Syn: Chatter, prattle, blab, blabber, palaver
    • Ant: Come to the point, not waste words
  15. Punctilious
    Very careful and exact, attentive to fine points of etiquette or propriety

    • Syn: Precise, scrupulous, exacting, fussy, finicky
    • Ant: Careless, negligent, lax, perfunctory
  16. Redoubtable
    Inspiring fear or awe; ilustrious, eminent

    • Syn: Formidable, fearsome, awesome, august
    • Ant: Laughable, risible, contemptible
  17. Reprove
    To fild fault with, scold, rebuke

    • Syn: chide, chastise, upbraid, reproach
    • Ant: Praise, commend, laud, pat on the back
  18. Restitution
    The act of restoring someone or something to the rightful owner or to a former state or position, making good on a loss or damage

    Syn: Compensation, reimbursement, redress, restoration
  19. Stalwart
    Strong and sturdy; brave; resolute; a brave, strong person; a strong supporter; one who takes an uncompromising position

    • Syn: Sturdy, stout, intrepid, valiant; mainstay
    • Ant: Weak, infirm, irresolute, vacillating
  20. Vulnerable
    Open to attack; capable of being wounded or damaged; unprotected

    • Syn: Defenseless, exposed, unguarded
    • Ant: Invincible, protected, safe, secure
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Unit 7 Vocab
Unit 7 Vocab