Vocabulary

Vocabulary is tested weekly


Unit 2, Part 2.1

Incognito: in a disguised state, under an assumed name; the state of being disguised or a person in disguise.

Synonym: camouflaged, disguised, unknown

Antonym: known, unhidden

Invalidate: to make valueless, take away all force or effect.

Synonym: undermine, weaken, overrule, undo

Antonym: validate, allow, help, permit

Legendary: described in well-known stories; existing in old stories (legends) rather than in real life.

Synonym: fabled, mythical, unhistorical

Antonym: factual, real

Maim: to cripple or disable

Synonym: mangle, mutilate, maul, damage, mar

Antonym: aid, improve, beautify, men

Minimize: to make as small as possible, make the least of; to make smaller than before

Synonym: decrease, lessen, shrink, diminish

Antonym: develop, increase, expand, increase, grow

Oblique: slanting or sloping; not straightforward or direct.

Synonym: diagonal, inclining, tilting, angled

Antonym: direct, forthright

Unit 2, Part I:

Antics: ridiculous and unpredictable behavior or actions.

Synonym: Shenanigans, tomfoolery

Avowed: declared openly and without shame.

Synonym: declared, confessed

Banter: to exchange playful remarks, tease; talk that is playful and teasing.

Synonym: kidding, repartee

Bountiful: giving freely, generous; plentiful, given abundantly.

Synonym: plentiful

Antonym: sparse

Congested: overcrowded, filled or occupied to excess.

Synonym: overcrowded, overflowing

Antonym: empty

Detriment: harm or loss; injury, damage; a disadvantage; a cause of harm, injury, loss or damage.

Synonym: harm, disadvantage

Antonym: benefit, advantage

Durable: sturdy, not easily worn out or destroyed; lasting for a long time; consumer goods used repeatedly over a number of years.

Synonym: sturdy, dependable

Antonym: temporary, weak

Enterprising: energetic, willing and able to start something new; showing boldness and imagination.

Synonym: ambitious, hard-working

Antonym: lazy, lethargic

Frugal: economical, avoiding waste and luxury; scanty, poor, meager.

Synonym: thrifty

Antonym: spendthrift, wasteful

Gingerly: with extreme care or caution.

Synonym: dainty, cautious

Antonym: rough, careless

Glut: to provide more than is needed or wanted; to feed or fill to the point of overstuffing; an oversupply.

Synonym: oversupply, excess

Antonym: lack, need

Unit 1 words:

Apparel: clothing that serves as dress or decoration; to put clothes on, dress up.

Synonym: attire, garments, clothes

Antonym: undress, unclothe

Compress: to press together’ to reduce in size; a folded cloth or pad applied to an injury

Synonym: condense, shrink

Antonym: expand, enlarge

Denounce: to condemn openly; to accuse formally

Synonym: criticize, censure

Antonym: hail, acclaim

Douse: To plunge into a liquid, drench; to put out quickly, extinguish

Synonym: soak, drench, immerse

Antonym: kindle, dehydrate, ignite

Expressly: plainly, in so many words; for a particular purpose

Synonym: explicitly, clearly, plainly

Antonym: ambiguously, broadly

Famished: suffering from extreme hunger or from lack of something.

Synonym: hungry, starved

Antonym: full, sated

Forsake: to give up, renounce; to leave, abandon

Synonym: abandon, desert, leave

Antonym: keep, possess, reclaim

Inept: totally without skill or appropriateness

Synonym: incapable, unfit, unskilled

Antonym: skilled, competent, expert

Libel: a statement that unfairly or falsely harms the reputation of the person about whom it is made; to write or publish such a statement

Synonym: malign, slander

Antonym: acclaim, honor, praise

Oaf: a stupid person; a big, clumsy, slow individual

Synonym: bonehead, dunce, clod, lout, thickhead

Antonym: genius, Brainiac, intellectual, sage

Repast: a meal, food

Synonym: meal, victuals, food

Unit 1, Part I words:

· Misgiving: A feeling of fear, doubt, or uncertainty.

o S: worry, qualm, hesitation

o A: confidence, assurance

· Gainful: profitable, bringing in money or some special advantage.

o S: paying

o A: unprofitable, unrewarding, nonpaying

· Irked: irk means to annoy

o S: bother, annoy, irritate, vex

o A: please, cheer, gladden

· Egregious – outstandingly bad, shocking

o S: terrible, horrible, atrocious, horrendous, abhorrent, abominable, awful

o A: good, nice, pleasant

· Besiege: to attack by surrounding with military forces OR to cause worry or trouble.

o S: pressure, surround, hound

· Dispatch – to send off for a purpose OR to kill OR an official message OR promptness, speed OR the act of killing.

o S: report, communication OR send OR kill

o A: recall, withhold

· Instantaneous: Done in an instant! Immediate

o S: prompt, quick, speedy, instantly

o A: slow, delayed

· Ingenious: showing amazing originality, inventiveness, or resourcefulness OR clever, very intelligent.

o S: imaginative, inventive, resourceful

o A: unimaginative, unoriginal, uninventive

· Recede: to go or move backward OR to become distant

o S: retreat, ebb

o A: advance

· Immense: very large or great OR beyond ordinary means of measurement.

o S: vast, enormous, gigantic

o A: small, tiny, infinitesimal, minute